Hello lovelies and welcome to my new followers! I've been going through the entries of my 1st Blogiversary Giveaway and keeping track of all the things you guys want to see more of this year. I am loving all the answers! A lot of you want to see tutorials and more nail art. I've been slacking a bit on the nail art, but I will definitely work on doing more! Tutorials are a bit harder. I always forget to take pictures while I'm doing my nail art, but I'll work on that too!! And I know at least one of you wanted to see swatches of my Candy Coated Collection. That's something I can do immediately ... okay, so maybe through a series of posts.
Update: This polish and the rest of the collection are now up for sale in my Etsy shop.
The Candy Coated Collection was inspired by my all time favorite childhood game, Candy Land. Each polish was inspired by a 'land' in Candy Land. I'll start with the unexpected gem, in my opinion, of this collection. This is Glitter Me Gumdrops, inspired by the Gumdrop Mountains/Gumdrop Pass.
The common colors of gumdrops are yellow, red, green, and purple. Sometimes you'll find blue instead of purple. I used all these colors in various sizes, all hex glitter. I also added a small amount of large white glitter and a ton of holographic shimmer. Those little white flecks you can see floating around if you look close? That's all holo!! To make this even better? Some of those purple glitters are holo too! All that small sparkle reminds me of the sugar on gumdrops. :) Ready to see it on?
This is two coats over Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl.
I liked it over pink so much that I tried just one coat over Wet n Wild Candy-licious. Okay, so maybe using this pink did have a little something to do with the name. Since most of this glitter is so small it stays suspended really well and the brush picks it up easily so there's no trouble getting it out of the bottle. The medium blue, red, and green are easy to get out but might take a bit of pushing to get them arranged on your nails. I used very little of the large white glitters in this polish since I wanted it to be a nice surprise when you did get one on your nail. That said, I honestly didn't try to get the white glitter and my brush picked up two. You could certainly get more if you tried.
The last picture I want to share is a close up of Glitter Me Gumdrops over Candy-licious. You can really see the shimmer here. I think all the small shiny glitters really add to the large matte glitters and create a pretty effect.
It feels really weird blogging about something I created! Weird, but in a good way if that makes sense. :)
So ... what do you guys think?