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Digital Dozen does Food: Eggplant Nail Art

I always thought I had a brown thumb – you know, I never was able to keep a plant alive! Poor things, they never stood a chance. I was determined to make the most of our garden in our new house – and now here I am, growing my own food! It’s truly wonderful. Sometimes I’ll go outside during lunchtime and pick kale and fresh herbs for a salad. I’m definitely still learning, and I make it up a lot of the time.

Cute Eggplant Nail Art | The Dalai Lama's Nails

The theme for the Digital Dozen this week is food. Since I’ve been so inspired by my garden, my nail art this week is all inspired by vegetables I’ve been growing in my garden! First up is eggplant nail art! Now, my eggplant hasn’t actually fully grown yet – but I am awaiting the day that I can harvest those gorgeous babies. This nail art is inspired by a super cute fabric print I found on Etsy.

Cute Eggplant Nail Art | The Dalai Lama's Nails

Cute Eggplant Nail Art | The Dalai Lama's Nails

Cute Eggplant Nail Art | The Dalai Lama's NailsI had so much fun with this look! I just bought a new detail brush at the craft store – it was only $3, but it’s very fine bristled. Here are the polishes I used:

  • Background: Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet
  • Eggplant body: Sally Hansen Good to Grape
  • Eggplant stem: Seche Empress
  • Eggplant highlight 1: OPI Suzy & the 7 Dusseldorfs
  • Eggplant highlight 2: Sally Hansen Let’s Snow

I top coated with Seche Vite, and then went over it with the OPI matte top coat.

Cute Eggplant Nail Art | The Dalai Lama's NailsA yummy day 1 for Digital Dozen food week!

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  • Bee Justice

    This is so cute!! I love how you did the little slices to break up the pattern!!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Thanks, Bee!

  • These are neat!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thank you!!

  • mrsrexy

    There’s something very satisfying about eating the food you grew; and it tastes better too!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      I completely agree!

  • These are super cute! Love this so much, and I’m totally jealous of your gardening skillz. 😛

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Not skill so much as beginner’s luck?

  • A Girl and Her Polish

    Your little eggplants are adorable! I LOVE them!

  • This is by far the cutest eggplant mani I’ve ever seen!!