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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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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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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

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A Tonic Concoction

Hello, all! Now that Baby ACD has mastered crawling and moved on to attempting to stand on her own without support – often while pirouetting on her tiny toes – I’ve been hard-pressed to multitask during the day. And since all this brain development means she often does not sleep well at night and I… Continue reading A Tonic Concoction

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Break Free

Hello, and welcome back to my Halloween nail art series. Today, I have a manicure that isn’t obviously Halloweeny but showcases my biggest fear – entrapment. Which means the next episode features Mr ACD’s. I would do Baby ACD’s too, but 1. I don’t feel I know her preferences quite as well yet 😉, and,… Continue reading Break Free

Swatches & Bottleshots

Tonic Polish Lizard Dance

Ever since Baby ACD was born, my husband and I have been pretty much obsessing over baby poop. The bulk of our daily conversation deals with the colour, consistency and frequency of poop. As all the mothers out there will attest to, there is a particular range of colours on baby poop colour spectrum, often… Continue reading Tonic Polish Lizard Dance

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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