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Illusion

Hello! I haven’t participated in any nail art collabs since February, and finally managed to get manis done (and on time!) for both the #halloweenforever and the #mattemanimoms collabs! Yay! In fact, my last post was a mani I had originally done for the #mattemanimoms theme of abstract nails, but I didn’t send it in… Continue reading Illusion

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Something Wicked

Hello! I’m back sooner than expected, because I did manage to do my “gruesome graveyard” mani for the #clairestelle8challenge after all! I had to resort to using nail tips (aka, fake nails) since I did them over several days and life didn’t get in the way of drying time. I bought a pack of fake… Continue reading Something Wicked

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Present In Death

Hello, there! Have you ever read the short story by Hector Hugh Munro called The Open Window? [Read it here if you haven’t!] It is a story of how even in death people can very much has a strong presence in a house (…with a twist at the end, of course). I had such an… Continue reading Present In Death

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Toddler Town/Zombie Apocalypse

Because sometimes having a toddler means walking around like a zombie, sleepless, incoherent and ready to eat just about anything! Given what we’ve been going through the past two (or has it been three? or nineteen?) months with Baby ACD, the first thought that came to mind when I saw the prompt of zombie apocalypse… Continue reading Toddler Town/Zombie Apocalypse

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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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Life In Colour

Hello, folks! Today’s manicure is a tribute to my younger self (Narcissistic? Nah!). During my teenage years and for a long, long time afterwards, I was an avid player of The Sims. From the barebones and laughably simplistic first iteration to the rather lifelike platform today, I’ve played them all, sometimes for weeks on end,… Continue reading Life In Colour

Halloween

Monsters Are Our Friends

Hello, there! I’m determined to ensure that Baby ACD not grow up with an irrational fear of monsters she cannot see (after all, aren’t the real monsters disguised as humans?), so I buy all kinds of monster-themed paraphernalia for her – onesies, hair clips, a series of books that narrate how different monsters face their… Continue reading Monsters Are Our Friends

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Spoopy Spiders

The word “spoopy” is the latest addition to my vocabulary. It means spooky, but cute. So here I have for you some spoopy spiders for Halloween. What you will need: Oreo or other cream-filled cookies – 16 Mini pretzel sticks – 64 sticks (4 sticks per cookie) Moulding chocolate or candy melts – 2 cups… Continue reading Spoopy Spiders