Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cupcake Nail

You should know my love of cupcakes. I love eating cupcakes, I love baking cupcakes, I love the smell of cupcakes, I love looking at cupcakes (they're just adorable), I love the happy feeling that comes with everything related to cupcakes, I love going to cupcakeries, I love things with cupcakes on 'em like blankets and towels and little bags. I love 'em. (That last part might have borrowed. Heehee.)

So, I obviously did not come up with this idea on my own. If you're not aware, there are various versions of these cupcakes nails. I didn't use one person as my inspiration because I've been seeing cupcake nails all over for a while. I didn't reference any one photo when I did them, I just went with what I wanted at the time.

Today is my friend's birthday. Actually, it's like 3 or 4 of my friend's birthdays, but I'm going out to dinner to celebrate with one of 'em! I went to her 21st birthday last year and did a version of this with super glittery nails and a little Bundle Monster stamped cupcake thing. I thought I was all talented when I used TWO colors on the BM plate and then I DREW on my own birthday candle and flame!! Well, I stepped it up this year!!

Cupcake Nails

Cupcake Nails

Cupcake Nails

2 coats Nubar Blue Hydrangea
1 coat Poshe

Cupcake Wrapper:
Light Purple is OPI Rumple's Wiggin'
Darker Purple is China Glaze Spontaneous
1 coat Poshe

Cupcake Frosting:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On
1 coat Poshe

Cupcake Sprinkles:
Pink is Orly Fancy Fuchsia
Green is OPI Gargantuan Green Grape
Yellow is China Glaze Lemon Fizz

Cupcake Cherry:
Maybelline Colorama in Cherry Pop

You don't see my index finger because I got a dig in it and I just tried to patch it because I don't have time to fix it... well, I kinda do, but I don't feel like it. It looks fine in real life, but my photos will really magnify how bad it looks.

This is the only nail I did. I used the "Angled Eyeliner Brush" from ELF (that cost like $1 at Target) for the wrapper and frosting. I used dotting tools for the cherry and sprinkles. I didn't do any other nails partly because of time, but moreso because trying to paint with my non-dominate hand is going to frustrate the goodness out of me and then I'll end up being late to dinner. So. One random nail it is. The sad part is I have to take this off by tomorrow because I haveta work. :(

**I'm using photos from flickr instead of uploading them via blogger. Please let me know how they come across on your screen (too large, too small, not centered, etc.)**


  1. I like the size of the photos. And what cute nails to show. I love this!

  2. so cute! I wish I had the patience (and skill!) to do this!

  3. Very adorable! Your cupcake nail art looks good enough to eat...hehe. :P

  4. @Kimberly
    Thanks for letting me know about the photo size :) And thank you for loving this!! Lol

    Thank you! And that's why I only did one nail lol. Maybe one day I'll feel inspired to do all of 'em!

    Thanks!! Gosh do I love cupcakes...

    Thank you as always! :)