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A Plaid Kick

Hello, folks! I’ve really been on a plaid kick and did a bunch of plaid manis back to back. I recently found out there’s a matte mani collaboration on Instagram, and given how much I love matte, how could I refrain from joining? The theme for November was recreation of a friend’s mani (in fall… Continue reading A Plaid Kick

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Cozy Plaid

Hello, folks! The latest prompt for the #clairestelle8challenge on Instagram was “prugly colours” – for those of you not familiar with the term, that means pretty ugly. I guess the word can be interpreted in a number of ways. It could mean neither pretty, nor ugly; or pretty ugly; or, in my opinion, something ugly… Continue reading Cozy Plaid

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Slasher

Hello, folks! It’s Halloween tomorrow and I have not one, but two manis to post tonight. I’ve made no secret of just how much I love Halloween, and we’ve gone the extra mile and actually decorated this year. Baby ACD is going trick or treating for the first time in her short life, dressed as… Continue reading Slasher

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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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Free

Hello, there! So, remember my last post where I (naively, no doubt) made plans to get some weeding done and then do Fluid Friday nails, while Baby ACD enjoyed an activity-filled day at daycare? Yeah… Didn’t happen. This is how Thursday played out: Baby tossed and turned, wailed and screamed all night; consequently, I didn’t… Continue reading Free

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Lavender Scrolls

Hello, folks! I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Baby ACD is still fighting a cold and fever, so I didn’t have time to do my nails at all this week. Here’s a mani I wore several weeks, maybe even months, ago and never got around to posting. And there’s more where this came… Continue reading Lavender Scrolls

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Don’t Be Hasty

Hello, folks, a happy Saturday to you! I posted yesterday and here I am again so soon because time is running out on entering the Creative Shop giveaway this week and I have a mani I love for this week’s prompt of trees. This mani is a tribute to, well not a tree exactly, but… Continue reading Don’t Be Hasty

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Divas Come In All Colours

Hello! I started writing a post about the obsession we South Asians have with pale skin, but having gotten an average of 4 hours of sleep for about as many months, I find that my writing is far from succinct. Someday, this blog may feature more profound thoughts, but for now, fleeting thoughts of a… Continue reading Divas Come In All Colours

Swatches & Bottleshots

Tonic Polish Peacock Parade

Hello! It’s been a rough couple of weeks with Baby ACD. We think she is teething, and has been very fussy, and I’ve barely had a moment to myself. Thankfully, Mr ACD just began his paternity leave and has been spending a lot of time looking after her, so I’ve had some relief this week.… Continue reading Tonic Polish Peacock Parade

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31DC2017Weekly 15: Delicate Brocade

We’re halfway through with the 31DC2017Weekly! This week’s prompt is delicate print, and not only is the stamping pattern delicate, so is the base polish that shifts subtly from a green-leaning teal to a metallic yellowish-green. If you couldn’t tell from my posts, Tonic Polish is fast clawing its way up to the top of… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 15: Delicate Brocade