The theme for Nail Art Ideas Linkup this week is TREATS AND SWEETS. This time of year I think of trick or treating- and aaaahhh those lovely little bite-size candy bars and single-serving packs of candy!! When I was a kid I remember dumping out all my halloween candy on the floor and I’d gauge how successful the night was based on how many chocolate and peanut butter treats I had. If I had 6 or more full-size peanut butter cups then I hit the motherload!!! Throw a bunch of mini snickers on top of that and I’m in heaven. Chocolate and peanut butter- I LOVE YOU.
Well, since I love PB so much I felt inspired to do some Reese’s Pieces nails! Check me out!
My cream-colored nails were easy to do- I made some some simple dots with a large dotting tool- hopefully the dots look like little Reese’s Pieces! I also wanted to spell out the word REESE’S. But I thought it would be hard to paint directly on my nails so I painted the word on a plastic baggy instead and made my own peel-off DIY decals. Here’s an example of how I’ve done DIY decals in the past: Hunger Games Mockingjay Nails. The word REESE’S came out kind of long and a bit too-stretched out to fit on one nail, so I had to snip the word into three segments. This allowed me to span the word across three of my nails. If you apply a decal like this on top of tacky or still-wet nail polish then it will stick pretty well. Unfortunately I got some bubbles at the end when I applied my seche topcoat. But it still looks cool and I guess the bubbles aren’t too noticeable.
Here’s a list of what I used
base coat ♥ Sally Hansen Maximum Growth
off-white ♥ Fresh Paint Coconut
bright orange ♥ Zoya Paz
light orange ♥ AVON Orange Creamsicle
bright yellow ♥ Sinful Colors Pull Over
light yellow ♥ Butter London Cheeky Chops
brown ♥ Sinful Colors Nirvana
top coat ♥ Seche Vite
I also had to add this cute prop to my photo. Reese’s Pieces were one of E.T.’s fave snacks in the movie, right? Well, check out my authentic E.T. movie stickers from 1982! It’s hard to believe that I held on to these for 31 years! I’m only 36 right now so I’ve been in possession of these stickers most of my life. Crazy, right? Here’s a little movie trivia for you- I just read that the movie production company wanted E.T. to eat M&M’s instead, but the Mars brand turned them down on the free product placement. Their second choice was Hershey’s… who said YES, of course. That’s why E.T. was always munching on Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces. Apparently, Reese’s Pieces sales skyrocketed after the movie was released! Who woulda thought an alien would persuade us to eat more candy like that?
I hope you like my Reese’s Pieces nails!! Feel free to create your own TREATS AND SWEETS mani, or try out any of the other October NAIL themes! The links are open all month: