Friday, June 14, 2013

The Meme Week Nail Art Challenge: Day 6 - Condescending Wonka

Today is Day 6 of the Meme Week challenge, "Condescending Wonka"! This meme is used to mock or make sarcastic statements. I'm pretty indecisive about this one. Sometimes I like it and other times it's not my cup of tea.

For this mani, I drew inspiration from my favorite Willy Wonka candies as a child. :D The index has colors similar to the Laffy Taffy candies, the middle shows the Nerds candies' packaging, the ring is the Nerds Candy Rope (my favorite Willy Wonka candy!), and the pinky is the cross section of a gobstopper. Of course, I couldn't forget about the chocolate river and what Wonka is known for! My thumb features drips of chocolate on purple, the color of Wonka's signature suit.

Thumb: Essie Little Brown Dress (brown) and Sinful Colors Amethyst (purple). The drips were drawn with the second largest dotting tool.
Index: Love & Beauty PinkSinful Colors Ruby Ruby (red), Color Club Almost Famous (yellow), Sinful Colors Innocent (green), Sinful Colors Sugar Rush (blue), and Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac (lavender) over a base of Sally Hansen White On (white). The swirls were drawn with a small nail art brush.
Middle: I first painted on Amethyst (the purple side) and then Love & Beauty Fuchsia (the fushia side) using their brushes. I used a small dotting tool to make irregular blobs, using Wet 'n Wild On a Trip (medium purple) and Barry M Dragonfruit (medium pink).
Ring: I first painted on Ruby Ruby for the base. Using a small dotting tool, I used White On (white), Innocent (green), On a Trip (purple), Almost Famous (yellow), Sinful Colors Citrine (orange), and Sinful Colors Timbleberry (pink coral). 
Pinky: I used Almost Famous (yellow) as the base. Using a medium dotting tool, I used Ruby Ruby (red) to make the center of the gobstopper. With a small nail art brush, I used Innocent (green) to make the outer coating.

What do you guys think? What's your favorite Wonka candy? Let me know!

See you guys on the other side of the day!


Be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies who are participating in this challenge!


  1. I love Nerds Rope too. And nerds.. I pretty much always have a box on my desk. I love how these turned out. So colorful and fun.