Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Mani

Hey y'all!  I'm so HAPPY to share this mani with y'all today.  It's something that I absolutely HAD to do, so keep reading...

bath and body works happy candle mani

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that a while back I stepped into a BBW store and grabbed this candle as soon as I saw it.

bath and body works happy candle mani

Seeing this was perfect timing too.  Growing up, my dad called me Happy.  I was out shopping one day and he was on my mind a LOT.  Of course I couldn't pass it up, it smells AMAZING too.  Also, that same day, I was walking out of a gas station with my drink & happened to see a Mini Cooper in a color of British Racing Green.  Something he & I talked about a lot & it made me feel like he was definitely looking over me that day.  Oh, and the day before I'd seen a bottle of Ketchup with the phrase "How do you Happy?"  *cue Signs by Tesla*

bath and body works happy candle mani


Once I got home I put the candle next to his picture on my mantle. I went back a few weeks later and grabbed another one so I could enjoy the scent and not burn the one I purchased that day.  This kinda kicked my inspiration and got the creative juices flowing.  I HAD to do a mani to match the candle.

bath and body works happy candle mani

I started out with a base color of Sinful Colors Snow Me White and put a coat of Seche Vite to help it dry quickly.

bath and body works happy candle mani

For the squares, I used a cheapy art brush that I cut into a thin nail art brush.  The colors are Finger Paints Grassy Knoll, Fresh Paint #WINNING, and Zoya Hunter.  I didn't use a top coat once everything was done because the label on the candle has a bit of texture to it and I wanted the design to have that same sort of feel/look to it.

bath and body works happy candle mani

So that's it.  I quite like how it turned out AND that it sparked my creative juices again.

What do y'all think?

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