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Cats Gone Unripe Bananas!

Hello! The title of today’s post was almost suggested by Mr ACD. He took a quick look at the mani and said “cats gone bananas!” because the base was yellow. However, the base is in fact not yellow, it is a yellow-leaning green, hence the reference to being unripe. The theme for the #clairestellechallenge8 today… Continue reading Cats Gone Unripe Bananas!

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Present In Death

Hello, there! Have you ever read the short story by Hector Hugh Munro called The Open Window? [Read it here if you haven’t!] It is a story of how even in death people can very much has a strong presence in a house (…with a twist at the end, of course). I had such an… Continue reading Present In Death

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Bloodthirsty

Hello! We’re on a roadtrip at the moment and while Baby ACD is having a much, much better time of it than the last time we did this in July, I’m still feeling exhausted trying to keep her entertained. I’m taking a short break while she colours for a few minutes. The prompt for the… Continue reading Bloodthirsty

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Toddler Town/Zombie Apocalypse

Because sometimes having a toddler means walking around like a zombie, sleepless, incoherent and ready to eat just about anything! Given what we’ve been going through the past two (or has it been three? or nineteen?) months with Baby ACD, the first thought that came to mind when I saw the prompt of zombie apocalypse… Continue reading Toddler Town/Zombie Apocalypse

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Double, Double, Toil And Trouble

Hello! Witches for the #clairestelle8challenge today, and this mani took more time to do than I had anticipated. The base is three thin coats of the beautiful Tonic Polish Dragon Tears from the Holiday 2016 collection (and currently selling in store, so if you want to pause and run over, GO!). It is a super-shifty… Continue reading Double, Double, Toil And Trouble

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A Bony Lad

Hello, there, a very good morning to you! Today’s post is an unplanned, spur-of-the-moment one – which means that you get to see what I’m wearing on my nails right now! Aren’t you starting the day off right??? 🤪 I was wearing Tonic Polish Sweet Pea on my nails yesterday when I decided to dive… Continue reading A Bony Lad

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Leaf Summer Behind

Hello, folks! I’m finally on the foliage nails bandwagon, and given how much I love leaves, it comes as a great surprise to me that it took me pretty much all year to hop on! I did this mani for a birthday collaboration on Instagram – the person whose birthday it is likes leaf patterns… Continue reading Leaf Summer Behind

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Fall Is Here

Hello, folks! A very good morning to you! I have finally participated in #fluidfridayfriends after weeks of abstinence. We had a very fall-inspired colour palette this week: I will confess that while I love these colours in nature, I’m not big on wearing them. In fact, I almost never voluntarily do so. I decided right… Continue reading Fall Is Here

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A No-Brainer

Hello! The theme for this month’s #halloweenforever collab on Instagram was zombies and smoosh manicures. I’m reminded time and again how in my element I am in this group, and am left lamenting the fact that I only joined recently! I did this mani almost immediately upon finding out the theme because it was a… Continue reading A No-Brainer

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Magnetic Blobs

Hello! My second month participating in the #magneticmagicnail collaboration on Instagram and the theme was to play with magnets. It was an exercise in learning to use our magnets better and highlight the nail art possibilities simply with the use of magnets rather than other tools. Rest assured, many of us in the collab overthought… Continue reading Magnetic Blobs