31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 23: Nails Inspired By Nature

I had absolutely no idea what to do for today’s challenge. I mean, nails inspired by nature? I am a city girl through and through and the closest I get to “nature” is the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland. Nicole and I were talking about this challenge yesterday and she mentioned that she thought of not painting her nails at all and showing us her “natural” nails and calling that her interpretation of nature. hahaha! I got so annoyed with today’s challenge that I waited until the last possible second to do them. Unfortunately, my nails ended up looking craptastic for various reasons. First of all, let me show you the polish I used as my base color:

Jessica Brown Sugar Swatch

Jessica Brown Sugar is from their Spicy Dream Fall Collection. It’s a red-based brown with a very distinct shimmer. I don’t really wear these types of browns because I don’t think they look to good on my skin tone, but I do like this polish because it’s just so different!

Then I decided to do some stamping and that is when it all went downhill.

First of all, I should have used a different polish to do the stamping because Essie The Cove Copper does not show up too well. I think this is a pretty old discontinued polish because the label looks different and it definitely smells different as well. I placed some red microbeads where the leaves appeared to have little bead shapes, but it just ended up looking weird. I was so annoyed with this overall mani that I took it off right away.

Now, in order to make up for such an atrocious manicure, I am sharing with you something that I made for our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow….

These are not just your ordinary deviled eggs; they are BACON CHEDDAR deviled eggs. These are so delicious that I defy anyone to have one and not have a foodgasm. They are basically traditional deviled eggs with some crumbled bacon and shredded sharp cheddar blended into the egg yolk/mayo mix. Whenever I make these, they literally disappear instantly. Yes, they are that good. I can’t wait until tomorrow so I can eat some of these babies up.The recipe is pretty standard but I know someone who hasn’t made deviled eggs would want to know. To tell you the truth, I eyeball all of the amounts so this is an approximation.

  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 bacon strips- cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

After you cook the eggs and peel them, cut them lengthwise and remove the yolks. Place all the yolks in a bowl and mash them up. Add the mayo and mustard until the mixture is creamy and well blended. Then mix in the cheese, crumbled bacon and black pepper. After this, I usually use a pastry bag to pipe the mixture back into the egg whites. If you don’t have a pastry bag, you an always just use a plastic bag and cut off a corner to make a small hole. Lastly, sprinkle the deviled eggs with paprika and bask in the glory of rave reviews that your dish will get.

Can we please just ignore my nails and focus on the food? That would make me happy. Do you have any special Thanksgiving plans for tomorrow?

20 thoughts on “31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 23: Nails Inspired By Nature

      1. I have a little bit of some bacon, don’t have cheese, so was thinking of making just a few as a snack later today for us. My fiance has had it before so I’m the only rock (coz that’s apparently where I’ve been all this time) who hasn’t had them. I can always just decrease the doses for the recipe for us. I think yes I am going to do that today!!! After the mall (to buy polish, ag i mean shop, AG i mean buy some essentials) then I’ll make them 😀

        LMAO ok they do look a tiny bit like poop but I prefer to think of it as melted milk choc… Gideon likes to call the only brown I have which is glittery, Twilight Poo… sadly I can’t even dispute it or call it milk choc… he’s right
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  1. The nails…hmm. Not a fan of that brown (it is kind of poopy), the stamp color isn’t quite strong enough to show, and the red beads look a little out-of-place to me since I can’t see the stamp that well. Meh…whaddyagonnado?
    The food, however, is a win, as always. I am quite the deviled egg purist, but I’d be willing to try these! 😉 More importantly: HOW have I not EVER thought about using a pastry bag/plastic bag??? I am an idiot, that’s why. God, that would save A LOT of time!

    1. Yeah, totally…nail fail. Oh well. At least the deviled eggs were good. hahaha Seriously…how do you add the egg mixture back into the egg whites without a pastry or plastic bag???? Do you just scoop it back in or what? When I make regular deviled eggs, I use a nice tip for the pastry bag so the mixture looks nice and pretty.

  2. On the mani, I like the color combination (even though the brown is a bit ‘poopish’ LOL) and the subtlety of the stamp. On the recipe, OMG I can’t wait to try this one! I have saved it to my trusty list of recipes to make ASAP. Thanks for sharing it!

    Leslie 🙂
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    1. I am sharing this artery clogging recipe with everyone and I swear it is delicious. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. 🙂

      Yes, we all agree the polish is a bit poopy on me. lol

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