Thursday, October 27, 2016

Digit-al Dozen Does Birthdays; October 2016!

It's Digit-al Dozen Birthday time; this month, we're celebrating Amber from Nails Like Lace's birthday which was a couple weeks ago!  Happy belated Birthday, Amber!  For each birthday post, the birthday girl picks an inspirational photo and the members do mani's based on the pix she chose.  Based on Amber's pick of Unicorn Wood, this is what I came up with!

This is the inspirational photo, aptly titled Unicorn Wood!

To create the effect, I did blobs of polishes in what I hoped would be close colours on a sponge.  Used Essie I'm Addicted, Essie Castaway, Essie High Class Affair and Essie Sittin' Pretty. 

Applied one thin coat of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls as a base.  Then repetitively pressed my nail into the sponge hoping to hit the same spot pretty much until the colours where dark enough.  I did these nails first thing this morning and apparently I was still sleeping as I forgot to apply liquid latex!

Cleaned up as best as I could.

Added a coat of magical unicorn dust aka I Love Nail Polish My Private Rainbow (Scattered).

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 

I made a stamper decal using an image from BM XL214 and the same polishes; white is acrylic paint. (Edit from original post to add:  This image was double stamped; first with Uber Chic Luxe stamper to shrink, then onto a stamper to make a stamper decal.  This is why the image is reversed from the original image.)

Applied the decal.

Using the same image as the unicorn, stamped on star background by double and triple stamping as needed using GirlyBits clear jelly stamper.

Bundle Monster BM-XL214

Added unicorns from Nailways Darker Period Fairy Tails using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.  (I could not for the life of me get one. single. clear. jelly. stamper. to stamp these images thankfully I was able to use my regular go to FAB UR Nails semi-squishy and place the images decently.  But it so annoying when the clear jelly stampers don't work well!)

Finished the mani off with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Here's the other ladies birthday nails!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!


  1. This is such a detailed mani! I love the thumb - the decal is so delicate! <3

  2. These are very pretty and I love how you added actual unicorns. That base is perfection!
    Vicky xx

  3. Lindo!

  4. This is just so gorgeous! Can you please give me the link for the nailways plate? I'd really appreciate it hun ;)




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