11 March 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Brands, Day One: Pretty Little Bottles

Hi everyone! It's another Digit-al Dozen week. This time we are taking on brands, which I think we're allowed to interpret rather loosely. Unlike last month's challenge where I had four manis done at the beginning of the week, this time I only have one - the one I'm showing you today. I'm at such a loss for what to do, but I'm hoping some inspiration will strike me...ASAP!

Pretty Little Bottles with China Glaze City Flourish

About this design: I decided to take on nail polish brands in this design. I really only had two goals: paint little bottles of polish, and use the new China Glaze City Flourish collection. So I think I succeeded on both fronts! But more seriously, I'm not sure how I feel about these. Don't get me wrong - they are cute, but I tend to like my nail art when it has an artistic look. To me this looks more cartoonish. However, I'm trying to move past this biased thinking.

Pretty Little Bottles with China Glaze City Flourish

To get this look: I started with a white base, then I used several light-coloured polishes to do a watercolour background. I painted the outlines for the bottles in black polish, filled them in with white, then went over that with colour. The last steps were to paint the black caps and the white highlights.

Pretty Little Bottles with China Glaze City Flourish

Pretty Little Bottles with China Glaze City Flourish

As I mentioned, all colours are from the China Glaze City Flourish collection. Here's the list of what I used:

Black: Cult Nails Fetish
White: Cult Nails Tempest

China Glaze At Vase Value
China Glaze Spring in My Step
China Glaze Don't Honk Your Thorn
China Glaze In A Lily Bit

China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener
China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin
China Glaze What a Pansy
China Glaze Petal to the Metal

Pretty Little Bottles with China Glaze City Flourish

What do you think of this design? How would you take on the theme of brands?



  1. These are really cute :) I love that added touch of the watercolor background as well.

    I'm the same way with my nail art. I want it to look like art and not just like I stuck some random stuff on it and it can be hard to find the balance. But it's fun sometimes to just go completely out of your normal art zone.

  2. There very cute! I like them and sometimes its a great experience to try something outside of the box too :)

  3. Adorable!
    I'm a slow guesser... what brand bottle is drawn on your littlefinger? the other three are very recognisable :)

    1. That's supposed to be the standard indie round bottle - the one most of the indie brands use - same kind you get with Seche Vite. :) And I'm glad you got the others!

  4. love it - i love that the bottle shapes are recognisable xx

  5. No these are PERFECT! I love all of your amazing 'art' designs but cartoons are art too and these are just. Too. Cute!

  6. Cartoonish is artistic as well, trust me! And you give off the cute cartoonish feeling just perfectly! I'm loving your watercolour background and the different bottles are just too adorable!!
    You should be flaunting this one proudly, girl ;) Hope you get inspired - just think of your favourite things to do, wear, eat, drink, spend time with (hope it helped ;))
    Much love for this one! :))

  7. I love this! Maybe just one nail on each hand would make you feel less cutesy? I think it's adorable.

  8. I love this! I love those little polish bottles! <3!

  9. This is such a creative idea, and I love the base you painted them over :)

  10. Your polish bottles are so cute and perfect!

  11. These are flawless! I absolutely love them!! I think they walk the line between cartoonish and artistic because of the painterly details; regardless I want them on *my* nails desperately :D

  12. Love these nails, they are SO cute!

  13. These are too adorable... I can't even handle it. You are incredible!


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