12 Aug 2014

The Digit-al Dozen does Summer Day 2 - My favourite beach towel!

Hello everyone! Anyone who knows me will also know that I pretty much only ever wear black, rain, shine, tropical heat or arctic winter. But I accessorize loud! Going to the beach is no exception. Last year I stumbled across this beach towel and couldn't resist - once I learned that our August theme was Summer, I couldn't wait to have a go at recreating the gradient nad leopard print design on my nails.


I started by sponging on a gradient using Color Club Take Me To Your Chateau, Models Own Lilac Dream and Orly Pink Waterfall. Once that was dry, I added the leopard print using the same colours along with OPI Yellopalooza, finished the leopard print with a little black acrylic paint and a small dotting tool and topped with Seche Vite.




Another piece of useless info about me is that I hate (actual real hate!) doing gradients. I'm never happy with them but figured I'd get away with this one because something was going over the top. Then I went and did the best bloody gradient I've ever done and had to cover it up - typical! (I may have kept a few pics of the plain gradient for self-congratulation purposes). Still, I love the way that these nails match the beach towel and the way that it all came together :)

All the DD ladies are coming out with some seriously amazing manis this week so be sure to check them out by following the links below. You can also find links to all our social media by clicking on the "Digit-al Dozen" tab at the top of the blog.

Back tomorrow :)

Sam xx


16 comments:

  1. These look fabulous and your gradient looks lovely! I'm the same way with dressing in neutrals or black but then having really bright and loud accessories haha!

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  2. Best leopard gradient. EVER!

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  3. hahah i love this - it's like the chicken and the egg as to which came first xx

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  4. That's one cool beach towel...your nails are spot on!

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  5. I LOVE this! You can't go wrong with leopard print!

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  6. Well I want a beach towel like that! Flawless!

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  7. Gorgeous! I can see why it's your favorite!

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  8. this is totally my favorite - LOVE IT

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  9. Just perfect, of course! The nails and the towel scream YOU, all over.

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  10. ROAR Leopard print is my all time fave!!!!! This is a perfect summer mani!

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  11. Holy crap this is amazing! I love EVERYTHING about it!

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