Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sweet Like Sugar

I'm not a fan of diets as food is one of my favourite things. So much so, I've piled on the pounds recently and had to force myself into a strict new regime - including a complete sugar detox. This, teamed with the heatwave we're having, means that I'm seriously craving ice cream and other tasty treats! What better way to satisfy these cravings than drawing tiny little pictures of them on my nails! 

I used a ton of polishes for this mani, if you hadn't guessed! I wanted it to be as colourful as possible to pulled out most of my pastels collection. The total polish list is:

Barry M - Lemon Ice Cream, Strawberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Ice Cream, Mint Green, Caramel, Peach Melba, Bright Green, Bright Red and Mushroom. Black, White and Pink nail art pens. 

Models Own - Magpie Green, Duck Blue and Swan Lilac.

Rimmel - Ultra Violet 

I tried cupcake nails a while back and they were rubbish so I gave up. I'm really pleased with how they turned out this time, although I regret not adding some lines to the cupcake casing. I love baking so creating something yummy looking on my nails was really good fun. 

I did intend to have a cupcake on each nail but thought I'd mix it up a bit with an ice cream instead, seeing as it's been so hot. London has been getting temperatures up to 30 degrees this week, which is not comfortable in a crowded city. I've been so jealous of people cooling off with delicious looking ice cream!

Rather than continue the same theme, I chose to fill the remaining three nails with Models Own Speckled Eggs polishes, which remind me of mini eggs - so maybe they do continue with the theme!! The mint one also makes me think of mint choc chip ice cream mmmm my fave!

I totally love this mani, it's so silly and fun - perfect for summer fetes or parties!

What's your favourite ice cream flavour?



  1. This is so cute! I love the style of the ice cream and the cupcake, and the bright colours are just perfect! Although I'd constantly crave some ice cream if I had it on my nails ;)

    1. It is hard to concentrate on anything other than sugar with such sweet nails but they're worth it! E&J.xx

  2. A total sugar detox?! You're a braver woman than me!!! Haha!

    I ADORE this mani, it is just too cute and the speckled eggs polishes just work perfectly with it! Love love love!

    Sarah xx

    1. Glad you like it! We love the speckled polishes every now and then. E&J.xx

  3. I'm not sure how you are managing a total sugar detox - I don't think I could! These nails are so cute! The speckled polishes are perfect for this design and the Ice Cream and Cupcake look just like decals! I really like how you've shown a photo of all of the nail polishes you used too! :)

    1. We might have to start adding pics of the polish we use to upcoming posts if you like it - thanks for the feedback! E&J.xx


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