Digit-al Dozen - New & Improved Week - Day 1

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Hiya guys! Yes, you read the title correct. I am now part of the amazing group known as The Digit-al Dozen! I'm still in that dream state, like is this really happening. But I won't geek out too much cause I don't want to give anyone second-hand embarrassment for me, haha. To kick things off our first theme of 2016 is New & Improved. This means for the next five days I'll either be doing something I've never done before or improve on a past mani. I decided to treat the week as a build up, so start off with something easy and then do the nail fails at the end of the week. Sound good, eh? The mani for today consists of a technique I have never tried before... Sharpie nails!


Yes, Sharpie like the markers! Remember the days we used to all color our nails with Sharpies/markers? Hmmm... I'm going to pretend you all nodded yes to that so I can feel better about my weirdo past. Okay? K. Seriously where has this been all my life?!


Months ago (maybe a year at this point) I saw a gorgeous mani on Instagram from the super talented nail artist Angel from Twi-Star.com using this technique. I seriously don't know why I waited so long to finally get to it. I blame it on fear of the unknown and trying new things... I was actually just being lazy. If only I would of known it took no more than twenty minutes to create this masterpiece. It would of been less if I hadn't been drooling over the sparkle, hehe.

Two vital things for this mani, Sharpie markers & rubbing alcohol. I didn't have the second so I improvised (high-five acing the theme double-time) and used hand sanitizer. Good enough and my hands smelled like Jasmine afterwards. Win.

Now here's a break down of everything else I used to create this mani:

  • Base: Orly Mirrorball and China Glaze Fairy Dust
  • Sharpie markers Neon Pink & Yellow
  • Rubbing Alcohol (preferred) or Hand Sanitizer  
  • Brush: Shape n Lines from Mitty (Prior PR sample)
  • Top Coat: Seche Vite

This is definitely one of those manis that you have to see to believe I am not full of crazy. I hope it's easy to follow because it really is nothing but doodling and blending. 

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I'm not going to lie, I am hunting down all my previously unused Sharpies now to see what other combos and manis I can create. Hopefully next time I try this out I can use actual rubbing alcohol and get an even better mani out of it!

Now don't forget to check out the other talented ladies from the Digit-al Dozen and their attempts at New & Improved. So much talent here!


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  1. These are gorgeous! This is technique I haven't tried yet

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  2. Love how this turned out! The colors go so well together and I love that you used holo! Makes eveything pop even more!

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  3. So pretty! This is on my list of techniques to try soon too!

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  4. I have yet to try this technique out but you made it look super easy! And wow is this color combo to die for or what!? Great work!

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  5. I'm kind of scared to try these, too. They look super fun and I love the sparkly finish, too. I think you inspired me!

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  6. Congrats on being in the Digit-al Dozen!!!!! These are gorgeous!

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  7. I really like how this looks almost watercolor-y, but brighter! Congrats on joining the digit-al dozen! I can't wait to see your nail art!

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  8. Interesting technique, but turns out great!

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  9. I had never heard of this technique before but I love the look! Congrats on joining the group!

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  10. Wow, these are stunning!! The colors are gorgeous!

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  11. This is freaking perfection! Just.. wow

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  12. This is stunning! I need to try this!!!

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