It's Tuesday, so I'm back with another Tri-Polish Challenge mani. If you'd forgotten, February's colors are brown, pink, and grey. Since it's Valentine's week, I thought there'd be no better chance to make some chocolate dipped strawberries on my nails!
Back home in Austin, there's a candy business that makes the most wonderful chocolate-covered strawberries a handful of times each year, but Valentine's Day is usually one of those times. While strawberries aren't officially in season in February, many greenhouses are able to produce them out of season, and I've seen some that were near as big as your fist! Totally sweet and juicy, and covered in creamy milk chocolate... okay, now I'm drooling. ANYWAY, those strawberries were my inspiration for today's manicure.
I began with a base of Revlon's Scented Parfume Bubble Gum on all nails, and then painted on the leafy tops with green acrylic paint.
When that was dry, I semi-randomly applied elf Chocolate from about 1/3 of the nail down to the tip. I came back in with a dotting tool to smooth out the lines and make it drippier.
Once that was dry, I topped with SV one nail at a time so that I could add pale yellow microbeads to resemble the strawberry seeds. My placement on this could've been a little more exact, but I think I didn't plan it well enough when I was adding the chocolate details. However, I still think they read as seeds, even if hubby looked at them and thought they were Christmas puddings. :(
Here, have some macros while I chew on the idea that Mr. Faff thinks I'd do Christmas nails in February.
Of course, I bent the concept of these nails to meet the challenge colors. In reality, strawberries are red, not hot pink, blah blah blah. Still, I think it's cute and sort of fits the week o' commercialist lovey-dovey crap, so I'm stickin with it. Hope you're all having a beautiful week and staying warm and dry!
Also, if you're in Austin, go buy some chocolate dipped strawberries. You know who makes them. Just eat a dozen for me, okay?