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A Leaf Less Ordinary

Hello! I have to share today one of the many blue manis I did a couple of weeks ago. The base is the deep and dimensional Tonic Polish Miles To Go and while it reminds me strongly of water, I wanted to do something non-aquatic with it. Miles To Go is a beautiful teal jelly… Continue reading A Leaf Less Ordinary

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Brushstrokes in Metal

Hello! I’m having one of those days when nothing is easy. Probably something to do with baby needing to be held all of last night, which I spent on the rocking chair. So here’s one of my favourite manis of recent times to cheer myself up. It’s got no stamping and was a quick freehand… Continue reading Brushstrokes in Metal

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Vampy Valentine’s Mani

Hello! I’m back today with a fluid mani for #fluidfridayfriends. The suggested palette, though half of it was red and therefore outside my comfort zone, was deliciously dark and vampy. For the fluid art puddles, I used the following polishes: Sally Hansen Rapid Red (bright red), AEngland Anne Boleyn (deep oxblood red holo), Tonic Polish… Continue reading Vampy Valentine’s Mani

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Papoy!

Hello, folks! We’re halfway across the world right now, visiting family, and we’re all so jetlagged! Baby ACD was an absolute champ during our long flight here. The last leg of the journey was a bit frustrating, as she kept waking up and crying and I was already exhausted beyond measure, but all in all,… Continue reading Papoy!

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New Year’s Eve Ramblings

Hello, folks! While perhaps a large majority of you are busy ushering in a new year in style, I am trying to put a gassy baby back to sleep and decided it was the perfect opportunity to write a last-minute wrap-up post to see off a wonderful year. In my last post, I said I… Continue reading New Year’s Eve Ramblings

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Abstract Beads

Hiya, folks! Mr ACD had to work today, but we managed to go out for a very early sushi dinner. Baby ACD was a total champ and happily played through dinner. She’s very curious, and I’m loving how much she enjoys people-watching and looking around when we’re out. After we got home, I had an… Continue reading Abstract Beads

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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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Normal Is An Illusion

Hello, folks! It’s really beginning to feel like winter is not too far off – we had flurries for a couple of minutes tonight! I’ve been bundling up Baby ACD and taking her out on walks to get her used to the cold. This evening, we took her out to experience her first snowfall –… Continue reading Normal Is An Illusion

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Springing Into Fall

Hello, folks! I have a lot of pent-up nail art energy right now and have been planning a bunch of Halloween manis that I will begin to do tonight (provided Baby ACD is on board with that plan!). So, I thought I’d share a couple of manis that I did in spring and get those… Continue reading Springing Into Fall

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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