This week is the 3rd anniversary of the Digit-al Dozen, and to celebrate, we are celebrating EACH OTHER by re-creating each other's manis.
Now this sounds like a fun enterprise .... until you realise a few things -
* I alone have done 175 DD manis, which means in total there are about 2500 manis to choose from!
* some of our ladies have serious skills. Lindsey, as much as I love you, I just can't go there lol
* loving a mani and being able to replicate it are 2 entirely different things .....
In choosing this week's manis I either went for manis which looked Crumpet-y or those which knocked me sideways with a "why didn't *I* think of that" wail.
Today's mani is a recreation of a mani Hannah from Dalai Lama's Nails did for childhood week, which I think I sat out as I was "on a break". Hannah did this amazing blue mani to create bubbles, and I instantly feel in love with it.
Turns out recreating this was not as easy as I'd hoped! I don't know whether it was my brand of acrylics, but I had real trouble getting my bubbles to a) sit still and b) develop an outer ring, like Hannah's. It wasn't till I matte-d my red bubbles and then added some purple ones that I felt I got something workable.
I chose to keep mine matte, and whilst I love my colour combo, overall I prefer Hannah's - her bubbles have a depth and a life to them that mine lack.
This is going to be a really fun week, so make sure you check out what everybody else has done.