The Digit-al Dozen: Vampy (day three)

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Things I Have Neglected Since I Started Painting My Nails #267:

Reading books.  Namely, just one book.  I started it back in March 2015 and I’ve had 150 pages left to go for about 19 months.  I want to get back to it so bad, though!  I love to read.  I have been an avid reader my entire life.  In fact, I was so crazy about reading, I kept a spreadsheet of every book completed including number of pages and a rating system.

Nerd alert!

But now my little spreadsheet has cobwebs all over it and that crushes me.  I struggle with balance in my life, you might say.  I get so one-track focused on a hobby that I have zero room for anything else.  For real, I stopped sweeping the floors and grocery shopping and leaving the house unless I was being paid to do it.  The last issue of US Weekly I read, Angelina and Brad were still together.  Imagine how sad I’ll be later!

So this might be a pre-cursor to a New Years Resolution or something.  To set time limits on things, and to maybe venture outside every once in a while – for more than just checking the mail box for nail polish. We’ll see though. I kinda like wearing pajamas for 72 hours straight.

Here’s Digit-al Dozen Vampy day three:

This one was a pretty simple design, although I’ve never done it and wanted to for a really long time.  It could be called a Ruffian mani, but it might just be an upside down French Tip for all I know.  Either way, it’s super easy and looks so cool.  Here’s what I used:

PURPLE – Glam Polish Magica de Spell, a color I just recently swatched and reviewed on this blog.  It’s an awesome vampy shade, I think!

BLACK – I Scream Nails Licorice Twist, a one coat perfect creme.

VINYLS – What’s Up Nails Circle Tape, which can be used to create this design as well as half moons or french tips or whatever else you can think of – no limit!

BLACK STUDS – These could’ve came from so many places.  I have a closet full of nail wheels of gems of every color.  Just search for black nail art gems on Amazon – you’ll be amazed at how many choices there are.  You’ll want them all.  Or at least I did because self-control.  As in, LACK THEREOF.

As always, be sure to click the button below to see the rest of the Digit-al Dozen’s day three vampy manis.  Get inspired!  And then follow me on Instagram, cuz it’s the right thing to do.

Later, loves!

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  1. Oh goodness! I love your posts!πŸ˜‚ I totally get what you mean too! For me I’m just super picky about what I will read but when I find something good I get carried away! While waiting out the hurricane I read a really good book and the next two are comin tomorrow!πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ Hehe! It is so hard to balance it all! Painting nails always comes first in my hobby world tho, then working on my own book, then reading a book.. πŸ˜‚ Then maybe canvas painting! Hahaha!!! Oh so many hobbies! Also… πŸ˜‹ these nails are gorgeous!! LOVE the purple!

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    • Aww so glad! You’re an amazing artist – both on nails and on paper. You definitely found your niche there! I tend to go from hobby to hobby. Reading is the only thing that I’ve done consistently. Except recently, that is. I gotta finish that book before I’m forced to have to reread what I’ve already read. I kinda remember it right now at least.

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      • Aw well thank ya! Good luck with your book! Maybe you should use Saturday to chill and read to celebrate week one of the Digital Dozen! Enticing right?! Haha!!!

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  2. Love this polish – those flakies are everything! I also used to read a ton….read over 50 books a few years ago in just 1 year. I was so proud of myself…then I started painting my nails, then a blog came…then YouTube…oops.

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