Fairy Floss 2.0
I love the Ekka. It’s the only time of the year when it’s okay to act like a little kid. For those who aren’t local, the Ekka is the Royal Brisbane Show, otherwise known as the Exhibition. I don’t know what psychotic chap decided ‘Ekka’ was short for ‘Exhibition’, but I suppose that’s really beside the point. Just imagine a big, fun carnival.
One Ekka tradition is the consumption of copious amounts of concentrated sugar. In other words: fairy floss.
I know I’ve already done a fairy floss manicure, and trust me, you’ll never get me within ten feet of the real stuff, but my friend Sarah is obsessed with the artery-clogging, sticky treat, and requested this nail art for herself on our trip to the Ekka.
How could I refuse?
The colours are sponged on, one: to achieve the gradient-ish look, and two: to give the colours a softer look. It’s supposed to be spun sugar, after all!
And what’s a sugary look without glitter? Ah yes, my dear friend glitter.
I didn’t have the luxury of going out to buy the appropriate colours, so I had to make do with what I had in my collection. Not to mention I didn’t have a stockpile of fairy floss at my disposal to attempt to match colours.
I think I did a pretty good job in selecting colours, yes?
Posted on August 12, 2012, in Festive, Food, Glitter, Gradient and tagged carnival, ekka, Fairy Floss, Fairy Floss 2.0, glitter, Mish's Nail Art, nail art, nail art blog, sugar. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.