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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Candy Warrior - Makeup and Nail Collaboration with Daynasaur of Light and Sugar

Today's manicure is silly and outlandish in the best of ways. Many of you will recall my "I'm a polish ninja" collaboration with my roommate, Dayna of Light and Sugar. Dayna and I met in photography school, and she is currently working on a project where she does a portrait a week, incorporating her makeup skills into the mix, too. Whenever I am the portrait subject, obviously I do nails to match the theme!

Dayna had the idea to make this portrait's theme "candy" and I was all over it. Some of you may not know this, but I am a total candy fiend. It's kind of problematic. Dayna actually had the idea for this manicure, and I freaking LOVE the way it turned out.

SPRINKLES CAVIAR MANI!


So yeah, I attached actual sprinkles to my nails! And they were surprisingly secure! I'll get into that in a bit, but first, here's the actual portrait that Dayna made of me. In case anyone was wondering what I look like, heres a super clear photo, haha. As my makeup was being done, it went in a sort of candy warrior direction, so that's what we started calling the theme!


You guys know I don't hold bottles in my nail photos, but I couldn't resist doing a "bottle shot" for this manicure...


Let's get into the technique. It's the same as a caviar manicure, but with sprinkles!

I filled a shot glass with real sprinkles and painted my nails with one coat of Zoya Kennedy (a nude) to start. Then, one nail at a time, I painted another thickish coat of Kennedy on my nails and dunked them into the sprinkles glass. I pulled out the nail, and would lightly press the sprinkles into the base coat to ensure a good stick. You may need to push them together a bit or fill in empty spaces with spare sprinkles. Let it dry and that's it!


I didn't topcoat these because I wasn't going for longevity. Plus, I think it could have ruined the sprinkles anyway. I did actually wear these out to dinner though and they were totally fine! They felt really secure on the nail once they had dried.


I just love this manicure so much. It's so silly and ostentatious and perfect. I had so much fun wearing it for the brief time that I did.


Make sure you check out Light and Sugar for more portrait goodness!

44 comments:

  1. OMG this is so AWESOME!!!
    You look so sweeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!

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  2. This is super cool! I love Dayna's photo work as well, super awesome to see all the talent that has come out of this photo program -- and of course all the makeup/nail creativity that resides in Phoenix!

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  3. Absolutely love it!! Love the makeup LOVE the nails!!! I can't believe you fit so many on, sprinkles are pretty big! But these look fantastic and delicious!

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  4. yup thse def remind me of katy perry nails. good job.

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  5. Your nails are super cool!! I love them.

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  6. Hey, you could lick them off after dinner and have a one of a kind desert!

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  7. hahah this is fabulous. you look great and the nails are just delicious ;)

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  8. LOL, I did something very similar, I even added an extra coat of polish to ad even more sprinkles - it was fun :)

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  9. Omggggg I want to eat your fingers!!! haha this is awesome!

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  10. wow! This mani looks awesome! Well done!

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  11. I did the same thing with pastel colored non-pareil sprinkles for Easter back when the Caviar thing was super hot.
    http://www.overpolished.com/nonpareil-easter-mani/

    I can't believe you did all your nails though! I was picking the sprinkles off my one nail about 5 minutes after I took my photos.

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  12. These are so awesome and yummy!

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  13. YES. i'm so glad to see someone else doing caviar manicures with non-traditional elements! i thought something was clinically wrong with me when i went, "i can't afford beads for this right now. BUT MAYBE.........." and went to my dad's birthday dinner with poppy seeds on my nail. i did the same thing later with sesame seeds. i have a CONDITION.

    seeing this with actual sprinkles makes me want to do another one; it looks so colorful and cheerful and sweet, and also reminds me that i'm not literally crazy!

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  14. I LOVE this mani! This just screams "birthday" to me! I hope I have a birthday party to go to soon just so I have something to wear this to!

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  15. This looks good enough to eat! lol x :-)

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  16. umm...YUM!!! You look super cool. . and this will sound super strange, but I want to lick your nails! LOL

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  17. I've always wanted to try something like this!

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  18. Hahaha! This is the greatest collab ever, so glad I popped over when I saw a link to your page! Definitely following after seeing this!! So much fun I love it! XX

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  19. This is great! And the photo of you is so cool. What a great idea.

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  20. These are so awesome! Love the portrait too!

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  21. Your portrait kind of reminds me of Cindi Lauper.

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  22. i guess i would nom/lick it in a weak moment haha

    <3

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  23. sh** yeah, love this entire look!!!!

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  24. It looks super cool! I want to try it too, but I'm wondering, don't they melt?

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  26. wow this is so cool! i love this idea! you guys are so creative :)

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  27. This looks amazing and quirky. Very Katy Perry-esque. Did the colour stay or did it bleed at all? I will def by trying this. Would love you to have a look at my blog. Www.womderlustnails.blogspot.com

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  28. I must admit, first I was very skeptical... wondering who and why would someone do this, however I thought about the FUN, WHIMSICAL aspect and how you took something completely unrelated and created an inexpensive fun accessory I couldn't help but say I want to try it. I'm going to have my girl scouts try it! I think they will have a blast!

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  29. How fun!! I'd probably want to eat them off my fingers, haha!

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  30. Katy perry did the same thing :D

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  31. Your nails are super cool!! I love them.

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  34. amazing amazing amazing. I love love love this.

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