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ABC Challenge: Z is for Zodiac

This is it: the final manicure for the ABC Challenge this year. Unfortunately, I’ve been sick/busy/exhausted, and as it turns out, I took terrible pictures of this manicure. Oh well…  For the final letter of the alphabet, I went with the zodiac. There are five different zodiac signs in my immediate  family, so I stamped… Continue reading ABC Challenge: Z is for Zodiac

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ABC Challenge: Y is for Yellow

The ABC Challenge is almost at an end, as is the year, and this is the second-to-last entry. For the letter Y, I’ve decided to go with yellow. I almost never end up wearing yellow on my nails, although I rather like the colour, and have decided that needs to change. I have a couple… Continue reading ABC Challenge: Y is for Yellow

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ABC Challenge: X is for X-ray

I was racking my brain over what to do for the letter X when it hit me: X-rays! I own a stamping plate with images of the human skeleton, and have been meaning to try smoke nails with nail polish instead of Sharpies. Put them together, and you get this: On my pinky & index… Continue reading ABC Challenge: X is for X-ray

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ABC Challenge: W is for White on White

I realize this looks a tad bit bridal, but 1) where I come from, red/hot pink/magenta is considered bridal, and, 2) I love white on white, so I don’t care either way! 😀 [Please excuse how dry & wrinkly my fingers look in all of today’s shots! Winter is here and, apparently, I didn’t get… Continue reading ABC Challenge: W is for White on White

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ABC Challenge: V is for Vintage

Vintage! Victorian! That’s what this week’s manicure is based on. The look I was going for was along the lines of vintage photographs, and I regret not having longer nails right now because I just couldn’t fit a frame onto my nails 😦 I’m also trying out my new photo set-up today, with a homemade… Continue reading ABC Challenge: V is for Vintage

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ABC Challenge: U is for Undead

I love Halloween and spooky things in general, so it’s been killing me to not have done a single Halloween manicure so far this year! Even though the whole month rushed by, it’s never too late (plus the new season of The Walking Dead just came out), so U is for Undead! Gaaahhhhhh! The base… Continue reading ABC Challenge: U is for Undead

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ABC Challenge: T is for Tessellation

The latest addition to my vocabulary is the word “tessellation”, so obviously that’s what inspired this manicure! It also helped that some of my stamping plates have cool pictures of tessellations on them, because I cannot draw freehand to save my life! So, for those of you who don’t know what it is, let me… Continue reading ABC Challenge: T is for Tessellation

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ABC Challenge: S is for Stained Glass

I really struggled with the letter S, not because I couldn’t come up with ideas, but because there were too many competing ones! What I eventually settled on is stained glass nails. For this, I used the advanced/reverse-stamping technique and my BC-06 stamping plate. I was wearing a light pink jelly nail polish underneath, but… Continue reading ABC Challenge: S is for Stained Glass

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ABC Challenge: R is for Reverse-Stamping

The ABC Challenge is back on after a month-long break! This week’s prompt is the letter R and I’m going for a reverse-stamped skittlette manicure. On my ring and index fingers, I reverse-stamped two images from the Born Pretty aztec plate (BP-L010) using Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Re-Teal Therapy and Black to Black, and… Continue reading ABC Challenge: R is for Reverse-Stamping

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ABC Challenge: Q is for Quilted

It’s the last of the ABC Challenge for a month (we’re off for the month of September) and the prompt is the letter Q. I’ve been dying to try quilted nails, so Q is for Quilted! The base colour is my medium grey frankenpolish and the purple dots on the pinky and index fingers were… Continue reading ABC Challenge: Q is for Quilted