Monday, 29 January 2018

Digit-al Dozen: January Birthday Mani

Hi all!

This month's birthday mani was inspired by cacti! Being one of the two January birthday girls, the other one being Courtney from Polishes Lifting, I helped choose the inspiration image. And obviously, I love it! I did use acrylic paints this time, something I rarely do, but getting a watercolour like effect is just so much easier with paint instead of polish.

  • Polish My Life - Unparalleled
  • Polish My Life - Stripped
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward
  • Amsterdam acrylic paint - 618 Permanent Green Light
  • Amsterdam acrylic paint - 617 Yellowish Green
  • Barry M - Matte Top Coat (not pictured)

Base: 3 coats of Unparalleled. I used acrylic paint, a brush and water to create the cactus shapes. Then a dotting tool and Stripped to add the white dots. Topped it off with Elemental Ward first. Decided it should be matte later on and added the matte top coat.

Thumb nail photo is of my cinderella hand, because I liked how it turned out better.

I absolutely adored wearing this mani, wore it for 5 days, until it chipped on one nail. Would you wear cacti on your nails?

Love, Brethil

Check out the other January Birthday Mani's down here!


  1. Happy belated Birthday!!! And, just like I told Courtney, I like your art sooo much better than the one those girls picked (oops, I know it was you two -- LOL). Your cacti are so inviting!! I love them - I hope they don't have those big spines though, cuz I want to hug them. ;)