Monday, April 23, 2012

Autism Awareness Gumball Nails

I think these nails are the perfect end to autism awareness month. I must say that I am a little saddened that this is the last full week of April, because I will miss this challenge. It really was a challenge trying to come up with different ideas each week, and one design didn’t come out as I had hoped (see end of post). I’m sure I will be doing more autism nails next year.



Again, most people would just believe that these nails are ordinary dots, but the idea came from the traditional autism awareness colors. No, this was not inspired by Wonder bread. I thought that it looked a lot like Wonder bread until I added the light blue. Now it’s not too bad…


I used Red Red from Wet n Wild, French Kiss from Pure Ice, Mellow Yellow and Blew Me Away from Sally Hansen.

Here are my failed nails:


I suppose they don’t look that bad in the photo, but they were not satisfying to me at all. I had to add a ton of layers to make it opaque, but that didn’t work very well anyway. After all of the layers it bubbled up a lot, especially at the very tips.

I’m liking my new nail length. They’re so… fresh? They’re also super square now, which I love!


  1. i love the "failed" nails! they are so pretty. Bubbling drives me mad those so I understand why you got rid of this one.

    I have no idea what wonder bread is :P they look great though!

    1. Thank you very much! I think if I ever decided to do the failed nails again I would use super opaque polishes.

      Wonder bread is just a brand of store bought bread, and its logo looks similar to my nails (unfortunately).

  2. I love both of these designs a lot!!! So much infact, I would like to bestow you with an award! Here's the link and the instructions! Congrats!


  3. I love these designs!! and I love the colors@@@@@@
    so bright and fun!!!!!!!

    1. Thank you! I also love these colors. I love Autism Awareness month because I know a little girl with autism, and nails are a great and simple way to show support :)