Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does Countries and Cultures; Day 3

It's Day 3 of Digit-al Dozen Does Countries and Cultures.  I've been amused that there are so many countries (189 to 196 according to Glowstar's blog post here) and the ladies in the group are picking a lot of the same countries!  So last night when I was sitting down to do my nails, I thought  no one has done a mani highlighting Australia so I thought it was safe to do (not that it matters!).  Then, this morning, seen The Crumpet did a post today featuring Australia!  Oh, well.  I think the only way I'm going to be able to do a mani on a country that no one else has picked is chose somewhere very, very remote...(not withstanding The Crumpet did Antarctica already here!) but the likelihood they have stamping plates for a remote location is slim, so I'm sure I'll be posting the same as others anyway. While I haven't seen Canada yet (and am saving mine for Friday), there are other Canadians in the group so I'm sure I won't be the only either.  Not that it matters, I'm just thinking a little variety seeing how there are 189+ countries......but from what I've seen, there's been good variety in the group even if we are all doing mani's of a lot of the same countries!  Anyway, here's what I came up with representing Australia!

Started with a base of two coats each of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and p2 191 Gigantic, topped with KBShimmer clearly on top.  Sponged accent nails using CND Flashpoint, Bicylce and Electric Orange.

Added koala from MoYou Tourist Collection-19 on middle, then top coated in preparation of leadlighting.

MoYou Explorer Collection-05

MoYou Explorer Collection-20

MoYou Tourist Collection-19

Konad A1

Unfortunately, I didn't take pix as I went along, but after filling in middle image with jelly polishes, added more stamped images; FUN 12 (ozotic on index), MJ IV (surfer on index), MoYou Tourist Collection-19 (lizard on index), MoYou Explorer Collection-05 (top kangaroo on ring); Konad A1 ICNA (flag and AUS on thumb, bottom kangaroo on ring and small koala face on pinky), MoYou Explorer Collection-20 on pinky using black and white Konad special polishes.  Added small koala face on pinky from the Konad plate as well. I top coated the ring and pinky and used various polishes to fill in images and fill backgrounds.  The wording ozotic is Mundo de Unas 30.    Lastly, used a brush and hand painted red in flag on thumb using red Konad special polish.

Top coated everything to finish.

Here's the other ladies Day 3 mani's!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!

Edited July 17, 2014 to add Konad plate pix!


  1. Excellent mani. This is so creative. I love that it is so colorful and every nail is different. That is such fun.

  2. yeah I guess that some countries have such obvious 'symbols' that they just come to mind quicker. I guess I would have started with my home country austria, so far I haven't seen it in the DD posts yet :) (plus its fairly easy with the moyou artists plate - klimt!)

  3. That Koala though! HE'S SO CUTE! :D Your stamping skills always make my jaw drop. And that's actually quite interesting that the same countries get chosen...but I think certain countries seem to have more things associated with them than others. Whatever reason, there is a lot of great diversity in each of them :)

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  5. those MoYou plates just demand to be used! I love your Oz mani. But yes, utterly hilarious that this is the theme where we've had most replication! x

  6. I totally love these - especially the koala.

  7. This is the CUTEST!! That koala is the greatest!

  8. The koala is adorable! So well done!

  9. Great mani! I'm still forever in awe of people who have the ability to stamp!

  10. Oh my goodness! Look at that koala! So cute! This mani is so Australian! I love it!

  11. This is adorable. And as always, your stamping amazes me!

  12. Beautiful!! I can't believe you stuffed so much detail and into this manicure with all of the color accents! Love it :)


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