The Digit-al Dozen Does Decades: Day Four 1970s

Thursday, 12 January 2017


I'm declaring this week as a bit of a learning curve.  Yesterday I learn the very hard lesson that vinyls and humidity do not play well together (and again I was reminded that heat and polish don't play well either).  Today I have learnt that I should avoid free handing things when it's hot.  Well really I should just avoid all forms of free hand.  Anyway, today I had in my head to do the 1970s and do a nice bright tie dye, very hippy-ish mani.   For whatever crazy reason I decided to free hand it rather than sponge.  Yep, I have no rational behind that decision.  Lucky for me most of my background can be hidden with a stamp.

For this mani I used China Glaze's Daisy Know My Name?, Lime After Lime, UV Meant To Be, That's Shore Bright, Red-y To Rave and None Of Your Risky Business.  Stamping done using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping and Bundle Monster BM-007.


And because it is good to have a laugh I thought I would include a picture of the base before I stamped over it.


Let's all keep our fingers crossed that tomorrow is a better nail art day for me.

Don't forget to check out all the other Digit-al Dozen ladies.



18 comments:

  1. Your tie dye pattern is incredible! I tried it once and it was laughable...yours is great though!

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    1. Thanks Serene. I think mine is laughable. I'm going to have to look for your now :)

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  2. the base you created is awesome!

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  3. I love your base. How did you do it? I'd love to see a tutorial! See, we are always hardest on ourselves 😀

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    1. Thanks Kathleen. I just used a detail brush and tiny strokes going around in a spiral. I'm not sure how well a tutorial will go for a blog post with this and I don't do videos. Maybe in the distant future I may start but at the moment I don't have the time (or knowledge)

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  4. Are you kidding me? This looks incredible!

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  5. Love these! The background is great!!!

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  6. So gorgeous & that background is faultless. You're so hard on yourself, but then again aren't we all! Loving your decade manis so much!
    Vicky xx
    @thepolishlist

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    1. Thanks Vicky. We are all definitely our own worst critics but I think that is kinda a good thing. It pushes you to grow and do better :)

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  7. I agree it's incredible. If you didn't say you had trouble. I wouldn't have known.

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  8. These look absolutely amazing!! You did a great job!

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