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My First Blogiversary!

Hiya, folks! Today marks a year since I started this blog 😀 (incidentally, this post is also my 100th, another milestone!). So, of course, Mr. ACD and I shared a cupcake to celebrate last night (and then bought a second one for good measure, because we also need to celebrate tonight, the day of!) It’s… Continue reading My First Blogiversary!

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NOTW: Re-creation of “Magic Polish’s” Mani

Hiya, folks! I’m back with another weekly mani, this time a re-creation of one by the immensely talented @magic.polish on Instagram. They are hosting a giveaway to celebrate reaching 10k followers, and this is my entry for the giveaway. Here it is, along with an inlay of their’s: To do this, I applied a base… Continue reading NOTW: Re-creation of “Magic Polish’s” Mani

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31DC2017Weekly 3: Bananas For Nail Art!

Hello, and welcome back to yet another week of the 31DC2017Weekly! The prompt for this week is yellow, so I did a fun banana-themed mani with two accent nails: On my thumb, index and pinky fingers, I’m wearing two coats of OPI Good Grief, topped with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Top Coat in Pixel Perfect.… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 3: Bananas For Nail Art!

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NOTW: Gradient Creepers

I had no idea what to call this mani (you could tell, couldn’t you?). This was one of my first manicures this year, and after my month-long vacation I was stamping everything upside down for some reason! It’s a little dull, no doubt, and I had to edit the pictures a bit to get the… Continue reading NOTW: Gradient Creepers

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One Lovely Blog Award

The lovely Sally from Quietly Mad nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award this week. Thanks, Sally! I’ve never been nominated for a blog award before, so suffice it to say I’m super thrilled & grateful 😀 Here are the rules: Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog… Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award

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31DC2017Weekly 2: Orange Skittlette

Hello, folks! Here’s the second installment of the 31DC2017Weekly — a skittlette mani with a mix of leadlighting, glitter and some grungy sponging. Here are some shots in the sunlight: On my ring and middle fingers, I applied 3 coats of OPI So Many Clowns… So Little Time. This may be my favourite off-white polish yet;… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 2: Orange Skittlette

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NOTW: The Tell-Tale Heart

Ever since I bought Zoya Pixie Dust Lorna, I’ve been thinking of a glittering, shimmering heart. Incidentally, I did this mani the day after Valentine’s Day this year. Unfortunately, that was a very busy day for me and I ended up taking very hurried, very bad pictures. I only managed to salvage three near-workable ones,… Continue reading NOTW: The Tell-Tale Heart

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31DC2017Weekly 1: Red Blobbicure

Hello, folks! I’m kicking off the weekly version of the 31-day nail art challenge 2017 (aka, 31DC2017Weekly) with a marbled blobbicure inspired by the amazing Colette (@mysimplelittlepleasures), who, in turn, credits it to Eugenia (@laqvid). Now, in case you’re wondering where the red is: I assure you, the base colour is a deep, rich burgundy… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 1: Red Blobbicure

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Join The 31-Day Nail Art Challenge Weekly!

Hiya, all! Amy McG of Polish Etc. is co-hosting the weekly version of the 31-day nail art challenge again this year, for the second year in a row. It follows the same prompts as the 31-day challenge that takes place in the month of September each year, but is spaced out over 31 weeks instead,… Continue reading Join The 31-Day Nail Art Challenge Weekly!

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NOTW: Grassy Swirls

I couldn’t decide whether to name this manicure “grassy swirls” or “swirly grass”. Either way, that’s the visual I had in mind when I did this mani — wind blowing through a field of grass. I had started out hoping that the blue stamping polish would be more vibrant over and cover up more of the… Continue reading NOTW: Grassy Swirls