Monday, August 30, 2010

And the Winners Are...

The nail art contest officially ended last night. I want to thank those of you who entered, there were only a handful of you, but I appreciate you checking it out, and I hope you'll look at the nail art store (which will be up sometime this week). So without further ado, the winners are:

For the Pink Leopard set:

Congratulations Fuyume!!! (

You have won the set of Pink Leopard nails!

For the Fairy Lights set:

Congratulations Linda!!! (

You have won the set off "Fairy Lights" nails!

I will be sending e-mails to the winners, letting them know that they won. The winners were selected by the list randomizer on

Thanks so much for entering, and keep reading Bonbon de Sucre for more updates and the opening of my nail art store!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Don't Forget To Enter The Giveaway!!!

I just wanted to remind everyone of my nail art giveaway!!! It's on my post here. There are a couple weeks left, but I thought a reminder couldn't hurt. I'm really excited about all the nails I've been working on, and I can't wait for people to be able to try them!!! If you don't wear nails yourself, it would be awesome if you spread the word to your nail wearing friends, tweet it, whatever. Don't miss your chance to enter!!! Thanks so much!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Nail art giveaway!

Hello to those of you who are still there! I have been a way for a while, but I've been a busy little bee! I've been working on a ton of nail art, and I'm pleased to announce that I am going to be opening a nail art store! I will be selling directly from my blog via paypal to begin with, but I might open an etsy store in the near future. I'd like opinions from you though. Do you prefer direct sale, or buying from somewhere like etsy?
To celebrate, and to give my readers a chance to sample the wares before they go on sale, I'm giving away 2 sets of my nails!

Each set comes with 10 different sizes so that you can find the perfect fit.

Set #1: Pink Leopard

A close up:

Set #2: Fairy Lights (lavender and mint)

A close up:

Here are the contest rules:

1) You have to be a follower of Bonbon de Sucre
2) Post a comment, with your name and e-mail,
telling me what you would like to see more of from Bonbon de Sucre, and what kind of nails you like (simple,OTT, long, short, colors, sweets, fruit, etc). (2 entries)
3) You will get two entries, one for each set of nails. If you wish, you can ask for both entries to go toward one particular set. Otherwise, one entry will go toward each set
4) You can get additional entries from posting a blog entry linking to my contest, tweeting about it, putting it on facebook, or myspace. (2 entries each). Post the links in a comment.
5) The contest will close on August 29th at midnight, eastern time.

Thanks so much for reading! The store will open soon, and I hope you all like it!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm back!

Hello to everyone who is still reading after all this time! Sorry I've been MIA for a while, I've been doing a lot of work in my mom's art gallery, as well as working on some projects of my own. I finished the gothic lolita jsk and underskirt I've been working on. I'll post pics soon, I need to get all dolled up for it and do a photo shoot, I want some good pics to show. I've also been getting really into deco, it's so much fun, I just want to deco everything! Deco nails are my favorite, and I never wore fake nails before but I've gotten used to them because they are really cute. I've been perfecting my deco nails, and you will hear more about that soon! I just wanted to say a quick hello to everyone, and let you know that there are some exciting new things coming to Bonbon de Sucre. Also, I'm finally on twitter! You can link from the widget on the sidebar, so please follow Bonbon for special updates!

Disclaimer: the pic is not mine, I found it here, so credit goes to this person.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cute Giveaway from a fellow blogger!

The blog A Sweet Lolita In Debt is giving away some really cute rings. You just have to check out the blog here and follow the instructions for entering. You can get an extra entry for blogging, tweeting, or posting a facebook message about it!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Nail deco and Gothic Lolita project

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted! I honestly haven't really had that much to post. I've been working on some crafty things lately, and I want to share.
I made my first pair of deco nails. I have to mention and thank Violet LeBeaux here, because she was my insiration to make deco nails. She makes such awesome nails, and I wanted to make a pair of my own. I made a pair that would match my blue skirt (The one I made for the Alice in Wonderland movie). I used pink, blue, and white for an OTT sweet look, with nail jewels and pearls. My theme was "Nummy cakes". Here they are:

I think that they turned out really cute, what do you think?

I have also started on a Gothic Lolita coordinate. Since my first piece was sweet, I decided that I wanted something gothic. (Yes, that was my first Lolita garment. I have been interested in Lolita since around 2005, but I only recently got into wearing it). I love Sweet, Gothic, and Classic, as well as many other sub-styles, so I can't really pick one. I designed a jumperskirt with a back bustle, I always loved those. I'm using burgandy cotton fabric, with black lace and trim, and a black underskirt. It's two pieces, the burgandy jsk and a black underskirt. here's the design:

This is the front. I didn't have a burgandy pencil so I didn't color it in. The vertical lace goes down the bodice and the skirt. The horizontal stripes across the bodice are lace. There is also a row of lace on either side of the vertical lace. I will put bows where the vertical lace meets on the bodice and skirt, as well as where it meets the bottom row of lace. The straps will also have some thin lace on the edges. It seems like a lot, but I have some good quality lace and I think It will work without being lace monster-y. The bottom of the skirt has a small layer of ruffles.

The back is fairly self explanitory. Instead of going all the way around, the sides of the skirt will come up in the back, showing the tiered ruffles of the underskirt. The bodice is going to have back shirring, to get it on and off easily.

The underskirt is simple, a black gathered skirt with one row of ruffles in the front and many layers of ruffles in the back. The front of the jsk will cover the skirt, but obviously the back will not.

I've been modifying patterns and making mock-ups, mostly for the bodice, to fine tune it before I work on the real thing. I'm going to line the bodice, but probably not the skirt part. We'll see. I have finished the underskirt though! (Almost, upon finishing I realizing that the skirt rises up in the back because of all the ruffles, so I do need to add another row). Here are pics of it:


Back (Yay, ruffles!)

I decided to make the underskirt seperate, that way I can wear it by itself (with a blouse or cutsew) or under another dress.

I'll post an update on the Gothic Lolita dress project as soon as I have one. Sorry it's been so long since my last post, and thanks for bearing with me!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My pic in Sucrerie Magazine!

For those of you who have never heard of it, Sucrerie Magazine is an online magazine for/about Lolitas, specifically western lolitas. They have some really great atricles and features. They have recently converted to blog format, which is cool because they can put out articles whenever they want instead of having to have everything ready to go at once. It's a really good resource for western lolitas. They also do a feature called Western Lolita Style Watch, which showcases outfit snaps submitted by real lolitas. I submitted my outfit from the Alice in Wonderland movie, and they used it! I'm very excited! I worked hard on that outfit, especially the skirt, and I'm so happy to see it being showcased. Check it out here. I encourage you to submit your Lolita outfits too!