I Want Candy...

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Today's Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge was subtle glitter or flakie bomb.  I have to admit...I have no subtle glitters!  I thought about doing a color/color glitter. Just gold glitter over a gold polish or the like.  I also debated using the one semi-subtle glitter I have, a Deborah Lippmann gold glitter.  But...I just didn't like the effect. So I went in a different direction. It's not really glitter...or flakies...and it's not terribly subtle. But it's darn cool and it screams Spring.  I've seen these in a lot of different places and I'm reading that they're going to be the next big thing (in fact, some companies will reportedly be selling kits to DIY this at home with!).  They look wicked cool but I was worried about the wear ability of it.  Actually, this was super easy and it didn't chip off or get caught on everything like I thought it would.  I would like to find a way to topcoat it more thoroughly though because those little buggers are SHARP and I scratched my skin up a bit with them!  Nothing serious, no broken skin mind you but enough for it to annoy me. Anyway the base on these is China Glaze Sweet Hook and Kinetic Candy.  I held my nails over a bowl and mixed up a bunch of Martha Stewart glass beads which I then sprinkled over the semi-wet polish.  I lightly top coated with Seche Vite but you really have to be careful top coating because it can leave holes or come out SUPER SUPER thick on your nail.  I hope you all enjoy and thanks for following!! 

How do you feel about my candy nails?

****UPDATE: Ciate has trademarked the term 'Caviar manicure/Caviar nails' and is now forbidding bloggers to use the term. I have removed all mention of "caviar mani" from my blog as per request.****

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15 comments

  1. This is so cute .
    seems like you have candy on your nails *-*

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  2. wow, i love this! never woulda though of doin somethin' like this!

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  3. This is so cool, I love the colors you chose! I'm actually kind of digging the caviar nails trend but I think if I did it I would stick to just the accent nail.

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  4. I've got some ideas on doing something similar to this - I LOVE it!

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  5. I think i need to get some of these Bee to try myself it looks so great on you!

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  6. I did not even look at the name of today's blog yet - the photo caught my eye and I instantly thought of 'those' candies often sold at Easter...officaly they are called Non-parells (sp???) They come in a melt away with these shades of the little colored round decos - but also they come year round in a kind of funky tasting chocolate with white round decos on top. My mom bought the choco ones all the time in bags and it was the only candy that sat very long in our house because my sis and I thought they were not the greatest! Martha Stewart glass beads??? I know them called DRAGEES from the banking deco business. Honest, that's the real name for the round crunchy things on bakery goods that can be eaten. Often you see them at holiday in silver and gold metallic.

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    1. Oh, and I don't care if this really fit or not into the challenge - it works for me! Far better and more interesting than glitter. I did not buy China Glaze Sweet Hook - reminded me of some really light chalky lavender creams I have and don't wear now when I saw Hook. And Kinetic Candy looked too much like For Audrey to me and I was thinking. Am I wrong? Should I have picked them up or still try and pick them up?

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    2. Sweet Hook is a very light creme. I'm not normally drawn to pastels but it's very subtle. I love it. And I do happen to have For Audrey (I'm a sucker for mints and greens) and they're not close! For Audrey is much darker and more intense. :)

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  7. Mmmm, makes me want to eat them! Haha! And I just do happen to have those "smooth and minties" in the pastel colors with the nonpareils right next to me, yum!!

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  8. Wow! these beads are amazing. looking nice

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  9. I found your blog from Hello Giggles, you have some wonderful designs! I love the caviar look, you do a very cute version of it. :)

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  10. Wow!I Love These Nail Art This nail beats are so pretty if one has use it with Designer Sarees India. Thanks for sharing lovely candy

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