Black + White Striped Nails + Giveaway | Pink Wings
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The other day I watched these videos about Haagen-Dazs' new Artisan ice cream collections where they collabed with different artisans around the country to create ice cream flavors. There are six videos (and six new flavors) and I watched every single one hehe. The hipster in me loves this kind of artisanal indie stuff. So far I've already tried three of the flavors (oops!) and the only reason I haven't tried them all is because my Walmart only had three.

With hubby gone so often I sometimes feel bad taking time for myself. I just feel like since he is off working hard and doing good, I feel like I need to do as much the same. But still...breaks are still necessary, right? So one afternoon I decided to put aside my to-do list and just do whatever I wanted. One of the Artisan flavors is Tres Leches Brigadeiro. From the video I watched, I gathered that brigadeiros are Brazilian truffle-like chocolate confections eaten at pretty much any celebration. I was intrigued that there was such a popular treat that I didn't know about so I found a recipe and tried making them. Turns out they are super easy and yummy! But I ate way too much way too fast per usual haha. After some kitchen clean up I rewarded myself by experimenting with my nails and indulged in some of the brigadeiro ice cream to compare it with what I had made. I think I did not-too-bad a job: both with the brigadeiros and the nails. What do you think? I'm usually pretty conservative with my nails so I loved how these stripes turned out: simple but still fun. I put together a quick pictorial below.

Guys make sure you check out Haagen-Dazs on their social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And if you get a chance to try the three flavors I haven't yet, let me know! (I haven't been able to try the Applewood Smoked Caramel Almond, Chocolate Caramelized Oat or Spiced Pecan Turtle yet!)

Also enter this awesome giveaway:

Häagen Dazs #ArtisanFlavors Contest




Black & White Striped Nails

Need:

  • White polish (I used OPI Alpine Snow)
  • Black polish (I used Essie licorice)
  • top coat
  • nail striping tape
  • scissors


1. Paint nails with white polish. Let dry completely (I waited around 45 minutes).
2. Place four pieces of striping tape evenly spaced on nail. Use longer strips so that they will be easy to peel off later, and press the tape down firmly, especially into the edges of your nails.
3. Cover in black polish. Let dry completely, another 30-60 minutes. Then carefully peel off tape strips.
4. If it doesn't seem totally dry let it sit a bit more before you put on your top coat. And voila!





38 comments

  1. LOVE that accent nail! xx

    Jenn | www.thisjenngirl.com

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  2. Love your nails Gina! You're very creative :) Those videos are so fun to watch and I wish we had that flavour here! xx

    www.tongue-in-chic.com

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    1. I bet you have good flavors over there too! Although I swear they have the best flavors in Japan and I have no idea why

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  3. oh my, my two favorite thing all over this post i didn't know where to look! you're so talented gina, really!

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  4. Your take really good photos Gina! I always want to try different nail designs, this one is simple yet edgy! Thanks for sharing! :D

    ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

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    1. Yeah I was surprised how easy it was, thanks Alyce!

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  5. I so love your nails!!! <3 This is such a cool giveaway.

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  6. I love your nails and that ice cream looks so good!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. It's really good Melanie. We also love the ginger molasses, and I've heard the chocolate caramelized oat is amazing!

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  7. I love, love brigadeiros. We also have other similar treats called beijinhos (little kisses) that are also delicious...! Or you could even make a bolo de brigadeiro!! Yumms, now I want some!!

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    1. I'm glad you've heard of them! I will look up these beijinhos too, sounds yummy!

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  8. Great tutorial!! I am glad you enjoyed some "ME" time. Thanks #client

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  9. Such cute nails.
    I love Haagendas so much
    XO

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  10. Those nails are the cutest! And pardon me while I drool over that ice cream!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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    1. Haha! They're seriously good, Paige. Also heard good things about the chocolate caramelized oat

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  11. I love the one striped nail! Looks amazing!!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  12. I love how the nail polish came out! So cool! :)
    http://trend-mixblog.com/

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  13. Your nails are so cute and fun!

    God bless,
    XO,Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  14. Your nails are perfect! I adore the pattern and what a fun giveaway!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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  15. Yum, that sounds like a fun afternoon to yourself. :) I really need to give myself a mani pedi this week! I looooove the black and white! I never leave my tape on long enough though.... #goals

    XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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    1. Yeah I'm not gonna lie, this was my second attempt because I didn't leave it on long enough the first time hehe

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  16. Your nails look amazing! And I love that they're inspired by ice cream haha. My favourite!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  17. Lovely post. Now I need to try this ice cream now lol

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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  18. oh wow, your nails look great :)

    http://lovelyattitude.com

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  19. Love how that nail polish turned out! I'm trying so hard not to eat any ice cream (diet problems, you know?), but I have a weakness when it comes to Strawberry or Maple Walnut flavours. It's impossible to say no to (esp. if you add in a waffle cone).

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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    1. Oh I'm a sucker for cones too. Hubs and I can never share ice creams because he likes his in a cup and I like mine in a cone lol

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