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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chocolate dipped w/ Candy Nail Art & How To

Hello dear readers!

It's been a long time since I've done nail art...

So one day I was at San Francisco's Ichiban Kan store and stumbled upon the deco section. I saw all those candy deco parts and it occurred to me that I could use a little baggie of fake candy sprinkles on my nails and achieve a 3D type of nail art.

So here's the final result:
Note: Scroll down for instructions on how to do it yourself ;)
 

1. Start with a cream finish white or pastel colored nail polish as the base.
I used Orly - Cotton Candy

2. Use a dark brown nail polish or acrylic paint and paint on the tips of the nails as if you've dipped them in chocolate. The dripping effect depends on the length of your nails... there's no right or wrong way to do this. I used OPI - Suzi Says Da! for it's chocolate-like color.

3. I added little dots of clear nail polish and placed the fake candy sprinkles randomly.
*You can get these on Etsy, search for "deco fake candy sprinkles"
**You can also make these sprinkles yourself with polymer clay. I found a how-to video here.
***If you are not into 3D nail art, you can use acrylic paint or nail polish in pastel colors and draw little lines to emulate the small candy.

4. Apply 1 or 2 layers of clear topcoat to protect your nail art. I thought the candy parts would fall off right away, but I was wrong... they can last a week or more but believe me... it is not the most practical nail art to wear everyday... I had such a hard time washing my hair XD

Here's an extra pic that I posted on my Bunny Nails Facebook (feel free to add me) of me wearing this nail art.

What do you think of this nail art? Would you add the candy sprinkles or paint them instead?

♥ ♥Thank you so much for reading♥ ♥

12 comments:

  1. Wow! Your nails looks so yummy :))
    Very cuuuuteee!

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  2. Oh my god! That is such a good idea! Love it!
    The actual sprinkles make this mani so fun!!! And your nails are just mesmerizing! Soooooo long this looks even better on them! :D

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    1. Using out of the ordinary things for nail art is so much fun ;)
      Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  3. Soo cute and perfect for the summer!

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  4. YUUUUMY!! I really love this one! It's so cute and woaaah I'm amazed again and again by your gorgeous nails *__*

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