Sunday, January 28, 2018

Digit-al Dozen: January Birthday Mani

Greetings and Nailutations,

Today we are celebrating 2 birthdays in January from the Digit-al Dozen!  Both Courtney from Polished Lifting and Brethil from Druid Nails celebrated birthdays this month!  The inspiration photo spoke to me because...well cacti!  I see these babies everyday and if you keep reading I will share some random facts about them too!



Cactus Facts

  • The cactus in the picture looks like a prickly pear cactus
  • They have fruits that are harvested for yummy things like ice-cream!
  • I've tried prickly pear ice-cream and it tastes like a light version of raspberry mixed with strawberry
OK, enough nerdy facts about cactus.  :)  Let's get to the mani!  
Products used:
China Glaze - White on White
Esmaltes da Kelly - Soap Bubbles (blue, green, orange)
Dream Polish - Gem Glam Top Coat (press sample)
Lantern and Wren - Double Ended Sponge Wand (press sample)

I started with White on White and topped with Gem Glam Top Coat.  Once that was dry, I delicately sponged on different soap bubbles.  After a few sponge dabs, I used a black striper and created the cactus.  I topped it all with Gem Glam Top Coat.  I wanted to make them colorful since we are celebrating some birthdays.




Be sure to check out all the manis below!

Happy Birthday again Courtney and Brethil!


Kristi aka BeginNails
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13 comments:

  1. Cute Mani! How does the top coat perform when used in multiple coats? Any shrinkage?

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    1. No issues at all....typically new or fresh bottles work best for me though.

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  2. What adorable little cacti!!! Love them!!

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  3. I love this theme. It’s so cute

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  4. Awww cutest cacti ever! Such an adorable theme. (PS when did the cactus become cute?!)

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    1. Lol no clue, I have none in my yard because I prefer mini palm trees as my desert plants. Haha

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  5. I love this! The cacti look like they are a cute storybook illustration. So well-done!

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  6. These are cute + fun facts! I am so behind! I did them, but pics look terrible and haven’t written the post! Ugh this is so unlike me to slack like this!

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  7. I really love how you interpreted the theme. And - of course - yay to jelly tints!! ;) Such a happy and fun design.

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    1. Oh - PS - thanks for the trivia! I always wondered how the ice cream tasted - now I've got to try some.

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