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!