October 15, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does Skittles: Fab Freehand Fall Skittle Set with Cult Nails!

Hey hey, it's the second day of skittles week and today I've got an eclectic mix of colors that really read as 'fall' for me. Today I tried to take inspiration from the colors and do a mix of simple freehand linear geometric shapes with a few dots (because I have to). Check it out, and I'll tell you which nail is my fave below ;)

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen Does Skittles: Fab Freehand Fall Skittle Set with Cult Nails!

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen Does Skittles: Fab Freehand Fall Skittle Set with Cult Nails!

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen Does Skittles: Fab Freehand Fall Skittle Set with Cult Nails!

For this manicure I challenged myself to use polishes all from one brand, Cult Nails. I usually tend towards creme polishes for, well, everything so I found it a little hard to find the colors I was originally thinking of in my Helmer drawer (I was thinking of more caramels and golds). I settled on 3 shimmers and 3 cremes from Cult Nails, one almost a neon, and I'm really pleased with they way they all mix and match; I love the icy greige feel of My Kind of Cool Aid with the saturation of Vicious, and the gorgeous shimmer in In A Trance pairs so refreshingly with the bright orange Ay Poppy! I freehanded most of the details using a medium-long length striper from a nail art brush bundle (maybe MASH brand? not sure, tho, sorry). If you are particularly interested in any of the techniques or designs in this skittle set, please let me know in the comments.

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen Does Skittles: Fab Freehand Fall Skittle Set with Cult Nails!
L -> R: In A Trance, Mazo, Ay Poppy!, Vicious, My Kind of Cool Aid (also Nevermore on pinkie)

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen Does Skittles: Fab Freehand Fall Skittle Set with Cult Nails!

I love all of the different designs I did, but by far my favorite is the 'earthquake' design on my middle nail. This is my second time doing this design idea (my first earthquake mani was during last month's round of The Digit-al Dozen). I used a Kiss nail art marker, which is like a round-tipped medium sized felt tip marker. I REALLY love the smoothness and contrast of the line with the marker!

Now check out the other skittles for today below!


13 comments:

  1. I like the middle design best too. I love the colors especially that olive green.

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  2. I love these nails! I would never think to put those colors together but they look great! I love that orange!

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  3. The middle finger is my favorite! In A Trance really adds something special to this mani!

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  4. These shades are gorgeous! Fabulous design! :)

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  5. Gorgeous! Kind of reminds me of Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas!

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  6. Love these!! the ring finger design is so unique, I may have to "steal it" haha

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  7. OH MY! All of these colors together are gorgeous, definitely a Fall Skittle :)

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  8. this is my favourite of yours this week. I just love that middle finger so much x

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  9. I love the color combos, and OMG that middle nail!!!! How cool!

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  10. I don't know why but that middle nail is just memorizing me! I love how you make these seemingly random things work so amazingly well together!

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