Monday, November 24, 2014

This One's For My Mom: Circus Animal Cookie Nail Art

Circus Animal Cookie Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

My mom is unable to eat chocolate, so she's always had a few non-chocolatey sweet treats she favors. Peppermint ice cream, German raspberry candies, and Circus Animal cookies were some of her top picks when I was growing up. Personally, my pick out of those would be the Circus Animals! I've always loved the colors of the rainbow sprinkles against the pink or white frosting. Chocolate preferences aside, it's pretty hard to resist their sugary sweetness.

Mom, this one goes out to you!

Circus Animal Cookie Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

Nail polishes used:
Salon Perfect Sugar Cube
Formula X Gemini
Formula X Pyrotechnic
China Glaze Sky High Top
OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm?
OPI Suzi Has a Swede Tooth
OPI Good Grief!
Sally Hansen Sun Kissed
Sally Hansen Going Green

This look is simple and quick. All you need is a dotting tool and the right colors! Truthfully, choosing colors took the most time because I thought getting the right shades was imperative for recreating the Circus Animal sprinkles look.

This is also my manicure for The Lacquer Legion's Yummy prompt, because they are yummy in my tummy (duh).

Circus Animal Cookie Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

Have you had these delicious cookies before? In working on this post, I just discovered a recipe for Circus Animal truffles, which I will have to make AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


  1. You nailed it with this one. I knew those were circus animal crackers as soon as I saw this fun manicure! I love those cookies too. I eat all the white ones and leave the pink ones for someone else. Ha ha.

  2. Too funny! Personally, I'll eat any cookie that's put in front of my face haha

  3. Sharon Parayos MerrittNovember 25, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Great color choices! And I love the randomness - just like the sprinkles! In fact, at first glance I thought it was a glitter topper.

  4. On the thumbnail I thought it was a circle glitter topper, your dots are perfect!

  5. this is so cute :)

  6. Aw! this is so cute and looks yummmyy!! Never had these cookies before, but I'm sure I'll love them when I try :D

  7. c'est tout doux et tout simple, j'adore =)

  8. Oh no! I've never had Circus Animal cookies!

    These nails look DELICIOUS : )

  9. So cute, and so sweet! I adore this!


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