Friday, April 6, 2012

Creme of the Crop?


I can only stomach about one regular sized one per year, or a few of the mini ones, but I LOVE Cadbury Creme Eggs. I love the chocolate, I love the gooey inside. YUMMMM!  I wish they were sold here! Unfortunately, they're not, so I decided to do an homage to them on my nails for Easter. :) I must confess though, this wasn't the original design. I started out with a manicure that featured a variety of delicious Easter candy treats. When I finished that manicure, the only nail I really loved was the middle finger- the opened creme egg, so I decided to redo the rest of the nails!

Here is the final design:


and the original design:


For the final design, I used:

Thumb: The egg!

Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme as a base, shaded with a mix of Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme and American Apparel Hassid, and highlighted with a mixture of Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme, American Apparel Cotton, and CND Bicycle Yellow.


Middle: Opened Cadbury Creme Egg!

American Apparel Cotton as a base for the filling, with Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme over it for the chocolate shell. For the 'yolk', I used American Apparel Manila. To shade, I used Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme mixed with American Apparel Hassid, and to highlight, I mixed Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme with American Apparel Cotton.


Index, Ring & Pinky: The foil wrapper!

Zoya Trixie as a base, with China Glaze First Mate for the Blue, CND Bicycle Yellow for the yellow, and American Apparel Downtown LA for the red. For the white, I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White on!

For the original design, I used:

Thumb: Easter basket with Peeps Bunnies

American Apparel The Valley as a base, with CND Bicycle Yellow for the bunnies, shaded with Zoya Jancyn. For the basket, I used Color Club Yum Gum, shaded with OPI Do You Think I'm Texy, and American Apparel Crescent Heights and Nubar Forest for the grass.

Index: Creepy closeup of chocolate bunny eye

Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme as a base, mixed with American Apparel Cotton to highlight and American Apparel Hassid to shade. For the eye, I used ORLY Lemonade shaded with Zoya Jancyn and Zoya Robyn for the pupil. I also used Essie Matte About You over the eye since they're that crunch sugar royal icing type candy.

Middle: Opened Cadbury Creme Egg

American Apparel Cotton as a base for the filling, with Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme over it for the chocolate shell. For the 'yolk', I used American Apparel Manila. To shade, I used Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme mixed with American Apparel Hassid, and to highlight, I mixed Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme with American Apparel Cotton.

Ring: Cadbury Mini Eggs- MY ONE TRUE LOVE.

ORLY Lemonade as a base, lightly sponged with a mix of acetone and Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme, then topped with Essie Matte About You to get that matte candy shell look.

Pinky: Jellybean

OPI Do You Think I'm Texy as a base, with American Apparel Port to shade and sponged lightly to create the spots. Highlighted with a mix of OPI Do You Think I'm Texy and American Apparel Cotton.



In case you're wondering what is all over my hands, it's mehendi! (or mehndi, depending who you ask)

Here are the pictures of it! These pictures were taken when it still wasn't at its darkest- on my palms it was so dark it was nearly black in places!






Oh, and have you guys seen/heard of this?

The Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted?!?!  WHAAAAAAAT?!  Can someone send me this? Please?  
Cadbury, are you listening?!


Ok, enough candy/chocolate p o r n for tonight.  Happy Easter! 




22 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that Henna (it is Henna yes?) is so beautiful!!!! :D

    Have you ever thought about doing a nail Q&A? Cuz I have some Qs and I think you may have the As!

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  2. Your mani is awesome as always and I love the mehendi, it looks so pretty.

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  3. Awesome mani! Love that you did the Cadbury egg! I can always count on your log for sheer originality and awesomeness!!!!!

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  4. I love love love the mehendi, it looks awesome. And your manicure is amazing, as usual. :]

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  5. Those nail designs are insane !!! I love the bunny one that you want for and I adore the henna design, I use to do my own in my teens (it was never that good). Happy easter x

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  6. Cadbury eggs!!! I'm eating one right now! Your homage to the Cadbury Egg is fantastic and so is the mehendi!

    -finished10dnails

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  7. Oh you poor thing not being able to buy creme eggs! We have so many here and once at my work I had to give away creme eggs with every purchase but there were so many left over I just ate them all lol!

    beautiful mehndi!

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  8. I like Mehndis mostly because it's also called Henna (well it's made from henna) and that's my name :P

    And now I want chocolate...

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  9. Oh, you make me want to go an eat choclate! Great mani :)

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  10. Creme eggs are amazing!!! I so wish you could buy a big easter egg which was a HUGE creme egg with the goo inside! You could just carve it like a roast. Amazing. Yeah you can get the twisted bars in the UK all year round and these things called cadbury's 'splats'! These nails are amazingly awesome!!

    Figgy Lane.

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  11. Those nails are amazing!!! *_______*
    I decorate nails too ^^ I would like you see my blog, only If you want :)
    http://lascutenailsdeestelle.blogspot.com.es/
    .Estelle.

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  12. These are so amazing!! I love both the first attempt and the second. And the mehendi is beautiful too. :)

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  13. Cadbury eggs are my favorite too! Your nails look delicious :)

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  14. Oh i love your easter bunny on the tumb.

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  15. I sent you an email, please read. Thank you!

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  16. wauw, that's amazing! And the mehendi - really cool. Four girls from my class, lived 6 months in India, and also got mehendi on their hands. It's beautiful.

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  17. please PLEASE do a tutorial on this nail design! I'd love to do it for my mum as creme eggs are her favourite.

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  18. love the henna! looks amazing as do the nails.. but that goes without saying. I love the creme egg twisters. although they are super sickly but epic all the same.

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  19. i love how you've done the foil effect on the little finger. mmmm creme eggs ;)

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  20. this looks like shit!

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