I combined my themes for the second day of Digit-al Dozen's Whimsy week, with today's Twinsie Tuesday theme Inspired by Your Childhood, and ended up with some cool, glowing lightning bugs (fireflies) on my nails!
I felt like the contrast of yellow on a purple background helped pull in that whimsical theme, so I started on a base of L.A. Colors Radiant Orchid, topped with a little holo from Girly Bits Past and Present. The darker areas are sponged with Revlon Sultry. For the bugs, I dotted on Sally Hansen Gigabryte because realistic-looking lightning bugs would not be as whimsical as cute little circular ones; and covered them with larger dots of China Glaze Ghoulish Glow in attempt to get that light-fading-around-the-edges situation.
One of my favorite pastimes was running around the backyard as a kid, catching these bugs and putting as many as I could catch into a jar with holes in the lid, plus a little grass, to keep in my room and watch light up until I fell asleep.
And of course, a necessary glow shot!:
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Steph at Lovestruck Lacquer
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Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sara at The Call of Beauty
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Megan at A Beauty in the Business
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lisa at The Polish Playground
Claire at Kerruticles
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Amber at NailsLikeLace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alice at Nail Art in WonderlandAlaina at The Little Canvas