This nail art was brought to you by earlier delusions about how much nail art I could paint this month. Hence I combined a panda prompt from a challenge I’m definitely not completing with a prompt from the glamnailschallenge for cocktail. It was this or do something with shrimp because that’s what I think about when I hear cocktail. Oh, the tasty shrimpies…🤤
Nevertheless, I did a search for panda cocktails and found a drink invented by Micah Melton called Zombie Panda. It combines raspberry flavors with lychee (plus other things) and I would really like to try this drink, but it requires paraphernalia I don’t have and Micah’s apparently in Chicago. Road trip in a future where travel is safer? For now I will have to be satisfied with cocktail nail art instead.
I’m pretty sure no pandas are included in the ingredients of the actual cocktail, but they make for cute accents in the nail art. Does the panda on my thumbnail look fall down drunk? Possibly that was the point of my placement, yes…
Now that I think about it, both panda stamping decals are basically horizontal to the ground. We’re all about safety here, folks. 😁
Nail art products used
- Base Polishes:
- Frankensteined “melon jelly” and Zombie Claw’s “Zombie Hemorrhage“
- Stamping Polishes:
- Maniology’s “Lime Pine“, Nicole Diary’s “NS13“, and UberChic’s “Pure Black“
- Advanced Stamping Polishes:
- Frankensteined “melon jelly“, Sinful Shine’s Kylie “Kween“, Smackers’ “Wickedly Stylish“, Zombie Claw’s “Zombie Hemorrhage“, and Zoya’s “Seraphina“
- Stamping Plates:
- Born Pretty “BP-166” (drink with straw), Harunouta “L012” (circle patterns), UberChic “Bottoms Up“ (“I have mixed drinks about feelings”, and liquid surface), and Winstonia “W407“ (pandas)
Really happy I got to use Zombie Claw’s “Zombie Hemorrhage” at last. It’s not only gorgeous but fit the theme of this nail art even more. Gah. It’s so close to neon without being it, which is the perfect kind of neon for my skin tone.
I used all sorts of circle background patterns because the Zombie Panda cocktail is made with these raspberry sphere-molded ice cubes. It sounds really cool, but then it also feels like half the flavor of the drink is locked into ice that you have to wait to melt. I could totally see myself making this drink and just mixing extra of the liquid part and refilling my glass like…😎 until all the ice is gone.
It’s important to not be wasteful. Okay? 😝
(Realistically the drink was probably overloaded with ice for the photo because it looked cooler. That’s my best guess.)
Nice bold nail art, so no surprise that the design stays strong at a distance.
Thanks for putting up with my post on a drink I haven’t even tried (yet)! Until next time, friends! 🙋♀️