Monday, February 15, 2016

Digit-al Dozen Does Nail Heroes; Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week!  This month's challenge is nail heroes; and you might recognize my Day 1 nail hero by all these dots on my mani today!  Yes, if you follow The Crumpet, you will have seen her big, bold dots and this is my tribute mani to her!  Thanks so much Debbie, for all that you have done in the nail community. Not only is she our fearless leader for the Digit-al Dozen, but I have bought more polishes than I care to admit from her swatches!  She also was the founder of Adventures in Stamping, an online facebook group and is also the founder another challenge group that I belong to, being Crumpet Tarts which is currently running the 40 Great Nail Art Ides.  What I have always admired about Debbie is her no nonsense, no holds barred on whatever the topic or polish it may be.  I also admire her writing skills; she can make me want a polish I didn't even know I had an interest in with her descriptive writing!  I also enjoy her non nail posts and her new blog which is more personal.  Thank you Debbie for allowing me into your inner circle of Digit-al Dozen members and thinking that I warrant a position in the ranks!  I know that Debbie has a lot on her plate personally and is at a nail blogging crossroads and as I commented on her blog, I hope it is just see you later versus goodbye!

Started with a base of two coats of The Fox & The Owl by CANVAS lacquer**, shown here with no top coat.   The Fox & The Owl is warm chocolate brown with gold holographic shimmer, red microshimmer, and a sprinkling of different sized red holographic hexes as described on their Etsy shop.  There were no application issues and even with the glitter and shimmer, the polish was smooth and shiny.  The Fox & The Owl other CANVAS lacquer polishes are available here via their Etsy shop. CANVAS lacquer ships from Toronto, Ontario, Canada to select countries. 

Bottle shot of The Fox & The Owl by CANVAS lacquer.  In my mind, I kept on comparing this to chocolate covered cherries with the chocolate brown of the polish being the chocolate, encompassing the cherries which is the red glitter and the gold glitter and shimmer being the glaze that always oozed out when you took that bite!

Topped with a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.

Started to add dots all with a dotter; the largest dots are piCture pOlish Beige, the holo ones are Darling Diva Champagne Wishes & Holo Kisses.

Added more dots using Love, Angeline Classical Citrine.

Finally, added a few small dots using CND Desert Suede.

Once I thought the dots were dry, maybe 10 minutes, finished with a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.

I sure hope we all see The Crumpet's nails around for a long, long time, but if not, I will think of her every time I do these funky dots!

Here's the other ladies Day 1 nails!

Thanks for looking!

**polish provided for review; please see disclosure policy


  1. I really like the colors that you chose for this! The base polish is really gorgeous!

  2. Love this chokolade colour and the spots :-)
    Have a lovely evening :-)

  3. this colour combination is delicious!


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