Buttered Up Beauties

One glorious thing about nail art is that you can be as lazy or as ambitious as you want, and chances are, you'll end up with some gorgeous digits! Last night, I was pretty exhausted when I did this one, so rather than stamp out a pattern, I used some nail stickers. I still get warm fuzzies when I think of the massive sticker collection I had as a kid. I particularly remember one set of stickers that had scents, and in particular, pickles. Yep, pickle-scented stickers. They were awesome. Or gross. Probably gross. But when you're a kid, all the awesome things usually are gross. (Think earthworms and the unavoidable itch to put them in your mouth.)

Tangent aside, here's what I ended up with. I used my first and, so far, only Butter London polish, Snog. (Oh how glorious.) This pink was gifted to me by my sister, who said it didn't look good on her hands. I love the way it looks on mine, especially with the pops of yellow and white provided by the stickers. In hindsight, I could've eased up on the amount of stickers used on some of the nails.

The lighting here is different than lighting in my other pictures because it was taken in the morning, with one burned out light. I'll have to figure out a way to either replace or rig up a new light set up.
I've always loved the way hot-magenta pink and lemon yellow look together, so this is definitely a new favorite.

Warning - To those of you who enjoy or regularly find themselves picking at their polish, do not use stickers. Their raised topography makes them irresistible to the persistent picker.


  1. This looks great! How do you get the clear nails and black background? I think that looks AWESOME!

  2. A steady tripod and a nice velvet piece of fabric for the background. I actually use a little table top light studio I found on Amazon. It's portable and foldable, which is essential for my tiny apartment. Originally I tried making my own light tent, but I couldn't figure out a good way to collapse it, so I caved and bought one. I'm happy to give you the link if you'd like it!

  3. Wen I was growing up they had sticker stores where you bought a bunch of stickers and paid by the inch! I had the most cool collection and wish I still had it! This mani is awesome!


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