Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Candied Orange Peel Nail Art

This candied orange peel nail art came out of a bit of freestyling. I was watching United States of Tara on Netflix and started painting orange swirls over an orange base. Since I found success putting glitter over nail art in my pastel stripe manicure, I decided to try it again. This time, I reached for a sugary iridescent glitter that gave the manicure a sweet finish.

This nail art uses:
Floss Gloss - Pony (base)
Floss Gloss - Bikini Coral
Floss Gloss - Fastlane
Floss Gloss - Selena Corpus Crystalina (glitter)

I don't often do orange nail art -- the 31 Day Challenge might be one of the few times during the year that I actually do. I think the tone on tone swirls are nice, but the glitter is what really sells this nail art, to me.

Here's what the manicure looked like before I added the glitter.

Which way do you prefer?


  1. These look so cute and whimsical to me! Love it with glitter and without too.

  2. Gillian from PlumeriaPaintedAugust 26, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    I prefer the look with the glitter, it's perfect for that candied look!! Generally this is such a nice design, the swirls are just lovely!! :)

  3. Yummm! It really does look like candy deliciousness.

  4. The Dalai Lama's NailsAugust 26, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    1. I totally loved the United States of Tara 2. I think it looks freaking great with glitter 3. I <3 Floss Gloss

  5. It's such a good show! The final season was really really intense. And yeah, I think I'm developing a FG problem. Those bottles tho!

  6. Personally, I like them both, but the one sans glitter is my favorite of the two :)

  7. The Dalai Lama's NailsAugust 26, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    I really didn't want the show to end. It was one of those shows where I felt like I was going through withdrawal after I saw the last episode!

  8. I Love this and would love to try it for 30 days of nail art challenge.

  9. the added glitter definitely makes this mani pop

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  11. This is so pretty. The colors go together so well and the glitter really sets it off.

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