Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hotdog condiments nail art

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been blogging on my main blog for the past few days and I'm not used to juggling blogs yet but I'll get the hang of it. :)

So today I bring you nails that you might not want to wear to a baseball game for fear that you might mistake your nails for the hotdog that you're sinking your teeth into. ;)

This design was completely random. I didn't even know they were going to turn out looking like mustard, ketchup and relish. When I was done, I kind of looked down and went, what did I just do with these three colors?!

Taken with flash (I clearly need a lightbox or a better camera but until then, these pictures will have to suffice)
I started out with 2 thick coats of The Face Shop - Papaya. Since I don't own any striping tape, I had to cut tiny strips of Scotch tape. It is no joke, I tell you, to cut strips of tape while making sure that it's as straight as it can be.

I stuck them randomly onto my nail after the base color dried and painted the un-taped parts with China Glaze - Salsa and Sally Hansen - Mint Sprint. The trick here is to not wait for the polish to dry before peeling the tape off. Peel it off about three seconds after you've painted over it. Once, I left the tape on thinking that it was the clever thing to do and the tape ended up breaking and I had to use tweezers to pinch them off the wet polish. -_-

You can tell from my index and middle finger that I messed up and some polish got smeared. I tried to fix that by covering up the smears and you can judge for yourself how well I did that:

Taken with flash

Taken with flash

Taken in natural sunlight

At first I didn't like the vertical lines so I decided to do horizontal lines for my ring and little finger instead. In the end I didn't quite mind the vertical lines...

What do you think? Vertical or horizontal? Do these nails remind you of hotdog condiments or something else or nothing at all??
If you would like to see a tutorial, feel free to ask.

Thank you for reading!

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P.S: Should I make an Instagram account?


  1. Yes you should make an IG account! I thought of a hot dog when I saw them!

    1. It definitely looks like a hot dog, right?
      Would you follow me on IG? Haha, I will definitely consider making one.

  2. Ooh, I really like the mix of the horizontal and vertical lines! And it's a fun color combination - sort of Jamaica-ish as well :)


    1. Thanks Bailey! I didn't know what to think of it at first. Definitely Jamaica-ish :D

  3. Thank you for linking up last week on my Bloglovin' Blog Hop! Now following you via Bloglovin' and Twitter. Yes, get Instagram!

    Hope to see you tonight at 9pm PST

    Happy Kids, Inc

    1. Hi Meg. Thanks so much. Your hop is awesome.
      I will def consider getting Instagram! :)

  4. **waves HI** Just popping in from the bloglovin' Blog hop.
    I am a new follower and I'd love to see you around!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Heather :) I'll be sure to follow you back.

  5. Haha. Love the title and love your nails. They look so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing this at "That's My Style" Link Party!!! You made my day. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

    P.s Thank you SO SO much for following the rules to my link party. It makes me so happy to visit a link and see comments from other party goers! That's what the party is all about. I've noticed yours multiple times and I really wanted to say, Thank you! You are not only talented but so awesome for being so nice. :)

    1. Hi Karla! Thanks so much for the love.

      Aww, it's nothing, really! I really like your hop (it is one of the first that got my traffic going a bit) and I enjoy finding new blogs from there. :) Thank you, you're a fab host yourself for taking the time to drop by everyone's blog to comment!! I look forward to your future link parties! xx

    2. Thanks! And I agree with everyone else! You should definitely get yourself an Instagram account!! :D

  6. Interesting nail polish technique. I like it. I came across your link on the "My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Part" Phew! That's a mouth full. I'm following you via Bloglovin' and Google+. Please follow me back. I hope you're having a great Sunday.


  7. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  8. Cute! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/


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