Boy oh boy do I have a treat for you today! 😉
This week gone past , I was invited to the Media Launch of the KZN Coffee & Chocolate Expo in Durban next month.
YES!!… my two top loves came together and are being exposed *happy dance*
AND AND AND —> What a FABULOUS opportunity for me to really add some decadence to my nails!
After much deliberation, plenty of guidance, prodding and many many ( oh so many ) failed attempts this is what I ended up doing.
Sugar Spun Chocolate aka om Nom Nom
In the Sun
In the Shade
Here is a close up of the detail that the sugar spun had. It was simply outrageous!! I was half tempted to start chewing my nails again!!
I started with a base of 2True (shade 37) but since it is a high gloss , I made it matte by covering it with the essence 24/7 basecoat (a hack for those who do not have a matte top coat) . This gave me a rich chocolate matte finish.. please take note – the 2True has a very reddy base so there was much cleanup of that.
For the Gold Sugar spun effect, I found a no name brand golden brown polish in my cupboard. Shame, never used before but what a FABULOUS finish! I was soo stoked how amazeballs this little nobody came out and shone so bright and added such lovely texture.
The accent nail was just a quick brush stroke into a rough representation of a coffee cup over the base coat.
It is very important to note that even though no top coat was used in this mani, It lasted a full four and a half days before it got its first chip!
What I used:
Tip Top – Snow me White
Essence – 24/7 Base
2True – Shade No. 37
Goldy – (name withheld to protect the innocent)
The Stars of this here performance!! .. Please, A round of applause!
Isn’t Chocolate just sooo much FUN!
Let me know what you think and I would love to see if you have done similar.
Also as an ended benefit, I am giving away some tickets to the expo in Durban and if you hurry there is still time to enter. http://becauseican.co.za/2015/04/13/kzn-coffee-chocolate-expo-giveaway/
Stay Fabulous and live with Love.
Isn’t that gorgeous? I need to go find some chocolate now! Ah man I just love the way B writes. Her humour is awesome!! Don’t forget you can find her here:
Thank you so much B. I love these so much!
Thanks for reading,