Thursday, January 24, 2013

Candy Bow Ties and Dotted Half Moon Nail Art

Hello everyone, and welcome to the new readers! I gained a few since the giveaway has begun! If you missed the post and didn't know I'm having a giveaway, you can go check that out HERE.

This design completely reminds me of candy. If I worked in a candy shop I would do my nails like this for every work day. I would never be able to work in a candy shop though... There wouldn't be any candy left at the end of the day because I would eat it all.

I was looking online at fabric patterns and I found a huge photo of smaller squares and each square had a different design. That's where I got the idea for the bow tie pattern. The inspiration photo was in black in white, but I thought it would be really cute to make the pattern brightly colored.

I did two nails with the bow tie pattern and then I got bored, because it was taking forever, so I added some pink half moons with dots surrounding them in the same colors as the bow ties to save some time. I must admit, I'm glad I did. I think it's a really cute combination!

I started with a white base polish on all of my nails. I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On.

Then I used a small nail art brush from my 15 piece brush set to make the bow tie shapes. I also used the same nail art brush to free hand the half moon shape on my other nails. Then using a dotting tool I just outlined the half moon with a few dots, just to make it more interesting and colorful.

The yellow is China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
The green is China Glaze Def Defying.
The orange is OPI A Roll In The Hague.
The blue is China Glaze Hanging In The Balance.
The pink is China Glaze Fuchsia Fanatic.
The top coat I used for this design is my usual, Out The Door. I had to use a really light touch though, and I still managed to get some smearing. Isn't that the most frustrating thing EVER?! It is for me.

Even though I said I could eat a whole candy store if I worked there, I'm actually not a big candy eater. I try to avoid it as much as I can. I would rather eat a cookie or a brownie.

Are you a candy lover or a cookie and cake lover like me?

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  1. So cute! I'm with you I vote cookies ESP. Anything pepperidge farm lol!

  2. Oh my goodness, these are adorable. I love the bright colours and the mix of patterns :) I'm not big on sweets, but chocolate's an entirely different matter...

  3. Thank you! I absolutely love chocolate as well! I feel like I need to eat a small bit of chocolate every day or I'll go insane. I like to keep a bag of dark chocolate chips in the fridge and I just pick one or two out every once in a while. lol.

  4. Thank you! Yes! I loved their cookies until I started eating gluten free. Now I have to find alternatives, but it's not too bad. :)

  5. I hate when you have a gorgeous design, crisp stamp or whatever and the top coat smears it!!! This is awesome! I love it so much!

  6. Thank you! It really is a pain, but it happens.

  7. OMG!!! This mani is so cute! Love the color combos and design. You def did a great job on this one. Love it!


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