Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bubble Tea

My friend Chelsea of Pretty and Polished has some AMAZING custom made nail polishes. She's so talented. I purchased a few of her lovely creations recently. I present Pretty and Polished Bubble Tea!

I added a bit of nail art to the ring finger. It's bubble tea! Have you ever had bubble tea? It's a yummy drink from Japan that can be flavored really however you like it, and at the bottom of the drink there are pearls of gummy tapioca. It's fun and delicious.

Here is Bubble Tea on it's own. It's a luscious pale green with tiny shimmer and scattered medium black hex glitter. They just sort of float in the polish the way the tapioca pearls float around in bubble tea before settling at the bottom. 

I used green, yellow, black, and white acrylic paints to make the artwork on the ring finger. I started with a yellow green line for the straw.

Mixing black and white into the yellow-green, I added shading on either side of the straw to give it dimension. 

Next I added black circles (or lumps, they aren't really great circles) to represent the tapioca pearls in the bubble tea. 

Finally I added highlights with white to each little pearl to make them seem shiny and fat. I topcoated with Seche Vite and that's it! Have you ever tried bubble tea? What's your favorite flavor?

14 comments:

  1. You're lucky your so cute otherwise I could really dislike you Michelle! You are SO freaking talented! This is cute as hell!!!!!!!!

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks Laurie! Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. LOL

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  2. Super adorable! I love bubble tea! I always go for the plain milk tea or milk tea with a scoop of ice cream - yummy! :D

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    1. Ooo, that sounds like a delicious combo. I've never heard of putting ice cream in tea but it is a WONDERFUL idea!

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  3. This is cute! I've never had bubble tea. But it sounds fun!

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    1. Thanks Helga! If you get a chance you should try it. It's tasty.

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  4. My kids love bubble tea! They get it every time they go visit their Auntie!! Super cute nails!

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    1. Thanks! I always buy bubble tea whenever I can find it. I even tried buying my own tapioca pearls once to make it on my own. Big FAIL. Ha ha!

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  5. omg i'm totally craving some boba now. i LOVE that stuff!

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    1. Yum yum boba tea. I usually get mango flavor.

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  6. I love bubble tea <3 <3 this naildesign is very cool

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    1. Thanks so much! Bubble Tea is delicious. :)

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