(This is a scheduled post. I'm on vacation!)
This is my second last scheduled post which means this is my second last day in Toronto. Ho hum.
The blogger I'm featuring today is a blog I looked for for a long time but I couldn't find her. (I'll explain in a minute.)
Then one day she posted something in a Facebook group I was in and I recognized her nails! I immediately followed her and left her a comment about how much I loved her nails. (Sometimes I'm a nerd. You know that already.)
Who is this blogger I am talking about? Kiss My Acetone. (Cute name, huh?)
Dori loves cupcakes. And I love cupcakes. Match made in heaven!
Now, to explain.
Long before I had my own blog and was just stalking nail Tumblrs and stuff, I came across the photo of the mani I am recreating in this post.
No watermark. But I was in love. With the mani AND with the base color.
From the picture, you can see that it is Maybelline. And it is limited edition. So I went to a few stores that carry Maybelline hoping to get lucky but nope. I didn't even know the name!
I googled, and googled, and could not figure out who the picture belonged to so I couldn't just ask what it was.
So again I googled, and somehow I found the polish. Goody Plum Drop. I needed to have it. But it was no longer available in stores and there was none on eBay. I thought I was doomed.
But then my polish fairy Caroline came along and she found it and sent it to me and I couldn't be happier about it!
So. Now I have the polish. Now I know the blogger. Now is time to recreate the mani!
And I did pretty darn good!
(Besides the index finger... I screwed it up THREE times while doing this mani. So the frosting looks a little wonky.)
Dori first did these nails when she went to Sprinkles Cupcakes! How cute?
She did them again here. And again here. AND even a tutorial, here!
I've done cupcake manis before but usually just on thumbs because they're a good shape for cupcakes.
But this version is extra special and cute and I love it and I NEED to do it again and actually wear it. For a week at least.
For this recreation I wanted to make it as close to the original as possible. Dori didn't list her polish colors, but I think I used the right shades.
A lot of polishes were involved in this...
Maybelline - Goody Plum Drop (base)
China Glaze - Fairy Dust (over the base for some extra sparkle)
China Glaze - Something Sweet (light pink)
China Glaze - Lemon Fizz (yellow)
China Glaze - Rich And Famous (medium pink)
OPI - Dim Sum Plum (dark pink)
OPI - Mermaids Tears (green, and mixed with white for light green)
OPI - You Don't Know Jacques! (brown, and mixed with white for light brown)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Whirlwind White (...white)
Kleancolor - Twinkly Love (hearts!)
Opening and closing all the bottles is what ruined my damn nail three times!
Here are the three cute ones. No wonky one to ruin the photo.
Thank you for the inspiration Dori! Even if I did drive myself nuts trying to figure out what the hell the purple polish was.
I'm seeing Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj tonight!
Funnily enough, Dori saw the same tour, and she rocked some super blingy nails at the concert.
Hopefully by now I'll have found some super blingy polishes, and I can be blingy at Britney too!