Monday, 28 May 2012

Challenge Week 35: Inspired by Food!

This is one of the 52 week challenge themes I've been quite looking forward to- I've actually been wanting to do it for some time :) I originally had about 4 different ideas for this week (possibly a first for me!) but in the end I was completely swayed by my burning desire to wear one of my new polishes!

I wanted a cupcake frosting effect (I love cupcakes!)- so I picked out Revlon's Popular (any excuse, I couldn't wait to use it!) :) I used a couple of coats of 17 Pinking Shear (a super old frosty pink polish) which it turns out is an almost perfect underwear shade, then added a coat of Popular over the top. Like all glittery polishes, you do have to work a little to get the glitters evenly spaced, but I think it's well worth it!

Next I decided to take the 'Inspired by Food' theme a little too literally- and added 100s and 1000s (yes; real and edible 100s and 1000s) over my ring finger (fish egg style) so I guess this is both cupcake frosting and caviar nails...

Of course the 'caviar' effect didn't last long, it drove me crazy and I took it off about 5 minutes after taking these photographs (after all it is a food product... on my nails... it was never going to be practical!) but it did look pretty darn awesome! I really really love Popular (though the Wicked song of the same name has been stuck in my head for days now!) - but it did surprise me a little, in pictures I've seen before it looked a lot more pink (like standard Barbie/pastel pink) but in person it has a bluey lavender tone too- very beautiful :) 

This post has made me crave cake with pink frosting and sprinkles...

Revlon Popular and 17 Pinking Shear

I'm sure I say this all the time, but I can't believe how fast the weeks are flying past- it's been 35 weeks already! And there's only a couple of weeks until my blog is a whole year old!

What do you think of the 'caviar' manicure? (aside from the fact that Ciate are being entirely silly about the whole thing...) And what's the weirdest thing you've ever put on your nails?



  1. Oh wow! I'm definitely doing this 100s and 1000s thing! :)x

    1. Hehe definitely do, it was a lot of fun!!! You can get metallic beads for a longer lasting mani though (I have some, just not used them yet) :)


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