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The Digit-al Dozen does Inspired by Each Other: Begin Nails

Hey hey my friends! It’s Day 2 of the Digital Dozen ‘Inspired by Each Other’ week. Today I have a gradient mani inspired by Begin Nails. If you aren’t following Begin Nails I highly recommend it. She has been blogging for as long as I can remember, which probably means longer than 4 years. It’s only been recently I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her though, she is one of those very kind incredibly funny people that can make you laugh regardless of what you’re going through at the time. You know the type.

The Digit-al Dozen does Inspired by: Begin Nails
This mani of hers jumped out at me because it reminded me of a twin mani I did with my niece last year. Sadly that mani never got blogged or posted anywhere, and I had actually forgotten about it till I saw this.

The Digit-al Dozen does Inspired by: Begin Nails


Products Used:

  • Fab Ur Nails 07
  • Zoya Eden
  • Zoya Malia
  • Painted Polish Woodland Whimsy 2.0
  • Color Club Coated White


The Digit-al Dozen does Inspired by: Begin Nails
You probably notice that mine is using a deep green instead of the teal that Kristi used. I had originally picked out the perfect turquoise/teal shade, but after trying dozens of times I came to the conclusion that it was too sheer to do a good gradient with. Rather than picking out another teal I grabbed the closest polish to me to see how it worked, and I never looked back. That’s okay though, I think it still turned out good.

The Digit-al Dozen does Inspired by: Begin Nails The Digit-al Dozen does Inspired by: Begin Nails

I wasn’t able to locate this specific mani on Kristi’s blog, so I’m dropping a general link to her blog instead. Go pay her a visit!

Be sure to check out the link up below to see what the other ladies did for today’s mani.


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Until next time, stay polished!

  • that is kinda neat. I like the change you made.

  • This color combo Is really great!

  • Oh I love your gradient + vinyl combo!

  • Beautiful mani! And I love how your gradient turned out!

  • Michelle Chouinard

    I adore the colors you chose! Beautiful. 🙂

  • Kristi Vasquez

    Love this! Moroccan pattern is always so fun! I’m glad that you got to “re do” your twin mani with your niece! <3

  • marciaf

    That gradiant is IT! That’s one look I wish I could duplicate myself.

  • This is so extra with the gradiant! The mosaic stamp is so pretty!

  • Such a cool ombre color combo!

  • You ladies have amazing nail art skills. I love this design

  • This is beautiful!! I love contrast that the deep green color added!

  • This is beautiful! Your gradients are always top notch!

  • Tracey

    Your gradient is so flawless and such pretty colours. The stamping is also beautiful x

  • Stacie Wacie

    This is absolute beautiful! Kristi is one of my favorite bloggers, and I love that you chose her for your inspiration.

  • I love your gradient. The shades and transition between them is stunning. How did you do the white? Is that a vinyl? I’m new to nail art

  • Madhubani

    Such a fun, colorful nail art. Love the gradient.. So crisp!!

  • lustrous lacquer

    I like that this still looks like an exact replication but you put your own spin on it by changing the colors slightly.

  • Ehmkay Nails

    This is so crisp and gorgeous!

  • Yvette Price

    This is beautiful! I love the gradient over the vinyl, great work!

  • I love the gradient with the green – it is more dramatic!

  • Wow! This gradient is just stunning!!! I may try to create something similar, thanks for the inspiration!

  • Caffeinated Cuticles

    Love the gradient. My husband was just saying that he likes Kristy’s nail shape!