Monday, November 21, 2011

NAIL TUTORIAL: CUPCAKE NAILS

Hey girls,
I have another nail tutorial for you and this one is how to get super cute cupcake nails. This was my first attempt so please excuse all of the mistakes i made but hopefully you can get the idea.
Step #1: Prepare your nails. Buff, shape and shine however you like to. Paint on your favourite base coat, nail hardener or whatever you like to put on your nails before you put polish on. This step is completely up to your personal preference.
Step #2: Apply a different colour to each nail. Paint as many coats on as you need to get a good solid colour. I'm using pastel colours because they remind me of cupcakes.
 Peachy coral for my middle finger, butter london "Trout Pout".
This beauty pastel peach kind of reminds me of salmon but i love that about it and the best part is that it goes on super smooth, precise and pigmented. I only need one coat to give me a solid colour but it's pretty expensive and retails for $22!

 Pastel yellow for my pinky, BYS "Bright Lights".
I love this colour because it is the first yellow i have find that is a perfect pastel milky yellow and doesn't look gross or streaky on the nails like OPI "Need Sunglass" and "The It Colour". All BYS nail polishes are only $4 so it is an absolute steal to find such and affordable but amazing colour.

 Baby blue for my index finger, OPI "No Room For The Blues".
I used this gorgeous pastel blue in my last tutorial and i am absolutley obsessed with this colour! So in for Spring and it's versatility is unbelievable. All OPI polishes are $20.

Milky green for my ring finger, OPI "Gargantuan Green Grape".
This is a great variation of a mint polish which was huge last Spring, it's a bit lighter and less teal than the true minty colours so it's a great milky pastel which reminds me so much of cupcakes. All OPI polishes are $20.

Candy floss pink for my thumb, OPI "Shorts Story".
This colour is probably my favourite that i used for this tutorial. A fun bubblegum pink thats really girly and gets me back in touch with the days i used to play with Barbies but is still very mature and wearable. All OPI polishes are $20.

Step #3: Using a white nail polish, create "icing" on the tips of your nails. Try applying the polish on in 3 strokes, creating what looks like cupcake frosting.
 The white i used to create the icing is OPI "Alpine Snow".

Step #4: Decorate your cupcakes any way you like. I added sprinkles, a cherry and white/silver glitter lines to create the look of cupcake papers.
 I used OPI "Big Apple Red" to create a dot at the top of my nail to look like a cherry.
 I used OPI "Apline Snow" to draw the lines which ressemble cupcake wrappers and then used Rimmel "Your Majesty" over the top to give some silver glitter.


Finish off with a top coat and your done! I hope you girls liked this really cute cupcake tutorial! If you have any suggestions for my next nail tutorial please tell me in a comment below!

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Jordy's Spot said...

@Anon
Hey,
Thanks for pointing out there was a problem!!! It was to do with some images i used that made the post history not be able to be seen. Anyways, fixed now :) xx