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

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

  2. I love this theme. It’s so cute

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

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

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

  5. 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!

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

    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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