Yep. Those are little skull candies. Have you ever googled "Skull candy" and tried to find actual candy and not a set of headphones? I have. It's a tough challenge. On the flip side, "Candy skull" yields Mexican sugar skulls. So I just did my own thang.
The yellow, pink and blue are all China Glaze - Happy Go Lucky, Dance Baby and Bahamian Escape. I started with two coats of China Glaze White On White just on my ring finger for the gradient and my pointer for the yellow. I only just got Happy Go Lucky and wasn't sure what it was going to do. It's such a gorgeous lemon yellow and it actually applies really well!
I did the little skull candies with a tiny dotting tool. I blocked the shapes in using the respective colour mixed with some China Glaze Concrete Catwalk. Then dotted inside that with the original colour before painting the features on using a striping brush and the colour/Concrete Catwalk mixture.
I mixed the colours with white to add the dots. The little stars are stamped from Bundle Monster plate BM 307. I just applied Konad Special Polish in White to the plate, mixed a bit of the colour in using a dotting tool, and then scraped and stamped as usual.
The banner image at the top of this blog does promise some cats. So here's some cat. This is my boy Sam (Samuel Goodbear) being "affectionate", aka chewing on my thumb. Look how big his kitty foot is! I don't have small hands. He's actually just a lion.
I'm kind of sad this challenge is nearly over. Just one more to go - I have to pick my favourite mani from another challenger and recreate it! That's going to be tough. There are a lot I really like.
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