A macaron manicure for Zumbaron Day 2012

On Saturday morning Anita, her fiance S and I headed to The Star for Zumbaron Day. It was the first Zumbaron Day for both of us so we were both very very excited of course haha. Zumbaron Day (previously Macaron Day) is held once a year to celebrate Adriano Zumbo's birthday and when 60 something unique and wonderful macaron flavours are available. S very kindly drove us which meant we got there at about 7:30am and thankfully we were one of the first there yay! We were expecting a crazy line but even by the time they opened the doors after 8am the line still wasn't too crazy . Adriano Zumbo tweeted a pic of the line at The Star - can you spot Anita and I in the pic??!! (hint we're on our phones LOL)

For my international ladies, Adriano Zumbo is a patisser extraordinaire and comes up with some AH-MAZING creations with macarons being one of his most famous. His cakes and macarons are definitely out there with macaron flavours that have included pigs blood, beetroot and raspberry and mango and sweet corn. All his creations are like works of art! You can peep a post I did a few years back here.

Before I show you my macaron haul I thought I'd show you the mani I've had on over the weekend. Of course I had to do a mani for Zumbaron day so I went with a macaron accent!

What I used:

Pinky: I used 2 coats of Hello Darling Hopelessly Devoted* and used Kiss nail art paint striper in white to draw vertical lines.

Ring finger: MACARONS!!! I used 2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow as my base and freehanded the macarons using a small nail art brush. For the chocolate macaron I used Canmake Colorful Nails 54 (Chocolate Syrup) for the cookies and Ulta 3 chocolate cake for the filling; raspberry macaron I used BYS Pink with a Punch for the cookies and Hello Darling Hopelessly Devoted* for the filling; pistachio macaron I used Hello Darling Mint Slice* for the cookies and Essence Lime Up! for the filling and blueberry macaron I used Hello Darling The First Corsage* for the cookies and China Glaze Grape Pop for the filling. PHEW!

Middle finger: I used 3 coats of Nails Inc. Sweets Way.

Index finger: I used 2 coats of Face of Australia Once in a Blue Moon*.

Thumb: I used 2 coats of Hello Darling Hopelessly Devoted* and stamped full polka dot image from Konad plate m79 using Konad Special polish in white.

Onto Zumbaron Day! Below is the order form with the list of flavours available this year. 62 awesome flavours!! It was so hard to choose which ones to get because obviously I would have loved to try them all but I had to limit myself.

My haul!! Obviously it wasn't all for me though lol. I got 24 macarons in total which included 4 of the made to order Zumbarons only available at the Star and also a slice of the infamous V8 cake. Cola is my favourite flavour of all time and I enjoyed the fried donut, fried chicken, redskin and palm sugar & coconut ones the most. Kimchi was sooooo weird and vegemite tasted a bit odd too!

The made to order ones I hauled (clockwise from top left): custard fritter, pork belly, fried donut and fried chicken. These were amazing! They were double the price of the other macarons though which they didn't advertise but considering how cool they were it was all good haha.

I'll leave you with some macaron porn from the day xp

All in all it was fantastic morning and I am all macaron-ed out now haha. It certainly won't be my last Zumbaron Day!! I hope you all had a great weekend! Are you a fan of macarons too?

* Product(s) provided to me for consideration but this in no way influenced my review in any way. As always, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My Disclosure Policy can be viewed here.


  1. Omg what a cute mani! Perfect for the day indeed! I am so envious, so many macarons and they all look delicious!!!

  2. OH! That's alot of macaroons! They all look amazingly tasty

    Jazz x

  3. ooooohh i love these nails!!! the one with macarons e the one with pink stripes are so cute!!

  4. Oh my goooooood hun! So jel! This looks amazing Chelle :) am I reading those flavours correctly? Pork belly? Vegemite?! Hamburger?! Lol! So intrigued! :D

    Aysh xox

  5. I can't get over how cute this mani is! I think its super well done :3 And my god I LOVE macarons, I wish I knew where to get some in my area :(

  6. I love Adriano Zumbo! His macarons are so good, and he follows/tweets me on twitter!! haha I feel so cool, but your nails AND your sweets haul look divine!

  7. Absolutely chic-ilcious looking nails! You are so creative:-)

  8. your nails look amazing! i'm impressed with your dedication to macarons! :)

  9. oh my god the mini macarons on your nail are SOOO CUTE!!!

    i never knew what zumbaron day was! kept seeing people talking about it and im like what is this?! thankyou for clarifying it in the post, lol!

  10. OMG CHEEEELLLLLEEE share!!! Send some my way! The macaroons out here aren't exotic like at all!

    Those nails look so adorable with the little macaroons on them!

  11. Such a brilliant celebration, I love the crazy flavours and your macaron nails are so sweet!

  12. I can't believe I missed out!!! I have to go next year!

  13. Dammit dammit dammit I have been wanting to go to Zumbaron day for about 3 years now...but I thought it was in November...oh well, probably best as I would have spent $100 on macarons!

    BTW your nails look absoltuely figgin amazing. I like the freehand macaron one best!

  14. my eyes just drooled. lurrvleh photos! i would have been overwhelemed by all the flavours to choose from ahah xo

  15. Beautiful nail art:). I really need to visit his cafe when we're in Sydney in the next couple of weeks!

  16. Yummy looking macaroons and yummy looking nails. Enough make you want to start biting them!


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