October 8, 2013

Caramel Apple 3D Drip Nail Art

Today I’ve got some very cute/messy nails inspired by caramel apples - complete with 3D ‘nuts’ made of caviar beads! - to share with you! This week posts are inspired by the theme of ‘autumn’, which only seems appropriate since autumn extends from September through November and lets us start eating treats and wearing sweaters, understandably my favorite part of the year [I love eating treats and wearing sweaters]. I keep seeing this nom-tastic caramel-dipped apples at the grocery store and thus needed to put my food craving on my nails (totally normal, yes/yes?). Check ‘em out!


I chose Orly Fresh, a bright green obvs, for my base color because I like green apples AND because the best Halloween candy EVER is those sour green apple suckers with a layer of caramel on them. You can pull a bracket off with those things (not that I have braces anymore, but I do have tortured memories of missing out on those sweet, sweet lollipops back in the day)!!


Next I slopped some delish caramel on my nails in the form of Elevation Polish’s Temperance, which is a mouth-watering caramel-colored jelly polish (like it was made for this nail idea!). I slopped twice because it was sheer on the first slop ;)

Finally I topped the whole thing off with some ‘nuts’ by throwing some gold caviar beads on randomly; I thought about doing rhinestones but the scale would have been weird on my currently short nails.


Ta-dah! I can’t imagine I’m the first or only person to do this nail art idea, but I was proud that I just went with it instead of doing the usual Google sleuthing* for inspiration beforehand. The drips/slops/layer of caramel is sort of messier than I think I wanted, but it helps it walk that fine line of autumn and Halloween that the sour apple + caramel candy evokes for me.

Now I am totally justified in needing to buy some candy and/or apples as "props" for the rest of the day!

Don't forget to check out the other fall-fabulous nails for today!


*I usually check to make sure that I’m not doing the exact same thing as someone else because I’m very weird, nice, and sensitive to the concept of ‘ideas vs. execution’ ish

13 comments:

  1. These are fabulous! That really does look like caramel!

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  2. LOL these are awesome!! I love it.

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  3. So cute! I don't think it's weird to do nail art inspired by snacks at all ;)

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  4. This is seriously one of the cutest manis I've ever seen. It is so realistic!

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  5. This is incredible!! What a fab idea and executed amazingly.

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  6. Super cute... Really creative use of the beads!

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  7. I love how these turned out! I couldn't wear them because I would be drooling for some caramel apples ALL day!

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  8. omg!this is so cool .. eat looks really like candy apple!!!

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  9. Oh my goodness! The are so perfect! Wow! Love them!

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  10. That's really cute and original.

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  11. Very edible indeed! :) Love the creative use of the micro-beads!

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