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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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