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31DC2017Weekly 21: Inspired By A Colour

I knew I was going to use this polish for the colour inspiration prompt as soon as I placed my order several months ago — this is An Unexpected Journey by Glam Polish. This is one of those of shades I almost think of as a lack of colour; mind you, that’s not the same… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 21: Inspired By A Colour

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31DC2017Weekly 20: Watermarble Skittlette

Watermarbles… I cannot complain that I have the worst experience with them, but I definitely lack experience. For a grand total of six or seven watermarble designs I’ve attempted in my life, I know only two patterns — stripes and random marble. So, this time, I wanted to try the classic watermarble petals because one… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 20: Watermarble Skittlette

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NOTW: Roses Mani For Facebook Group

Roses and I have never quite gotten along. I’ve always thought they are a bit overrated. I think I’ve moved away from active dislike and towards indifference over the years, but I don’t usually gravitate towards rose patterns. Then came my Drk Nails Designer 1 plate, with a gorgeous image of wild roses and I… Continue reading NOTW: Roses Mani For Facebook Group

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31DC2017Weekly 19: Annual Galaxy Nails

I really love galaxy nails, yet I never seem to think of doing them unless prompted by the dear 31DCWeekly each year! I decided to go super-sparkly today and used almost all holo polishes for a blingy mani 😀 The base polish is A-England Natasha’s Dance. I sponged on the galaxy using A-England Queen Of… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 19: Annual Galaxy Nails

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NOTW: Lay Up or Out in Lavender?

Here’s our monthly lesson in English idioms. To “lay something up in lavender”, means to store away carefully for future use and originates from the custom of storing fabric and other items with lavender in an attempt to preserve them or keep them smelling fresh. On the other hand, to “lay someone out in lavender”… Continue reading NOTW: Lay Up or Out in Lavender?

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NOTW: Orchid-Inspired

Mr ACD really likes orchids and has attempted several times to keep some around the house. Green-thumbed as we both are in general, we simply cannot manage to keep one alive beyond a couple of weeks. We have now given up, but hope to learn to care for them some day. As for myself, I… Continue reading NOTW: Orchid-Inspired

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31DC2017Weekly 18: V-Moons Inspired By Bath & Body Works

The prompt for the 31DC this week is half-moons, and I decided to go with v-moons — triangular-shaped half-moons. I picked up a tube of body cream from Bath & Body Works last weekend, and this nail art was inspired by the design on the tube. The base is three coats of ILNP Clever Girl,… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 18: V-Moons Inspired By Bath & Body Works

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NOTW: Feathers in Ink

With the eleven Canada Day manicures and the month-long swatching of untried polishes on Instagram, I’ve been wearing too many colours that aren’t quite me. Today, I have a simple stamped manicure in my colours: The base is a polish I’ve waited months to get hold of: Tonic Polish Greenglow. I accidentally stumbled upon it… Continue reading NOTW: Feathers in Ink

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Fireworks Mani For Canada Day

This is the final manicure idea for Canada Day tomorrow, but would also work for the Fourth of July (or New Year’s!). I had originally thought I’d do two more manicures today, but just can’t make the time, so I’ll end this series with my favourite thing about Canada Day: fireworks! Check some other ideas… Continue reading Fireworks Mani For Canada Day

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Black, White & Red Canada Day Manicure

Can you tell I’m running out of titles for my series of Canada Day manicure ideas? (This is the 10th one! Check some other ideas out here, here, here and here.). For this look, I injected a little bit of black into the mix. The base colour on my thumb, index and pinky fingers is… Continue reading Black, White & Red Canada Day Manicure