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
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?
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
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
Hello, again! Here is some nail art I did using Tonic Polish Incandescent as the base. If you want to see swatches and some cool bottle shots of this polish, check out this post. I did two variations; both are pretty much the same, just using different stamping plates. I love how black looks over… Continue reading NOTW: Swirls and Jellyfish
So… about the prompt being “rainbow” for this week’s 31DC: I messed up! I did my rainbow nails yesterday to post today, but it turns out that it’s “metallic” this week. I’ll do my metallic nails over the weekend; for now I have a NOTW for you. Mr ACD was away last weekend and I… Continue reading NOTW: Multiple Multichromes!
Hello, folks! I chopped off my long nails on a whim late last week, in the spirit of spring & new beginnings. I regretted it almost immediately, but am beginning to appreciate how I can be a little less careful in day-to-day activities now that I have much shorter nails. This manicure is the last… Continue reading NOTW: Dessert Sands
Hello, there! I’ve been getting into blobbicures recently. They are very easy to do and can look really organic & nice. I saw a video by Eugenia (@laqvid) recently — she does the most amazing blobbicures & wet-on-wet manis — and decided to give this design a try: I’m very happy with how this turned out,… Continue reading NOTW: Butterfly Blobbicure
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
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