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The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical: Tropical Jungle

Hello ladies! It’s Day 2 the August Digit-al Dozen and our theme this month is ‘Tropical.’ The Digital Dozen is a small group of highly skilled bloggers and nail artists who do 5 themed manis each month. I had a lot of fun with the Tropical theme. This mani went through a few iterations and I’m not sure which is my fav. I think I like them all in the end. 

Polish and Paws Tropical Jungle Nails

I started with this awesome gradient using Top Shelf Lacquer Shamrocked, Don’t Worry – Beer Happy!, and Drinkerbell. 

Top Shelf Lacquer Gradient Nails

I then added a little stamping from a couple of my Tropical stamping plates. I thought I was done at this point but the more I looked at it I just felt like it needed a bit more. So I kept stamping…

Polish and Paws Tropical Jungle Nails

And the final bright neon tropical jungle mani! I loved just stamping randomly, then stopping to look, then some more stamping, taking a quick look, and a bit more stamping still. I used sooo many polishes and stamping plates by the time it was all done!

Polish and Paws Tropical Jungle Nails

Items Used: 

Base Colors 

  • Top Shelf Lacquer Shamrocked
  • Top Shelf Lacquer Don’t Worry – Beer Happy!
  • Top Shelf Lacquer Drinkerbell

Stamped Colors

  • Esmaltes de Kelly Buffy
  • Esmaltes de Kelly Icaro
  • Esmaltes de Kelly Chuvisco 
  • Esmaltes de Kelly Tris
  • Esmaltes de Kelly Bruce
  • Savvy & Chic Fairs & Fireworks
  • Cirque Colors Wanderlust
  • Color Club White Coated

Stamping Plates

  • MoYou London Tropical 11
  • MoYou London Tropical 35
  • UberChic Lovely Leaves 02
  • Lina Four Seasons Summer 03
  • UberChic Vacation Mode

Polish and Paws Tropical Jungle Nails Polish and Paws Tropical Jungle Nails

Hope you liked todays mani. I will be back tomorrow with more TROPICAL nails. Be sure to check out the link up below to see what the other ladies came up with. 

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Until next time, stay polished!

  • marciaf

    This is a fascinating manicure. I’d be thrilled with just the gradient on my nails but then you go and add all these gorgeous polishes and designs and make me envious!

  • Jen Sky Walker

    I love the complexity from all the layers in this design. Very well done!!

  • Your nail art is giving me tropical Hawaiian vibe. good job

  • Oh my gosh your manicure looks SOOO good! I love the depth the design has from all the stamping!

  • I am not a yellow color loving person but i literally gasped when I saw how beautiful this turned out! I love it.

  • This is a really fun and bright manicure without going over the top. Beautiful job.

  • This is the best!!!! Wish I could rock it on vacation this weekend.

  • Ehmkay Nails

    Yes yes and yes! I love all the colors in this!

  • I really like how bright this is! And the theme is just perfect!

  • I love this mani so much! The gradient is fabulous and the stamping just topped it off! Definetly gives me a tropical vibe.

  • LittleNuclearReactor

    Wow! These are so fun and eye catching!

  • This is SO pretty and I love the gradation background!

  • I’m not sure which I like better – your gradient or your stamping! When I try to layer stamping, it’s just a mess but this is perfect!

  • That is such gorgeous nail art. I love the colors you chose AND how you laid it out!