Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Digit-al Dozen September Spectacular: Festiveness

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Afternoon lacquer lovers!

Today's Digit-al Dozen September Spectacular post is all about Festiveness! This theme was originally last December, so when most of the girls did it, they did Christmas themed nails! BUUT since it is only September I was trying to stretch the theme outside of the Christmas Holiday season I tried to think of Festiveness in a new light, and I came up with Birthdays!



There were a lot of steps to this manicure! More than I thought when I originally started out! So I'm going to do my best to describe all of them for you lovely ladies and gents out there :) First here is my inspiration picture,



I started out with one coat of Cult Nails Tempest to give everything a clean white background. Then I went in with my striping brush and created the rainbow as the background of my nails. In order the polishes I used were:
Sally Hansen Rapid Red
Nicole by OPI Hit The Lights
Essie Pretty Edgy
China Glaze Sunday Funday
China Glaze Creative Fantasy

Then I went over this background with a coat of Essie Marshmallow a white jelly to mute the colours a little.



Then I took a medium sized nail art brush and went back in with Cult Nails Tempest to create the white cake at the tip of my nail. Then I started creating the candles and adding the stripes to them, For the candles and the stripes I used:
Sally Hansen Green With Envy
Nailtini Parfair Armour
Nailtini Blue Carnation
NCLA Tennis Anyone?
Revlon Sorbet
Essie Pretty Edgy
China Glaze Creative Fantasy
China Glaze Sunday Funday
Sally Hansen Rapid Red

Once the candles were completed I added the wick in black creme and then mixed Marshmallow and Tempest for the flame. I added a little stripe of OPI Jinx to make it look like it was burning! I also added some sprinkles on the cake to finish it off!



These took way longer than I thought, but I am really happy with the final outcome! They are pretty bright and fun and I think they fit the festiveness theme pretty well!

I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of the Digit-al Dozen has come up with! I hope you all have a wonderful day!



35 comments:

  1. This is seriously one of the coolest manis I've every seen, amazing job!

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  2. wow! I've been looking for a mani for my sons first b'day..I don't know that I'll have time for this,, but it's truly amazing!!

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    1. thank you sonna! It was very time consuming, but I think worth it overall!

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  3. Fabulous!!! I agree with Heather above...fav mani of the day for me too!

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  4. This looks amazing! It is so detailed and cute :)

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  5. This is amazing! It looks like so much work!

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    1. thanks Leslie! It was a lot of work, but I really loved it!

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  6. These are so cool! I love the colors.

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  7. This is amazing and so perfectly fun for a creative take on this theme! I keep looking at these photos and shaking my head because they are so dang perfecttttt!

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  8. This is sooooooo pretty!! so perfect for birthdays! Hopefully i'll have time to attempt this for my upcoming bday!

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    1. thanks Hetal! :D You should! If you do please share on my Facebook page!

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  9. epic. so fantastic i dont even have more words for it. the end.

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  10. These are so adorable!! I love the colors and there is so much going on!! I want them for my birthday! :)

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  11. Wow, phenomenal job. This looks like wrapping paper transferred to your nails, great job!

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  12. One of the best Birthday Mani ever!! Love how colourful the whole nail art is! Totally admire all the effort that went into this gorgeous creation! Great job! ♥

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  13. Holy cow these are epic! I can't believe you did this all freehand! When I saw the small preview photo I totally though these were nail stickers or something!

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