Greetings! Today, I have not one but two fabulous Candy Drop Duos to share with you! These babies will be released this Friday, January 30th, at noon EST in both Drip Drop Nail Paint's and Candied Apple Polish's shops.
Top half: Birthday Bash Duo
Bottom Half: Box of Candy Drops Duo
All swatches are topped with the ever-fabulous Gem Glam Top Coat by Dream Polish. Now, let's get to some swatches!
First up is Candy Drop Throws a Birthday Bash! These two polishes were designed to celebrate the birthdays of the creators of Drip Drop Nail Paint and Candied Apple Polish, whose birthdays both fall in the month of January. This duo consists of the following:
"Dainty Desserts" - Drip Drop Nail Paint
"Cuppycakes and Sprankles" - Candied Apple Polish
assorted nail art studs from Alison of Candied Apple Polish
"Dainty Desserts" is a pretty bubblegum pink creme with a subtle holo shimmer that is not visible in the swatch above. Don't worry though, you can see it in the macro! Here I am wearing two smooth and easy coats. This pink is so delicate and girly!
Hello holo shimmer!
"Cuppycakes and Sprankles" is a fun pastel-leaning blue crelly filled with a rainbow assortment of metallic glitter in varying sizes and shapes. Here I am wearing two smooth and easy coats. The name is so fittings, as the glitter looks like sprinkles in a sea of blue frosting! Yum!
These colors just compliment each other so well that I had to create a few designs to bring them together!
This first look was inspired by the confetti and streamers one might see at a birthday bash. I used Twinkled T's sweet swirl vinyls to create perfect swirls of "Dainty Desserts" within "Cuppycakes and Sprankles."
Excuse me while I go die a little over how much I love these two polishes in swirl form.
The next look I created incorporated a few of the studs that Alison contributed to the duo in addition to "Cuppycakes and Sprankles." I paired the studs with some sideways chevron print using "Dainty Desserts" and Twinkled T's skinny chevron vinyls.
The second duo that will be released this Friday is the Box of Candy Drops Duo. This duo is Valentine's Day-inspired and consists of the following:
"Mint to Be" - Drip Drop Nail Paint
"Sweet Nothings" - Candied Apple Polish
an assortment of placement glitter from Jessica of Drip Drop Nail Paint that includes matte pink hearts, metallic red hearts, and holographic silver butterflies
an assortment of placement glitter from Alison of Candied Apple Polish that includes matte purple and holographic silver hearts
"Mint to Be" is a perfect mint-colored creme with a delicate holo shimmer that you cannot see in the swatch above, but you can see in the macro below. Here I am wearing three thin coats. There is just something so elegant about mint-colored polish, but the subtle shimmer really sets this beauty apart from other mint-colored polishes.
"Sweet Nothings" is a clear-based glitter topper filled with matte white hearts, metallic pink hex glitter, teal square glitter, micro holographic silver glitter, and translucent matte white hex glitter. Here I am wearing two dabbed coats over "Mint to Be." I left my bottle upside down for a few minutes prior to application as larger glitters often tend to settle toward the bottom. "Sweet Nothings" is so whimsical and perfect for those Valentine's Day manis!
Although I did not get a chance to use the adorable placement glitter that Jessica and Alison included in addition to "Mint to Be" and "Sweet Nothings," I did snap some sweet, sweet macros for you all:
Whether you are a prospective first-time buyer of a Candy Drop Duo or a full blown Candy Drop addict, these two duos have a little something for everyone! I love the vibrance and versatility of the Birthday Bash Duo, but I also love the elegant simplicity of the Box of Candy Drops Duo. Remember, these duos both release in limited quantities this Friday, January 30th, at noon EST, so don't forget to set an alarm!
You can purchase these duos in both Drip Drop Nail Paint's and Candied Apple Polish's shops:
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