Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pizza Nails

I have pizza on the brain. I'm working on an article about pizza for my job, so every day for the last week I've had this huge craving for pizza. I sent the hubby to Z Pizza earlier this week for a pear gorgonzola rustica pizza (which was beyond delish, by the way), but right now I just can't get enough of it.

So, of course I decided the best way to get it out of my system was to do some nail art. My all-time favorite pizza since I was a kid has been pepperoni, black olives and mushrooms (I know, kind of a gross combo, but soooo good). Since I don't have the right colors for mushrooms, I decided to swap them out for green peppers to add some contrast.

I started with a neutral base of OPI My Vampire is Buff, but even with its yellow tint it wasn't quite the right color. I layered it with a light coat of OPI Up Front & Personal, which is a shimmery sheer gold that added just the right amount of sparkle and pizzazz. It's not quite the yellow of oily, greasy cheese, but I'm not a yellow person so this is actually better. Using a dotting tool, I added uneven dollops of Sally Hansen Hollywood Scarlet for the sauce. For the crust, I mixed a dab of Sinful Colors Black on Black with China Glaze Mahogany Magic to make this muddy brown and applied it with a striping brush. this part was a bit messy, so I ended up having to do a lot of clean-up.

My topics consist of OPI Big Apple Red pepperonis (applied with a large dotting tool), Don't Mess With OPI green peppers and Sinful Colors Black on Black olive pieces.

It doesn't quite make me hungry looking at them, but I was pretty happy with how they turned out. An ode to pizza is enough to make any girl smile.


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    1. haha, thanks! I've had pizza about four times this week plus did these nails, so hopefully I can move on to nail art that doesn't have a food theme :)