Monday, January 10, 2011

Strawberry surprise!

This is 10 days late but happy new year to you all. My unspoken new year's resolution of blogging more frequently is an absolute failure. I still paint my nails a lot but I always forget to photograph them and by the time that I do remember, the tips are worn and sometimes even chipped. Nothing's blog-quality these days.

Moving on. I've been wanting to do strawberry nails for quite some time. I had finally gotten around to them last night. I'm pretty happy with how they've turned out, exceeding my expectations, even.
3 coats of Zoya Gilda was used as the base. The sparkly fuschia pink is an amazing shade in its own right. But I was pleasantly surprised when it was coupled with China Glaze Four Leaf Clover for the tip. Four Leaf Clover is one of the hardest colours to photograph. It is a lot greener in real life, leaning towards a forest green. Gold bullions are stuck on to represent the strawberry seeds. Strawberry seeds are yellow. Don't try to argue otherwise because I know I am right. I've been through this with countless people.
The gold bullions feel really funky when I run my fingers over them (in a good way) because they're so bumpy.
I hope I've inspired you to strawberry-fy your hands. Yellow nail polish can be used instead of gold bullions if you find that they are difficult to locate. I've seen small bottles of bullions in Morning Glory. But I get them from Ebay in those wheels. Now I need to get some whipped cream.

11 comments:

shortwidenails said...

this is super cute. how did you get the gold balls to stick on it? did you put it on the polish then put a layer of clear on top? did u lose any balls while wearing your nails?

Anne said...

Thanks so much!
Yes I put a layer of clear, then the bullions, then lots more layers of topcoat. Nothing's fallen off yet (fingers crossed) but speaking from experience, they usually start to fall off after 2 days of wear or a long hot shower.

*~kAy~* said...

super cute!!! <3
Happy New Year! :3

Markett said...

Lovely nails!

Samispoon said...

PERFECTION

Anne said...

Thank you, and happy new year!

angel said...

you changed your layout! whered u get it from? uberrrr 8D
seeyu monday
p.s i have written your plane letter (groans)

Anne said...

Its on the template designer thing. I kind of shoved bits and pieces together because I got sick of the total bright pinkness.
YES PLANE LETTER! I LOVE YOUUUU :D

Melody said...

*-* These are such cute nail designs ! And yes, you have inspired me to do so ! Hahah. But that would probably depend on how much motivation I have atm ;___;

Hye Rin ♥ 김혜린 said...

cute berries ^^

Christina said...

I love this look, it's veryy pretty!
xoxo