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Honeycrisp Apple Manicure

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Haiku for Honeycrisp

honeycrisp apple,

you bring joy in the morning.

i dread harvest’s end.


pineapple’s my fave.

but you, lovely honeycrisp,

rule the fall season.

Ok folks, this post will be short and sweet. I love honeycrisp apples. I mean, I wrote poetry and dedicated nail art to them. They, in my humble opinion, are deserving.

For this manicure I did 2 coats of China Glaze Electric Pineapple (a bright yellow green creme) and allowed that to dry. Then I did one coat of China Glaze Cherry Pie (a shimmery semi-sheer red) one nail at a time and gently scraped down each nail with a fanned paint brush to create that textured appearance. I followed up with a thin coat of Wet n Wild Fast Dry The Gold and The Beautiful (a brassy gold micro glitter) to top it off. Sadly it’s cloudy today so I couldn’t post a picture with direct natural sunlight but I will be updating this post with a picture of this manicure in direct sunlight ASAP. It’s so pretty!

Viva la Honeycrisp!

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Peach Rings Update

Last night, a friend — and nail art fan — commented that I should use glitter to mimic the sugar on the peach rings and I thought that was a BRILLIANT idea. I did some experimenting on my right hand and after testing out a few methods, I decided on a very thin coat of Orly Tiara on top of yesterday’s mani. I wanted to post these pics last night but I had a feeling that sunlight would show it off better and I was right. 😀 I think the glitter mimics the sugar pretty well and it also adds quite a bit of shine to the overall look.

LOVE IT!

Sadly I didn’t have any peach rings for props in this photo because I ate them yesterday as soon as I was done taking pictures….

Peach Rings

Well the weather is getting warmer so it’s time to break out some brights for summer! Yesterday on Twitter, the trending topic #childhoodmemories really reminded me about all of fun and simple things that made me happy as a child. Now I’m not a huge fan of candy but I have a few favorites and one is Peach Rings.

Who remembers these?! Better yet, who still eats these?! I haven’t had Peach Rings in years but they still taste the same all these years later. For this mani, I applied a base coat then 2 coats of Orly Lemonade. Next, I applied a very sheer coat of Wet n’ Wild Fast Dry 9.0.2.1.Orange then waited until it was dry to sponge a bit more orange on about 2/3 of each nail. After that, I applied a sheer coat of China Glaze Cherry Pie on 1/3 of my nail over the 9.0.2.1.Orange and sponged more on that third once was dry. Lastly, I applied a top coat and Voila! A Peach Rings-inspired nail art design!

This manicure looks sooooo pretty in the sun, folks. I hope you enjoy!

It’s the clllaaaawwww! With a Peach Ring!!