Digit-al Dozen - New & Improved Week - Day 4

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Hiya guys! I hope you all had a good weekend. I didn't do too badly myself, narrowly escaped another ER visit so I'm really thankful for that. Dear headaches could you kindly not right now, I'm trying to catch up on my arts! Haha. If only it were that simple. But I did manage to do my Day 4 of New & Improved Week for the Digital Dozen and it's another throwback recreation. Today we're are going way back to 2013 again and doing... cartoon nails!


Even my camera was like "...damnnn girl" and couldn't focus well enough for a crisp photo haha. I am so happy with how this turned out that I plan on keeping these on for a few days as well. Matte was definitely the way to go way this mani, don't you think?


Oh geez. A walk down memory lane alright, haha. As I tried to think of what design to do and show an improvement in, I passed on this one multiple times! I just kept thinking I had done it much more than I actually had. Funny thing about recreations though, in a few years I'll probably look back on this mani and think how terrible it is too. But that's such a good thing! You want to notice a difference! You want to see a drastic difference because that's how you know all that practice is paying off. 


Personally, I think neon or just bright colors in general work best for this kind of cartoon look. If you camera is anything like mine it'll disagree and be a stubborn little thing that doesn't want to focus haha. Now that I think back, the first ever cartoon nails I saw were this neon kind of pink and it's what made me fall in love with the look in the first place.

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

  • Base: Pipedream Polish On The List
  • Color Workshop black & white striper
  • Top Coat: Seche Vite Topcoat & Butter London Matte

There really isn't any special trick to doing this mani besides having patience and working slowly. This was actually my first time attempting this with a striper and actual polish. In the past I needed more control and felt it was easier with acrylic paint. Definitely just go with what you feel comfortable with, you need as much of a steady hand as possible.


And now here's a look at the manis created by the rest of the Digital Dozen on Day 4. Please go show them some love as well!


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  1. These look wonderful!! Your lines came out so clean!

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  2. These are fantastic! I can definitely see some improvement, but even the first set is great. :) I love the bright pink color as well.

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  3. Gah! I couldn't even begin to draw outlines as nice as those older ones, let alone the new one! Fantastic job on your recreation!

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  4. Love this! LOVE! Did I mention I love it? LOVE!

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  5. Fricking awesome! Love this look. Done it myself a while ago, need to do it again x

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  6. super cool! :)
    I love how you did the black frame...I would do the same and apreciate the fact that your videos are "down to earth", I mean, nail art nowadays seems to be sooo technical while, for me at least, it's only about fun (and who cares if I don't have liquid latex or a super equipment!)
    kisses <3 <3

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  7. I love this look! I've never attempted them myself as if there is one thing I don't have its a steady hand.

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  8. This mani is perfection!! I think if I tried it is would be the 2012 version. 😸

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  9. This mani is perfection!! I think if I tried it is would be the 2012 version. 😸

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  10. Stunning. I love seeing your progression on these. I need to remember to try this look next time my nails are square. I feel like it would look weird on my round nails.

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  11. You have definitely improved with these! They're awesome! My hand isn't all that steady which is why I don't attempt freehand nail art too often if ever lol.

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  12. I love this! Your black lines are so crisp!

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