Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Girly-Girl Nail Art Challenge Day 7

Hello Lacquer Luvers! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I surely did! We were lucky enough to be kid free this weekend and enjoyed a nice Mexican dinner on Saturday & on Sunday we had a great picnic lunch at the beach. It was very much needed and we really had a lovely time. Yesterday I had an appointment at the OB to check-up on Gabby & everything went really well. I'm excited to get back to blogging, though, especially with today's theme of the Girly-Girl Nail Art Challenge which is: Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice - That's what little girl's are made of! Show us your sweet (or spicy) inspired nails.

I decided to do a sweeeeeet manicure inspired by those HUGE rainbow swirl lollipops that you can find at State Fairs & specialty candy shops. To my surprise, I was able to find one of these right up the street at Family Dollar! Originally, I was going to stamp on this swirly lollipop image using a plate that has this image, BM02. However, I decided to try to water marble this pattern & am really happy with the results.

I began my manicure with a base of Essie Grow Faster. I then began to create my bullseye in the water using the following colors by Bettina: Matte, Yellow, Sherbet, Pink Bikini, Mojito, & Over Dyed. I took my toothpick and swirled a pattern into these colors and voila! I topped this manicure off with a  coat of Essie Good To Go topcoat. Here's a link to the video where the lovely Colette of My Simple Little Pleasures shows you how to create this pattern.

L-R Matte, Yellow, Sherbet, Pink Bikini, Mojito, Over Dyed

I realllllllly LOVE this mani! It looks amazing with the huge swirl lollipop & is so much fun to look at. I want to try this swirly pattern again soon with colors that are a bit softer, like pastels. What do you think loves? Does this manicure remind you of any childhood memories and all things sweet? It surely did for me! To see more sweet or spicy inspired manicures, check out these blog posts of the other girls participating in this challenge:

Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog

Ashley of Follow The Yellow Polish Road

Stephanie of A Little Polish

Kelly of Polish Enthusiast

Jodi of Captivating Claws

Danielle of Rock N Polish

Elly of Polishable

Olivia of Unprofessional Nails

Kate of This Charming Kate

Bethany of  A Plethora Of Nails

Lizzy of The Do It Yourself Lady

Eugenia of Talon-ted

Johanna of Neues vom Kellerkind

Amanda of Nox Nails

Ashley of Smashley Sparkles

Sarah of See Sarah Swatch

Emily of The Lacquerologist

Tressa of O' Natur Nail

I would love to hear what you think of my manicure so please let me know in the comments below luvs. As always, I hope you all liked this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post with you, xo!



  1. Wow! that is amazing! You did a great job!

  2. WOW! This is AWESOME! Great work =D!

  3. Wow!! I really love this!! It's such an amazing marble!! :)

  4. how awesome!!!! i've heard bettina is real good for water marbling!!

  5. Looks great! The colors stayed so bold and the lines sharp. I still haven't tried water marbling. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. fantastic job! One of the best water marbles I've seen.

  7. Lovely! You did a great job with these!! :)

  8. Sooo awesome! LOVE it! I have yet to attempt a water marble (I's skeered, lol) but this looks amazing!

  9. Wooowee this is fantastic! I love how bold the colours stayed.

  10. I can't handle your talent! You're too much!

    This is fabulous! The Bettinas are really lovely! I gotta get some!

  11. Gorgeous! I need to get my act together and finally try water marbling.

  12. Holy cow, those are awesome!!!

    I can never get a good swirl on my water marbles... they tend to get muddy looking.

    Also, I'm pretty sure I need some Bettinas in my life!

  13. I can't get over this! Amazing!

  14. This is really cute!! Glad all went well with your appointment.