Digit-al Dozen - Nail Heroes Week - Day 1 Debbie from The Crumpet

Hiya guys! I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day weekend. Personally I had a little too much fun with chocolate specifically and am still nursing a hell-a stomach ache. Who knew something so good could be so bad, haha. So anyway we are kicking off the start of a new week and it's once again time for nail art for The Digit-al Dozen. This month our prompt is Nail Heroes and we creating manis inspired by our favorite nail artists, nail tools, polish, etc. My first day is dedicated to the mastermind behind the Digit-al Dozen and so many other nail art challenges, Debbie from The Crumpet! She's been the source of so much inspiration in times of doubt during the last year. I actually remember her blog being one of the first I decided to subscribe to way back when I took my first polish addict steps. Here's to you Debbie!

I chose to recreate a cherry mani Debbie created last year that completely stole my heart. You can check out her original here: http://www.the-crumpet.com/2015/08/digit-al-dozen-does-food-cherries.html.

Although it can look a bit scary in its final form, cherries are quite easy to create once you break it down. The key would be having neat dots so you'll want to use a dotting tool of some sort. Between dots, I like to clean off my tool with acetone. The extra seconds it takes per dot is worth it. By cleaning your tool, you're reducing the risk of the polish becoming stringy and pulling when you create new dots.

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

  • Base: Essie Peak Show
  • Other polishes: Essie Flowerista, Private Weekend, and Jelly Apple
  • American Craft Acrylic Paint: Grass Green and Brown
  • Brush: Berry Wine from Winstonia
  • Top Coat: Seche Vite

I am so thrilled with how this ended up turning out. I'll admit taking on someone else's mani vision is a little intimidating, but I think I ended up pulling it off nicely. It's definitely my favorite fruit mani to date and will be for a long time to come.

Now don't forget to check out the other talented ladies from the Digit-al Dozen and their nail art during Nail Heroes week. Especially this very special Day 1 dedicated to our friend Debbie!