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Cupcake nails to Topical Fruity

23 Jan

My second attempt to Cupcake Nails! And yes, it was ANOTHER failed attempt- from Cupcakes to Fruits! 😦

If you haven’t seen my previous blog post on my first attempt to get Cupcake Nails, here it is: https://alldayeverydayness.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/from-cupcakes-to-penguinies/

But it turned out nice in the end. So yeah, it’s just love!

Basically I started out with my base coat: Green Metallic polish. Then I did my white snowy frosting for my supposedly ‘Cupcakes’. Here is a picture of my nails in the process:

Base coat and white frosting!

So after applying the most tedious part- the frosting, next is my most favorite part: adding the cherries and sprinkles! Not only it’s super easy, it’s really fun to add the dots on the nails!

I used luminous orange polish for my cherries, as I do not have red polish. Orange polish does the job too! 🙂

Orange cherries on my 'Cupcakes'

 After the cherries, it’s sprinkles time! I used blue metallic nail polish as sprinkles. I wanted to used a few colours, but was a little lazy. 😛 So if you like colours (I’m sure everyone does),you may want to improvise by add more colours to your Cupcakes. However, using just a single colour for the sprinkles is still AMAZING!

Blue sprinkles!

After the sprinkles, don’t forget the top coat to make your freshly ‘baked’ ‘Cupcakes’ or Fruits (in my case), look super glossy! Here are some pictures of my final product! With love:

Cupcakes turned Fruits

After having done my left finger nails, my first though was, ” Cupcakes? Hmmmm, I don’t think so, more like poisonous fruits from a faraway land!” 😦

I took a snap and picture texted my BFF, and here is what she replied.

Screenshot conversation between me and BFF

BFF thinks it’s like a kiwi! It’s probably because of the blue sprinkles! Haha! What do you pretty girls think of it? Do you think it’s some kind of fruit too? Leave me a comment, and start working on your Cupcake Nails too! It’s really fun.

Post me pictures after you attempt, I would really love to see them! ❤

If you are wondering what I used to make the sprinkles and the cherries. Well, I used toothpicks, if you have a dotting tool, then that’s great! But if not, toothpicks work just as well.

Just a little tip from me to you: When using toothpicks, be sure to snip off a small bit of the sharp edge- this will give you nice circular dots.

Here are the polishes I used for this fruity nail creation!

Left: Metallic Green (base coat) Right: Snowy White (frosting)

Left: Luminous Orange (Cherries) Right: Metallic Blue (Sprinkles)

Top coat to get the perfect shine!

So that’s it for now! Hope you had fun with you nail creation!

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From Cupcakes to Penguinies ?

8 Jan

So I was recently introduced to this nail tutorial- designing cute cupcakes on your nails! Pretty exciting right? After watching, I was so determined to try it out the very next day!

My idea was to get cupcakes by the end of my DIY manicure, like duh. So…

Polishes I used:

  • Luminous pink polish -as the base coat;
  •  Snow white nail polish -as the ‘frosting’ of the ‘cupcakes’;
  • Luminous orange polish -as the ‘cherries’ on the ‘cupcake’;
  • Dark purple polish- as the sweet ‘toppings’ on the ‘cupcakes’
  • Top coat- to make your nails shine! ❤
The polishes I used were bought from SASA. They sell polishes at really reasonable prices!

Left: base coat, Right: white frosting

Left: orange 'cherries', Right: purple 'toppings'

Top coat as finishing

You might wondering from the pictures above, ‘ Where in the world are the cupcake nails?’

Initially, my idea was to add blue and green polish after the purple polish, but as soon as I have completed 2 dots of purple on each nail, cute penguinies emerged! My cute penguinies were accidentally born! My cupcakes turned into penguins! It was so hilarious!

I send a picture text to my bestie, straight after my right mani was done, and she said if the base coat I used were black, it will be so much like a PENGUIN!

So if you pretty ladies want to try out this accidental penguiny surprise, you might want to change my initial luminous pink base coat to a black one. It will just be perfect! ❤

If you do not have a dotting tool to get pretty nice dots on your nails, then you might want to use a toothpick! I used a toothpick to do the ‘eyes’ of the penguins, and the end product ain’t that bad.

So, if you are using a toothpick, here’s a little tip. Before dipping the toothpick into the polish,  REMEMBER TO SNIP OFF A SMALL PORTION OF THE TOP OF THE TOOTHPICK TO GET A ROUNDER SURFACE.You will definitely get really nice round penguiny eyes!

And so this is my epic failure to get cupcake nail. But I’m happy to get penguins too! So, it’s a win-win for me! I will definitely try to get cupcakes next time! Until then, here are some penguinies for you:

My first attempt, so my penguinies look disfigured!

Penguinies on my right hand, with 1 poor penguiny! 😦

 

My left hand of penguinies

This is the video I was watching that inspired me to get cupcake nails! So if you are interested ( I’m sure you are) in how the real cupcakes should look like, you might want to check her out! It’s really cute!

Do leave a comment if you have attempted with this nail art, and let me know if you can get the cupcakes or penguinies that you want! ❤

 

 

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