Friday, July 26, 2013

Nail Art: Cupcake Nails

To continue the celebration, I decided to wear it on my nails! Check out these simple Cupcake Nails below. The best part is that these cupcakes have no calories so they are completely guilt free!

Here is what they look like:




Here is what I used:




 - 2 Background Colors (Purple & Blue (not pictured))
 - Pink, White, & Red Migi Nail Art pens
 - Base coat
 - Top coat
 - Drip Dry Nail Dryer (OPI)


Step 1:  First as always I paint my nails with 2 thin layers of base coat. (Shown above)


 
 
Step 2: I pick one of the colors and alternate nails. With this I paint another 2 thin layers of color over the base coat. It's important to keep these thin because 1) the polish will dry faster and 2) it will make painting the design on your nail easier.
 
 
 
 
 Step 3: Paint the other color the same way you did in step 2.
 
 
 
 
Step 4: To make the bottom of the cupcake, take the pink nail pen and make an upside down trapezoid. Make sure that your nails are dry and you only do it on top of the background color because you may dig into the bottom color. Let it dry or wait at least 5 minutes before the next step.
 
 
 
 
Step 5: It's frosting time! Once the pink has mostly dried, frost your cupcakes by making a dome over the pink with the white nail pen. Carefully fill it in. Let this dry as much as you can (at least 5 - 10 minutes if you don't have a nail dryer. Because this is a little thicker than the other layers, you want to give it time or else it will mix with your cherry.
 
  
 
 
 Step 6: Add the cherries! Using the red nail pen, make a dot over the white. Starting at the cuticle, I placed 2 drops of the Drip Dry on each nail. To give it some extra time to dry I watched an episode of one my favorite shows just to be sure. Lightly paint a layer of top coat over your nails to be careful that you don't streak it. I ended up letting it dry overnight (I fell asleep!). But then I painted the top coat and voila! Cupcake nails!
 
 
 You can play with the colors anyway you like, add sprinkles or  get more detailed with your cupcake bottom. The world is your cupcake!


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