Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Pick 'N Mix: Liquorice Allsorts Ikat

Hello there you fine folks!! I haven't done a pick n' mix in a while so now is the time to amend that. I wanted to be all clever and make pick 'n mix work in the sense of nail skittles and for sweets you can get at a pick 'n mix.
Is pick 'n mix a worldwide thing? Where you get a little bag and pick the various different kinds of sweets you want and pay by the weight. I'm game for anything food related. Though I was not inspired by the patterns on the sweets so I decided to put the colours into an ikat design. But you can still see the liquorice resemblance!!

I like the ikat design because it is edgy, here are the actual sweets so you can see where I'm coming from with this design. I also like those colours together. On my accent nail I used the colours of the blue and pink sweets (the ones with the little balls covering it?) to give a little variation.

From talking to people I found that people don't like liquorice, I am not in that party. I will be that person who eats all the liquorice cause no one else likes it. I much prefer liquorice allsorts to dolly mixture, it just tastes better and more punchy. Also the colours in liquorice allsorts are brighter, I'm just attracted to bright colours. That said I haven't eaten liquorice in AGES, that should be amended soon.

Pink: Orly - Basket Case
Yellow: Rimmel - Sunshine
Orange: Essie - Fear Or Desire
White: Barry M - Matt White
Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
Green: Barry M - Mint Green
Blue: Color Club - Sky High
Sometimes it shifted to purple under the black and pink and it looked fab.
Pink and Black glitter: Barry M - Ruby

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day!!! :)


  1. AHHHHHHH STUPID GOOGLE. DELETED MY COMMENT! Ah, at least that's what I think. *sigh*

    Anyway, I love this mani! And I was seeing more of licorice rather than ikat inspired!! :D Hehe! But I suppose this just says how well these two goes together! ♥ Personally, am not a fan of licorice, but I can appreciate the wonderful colours it has! :)

    1. Google has been making lots of crazy changes as of late :/
      Thank you very much!! :) And that's good, I was definitely thinking it was more ikat than liquorice. I do enjoy the pairing of the two. The colours of liquorice are great, I appreciate bright colours for anything. Hahaha in a party situation I would eat your liquorice :P :P

  2. These look gorgeous! I love the bright colors, and I love the ikat effect :)

    1. Thank you!!! :D I too am a lover of the brights (if you couldn't tell :P) and the ikat print, it's really cool!! :)