Hi Everyone! Happy Monday! I'm home sick today. Yes I finally caught a freaking cold now that the all the snow is melting and it's expected to be 50 this week LOL. I am barking like a seal without pitch too let me tell you. I've got some things to make me feel better like some chicken and dumpling soup and tapioca pudding and my all time favorite comfort food--cherry turnovers. It's amazing how all those things can just wrap you up in comfort.
AND I discovered a new author whom I just love AND found out she even lives in Wisconsin! Talk about a small world! Thanks to an Amazon recommendation I was able to snag the first book by her free--totally freaking free! I bought the other three by her as fast as you can blink. Amazon is dang smart offering up the first book in a series for free because it ensnares you and you want to buy them all. Good job Amazon! Even better job Molly! She is a wonderful writer--her characters are fantastic and if you're like me, someone who loves their romance hot and spicy and a little bit (okay sometimes a lot of bit) dirty she is fantastic. Her books seriously get you right in the feels.
Okay enough of the rambling! Let's get on with this week's Digit-al Dozen theme which is Nature! OMG when I first heard nature you know all I wanted to do was leopard print! I can't help it! My mind just does not go anywhere other than big cats and jungles when I hear nature LOL. I had to pull myself back try to get logical and think a little bit outside the box. So today I managed to live within both worlds my love for the big cats and jungle and thinking outside the box and not doing leopard print the next 5 days
Thanks to a kick ass gradient I saw by my friend and fellow Digit-al Dozener Serene of Copycat Claws I came up with a gorgeous mani for today!
For my gradient which I had first seen done for a Fall manicure look by Copycat Claws I used Zoya India, Autumn and Kerry. It is truly stunning gradient. I added some Born Pretty Store stamping and BAM Hear me roar!
This is one hot look I think!
Here's a closeup I'm trying out a new watermark what do you all think?
Good or too distracting?
I decided to try a matte topcoat over it to see if I would like it better I think it's a tough call to make!
It is pretty kick ass matte too
Here they are together matte and shiny which do you like better?
I think today I like it better shiny LOL
Okay let's head over and check out all the amazing stuff my friends have come up for The Digit-al Dozen Does Nature Week!