Here’s a peek at a recent Friday Nail Art escapade. For this, I was inspired both by Necco Candy Buttons, and Katy Perry – who wore a dress and stilettoes inspired by Candy Buttons in her California Girls video.
So anyway, I thought I’d try the design out on my nails. My first mistake was not to use an opaque white for the base. Instead, I tried Rimmel Wear Maxx no. 416 Daisy Chain, which The Internet reliably informs me is discontinued. This is probably a good thing. In the bottle it appears a white mother-of-pearl, with a vague purplish shimmer, but on the nail it’s sheer as hell and turns out more pink than white. Bah. I used 2 coats before I gave up on it and added the candy buttons.
If I were to do this again, I would use an opaque, Wite-Out/Tipp-Ex kind of white for the base. The polish I used was too shimmery and crowded out the effect of the buttons. I think I’d also make the buttons a little larger. The colours I used were W7 Shocking Pink, Rimmel Sunshine, and Mattese Lightning Blue.
So… what candy-inspired nail art should I try next? 😉