Birthday Cupcake Nail Art!

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Hello polished world!  How are you today?  I'm happy for two reasons.  One, it's Friday, and two, it's my birthday weekend!!!  Now, I'm not a huge birthday person.  As I've gotten older, they just seem like another day.  I'm perfectly content to go out, get some ice cream, and be home by 10pm and in bed by 11pm.  I swear, I'm still in my 20s and not my 80s.

Even though I'm not a very boring when it comes to my birthday, I don't pass up the opportunity to paint my nails for the occasion.  For the last two years,  I did cute little cupcake nails, and since I'm a creature of habit this year is no different.  I did switch it up though, and instead of doing a cupcake accent, I decided to paint all ten of my nails with the same design!

Since I couldn't pick a single color to be the wrapper, I decided to skittle my nails and do a bunch of different colored ones!  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Blue
    • Sinful Colors - Blue Lucite, OPI - Can't Find My Czechbook
  • Orange
    • Sinful Colors - Orange Cream, Sally Hansen - Peachy Breezy
  • Purple
    • OPI - You're Such a Budapest, NYC New York Color - Jacaranda Flower
  • Green
    • Orly - Gumdrop, NYC New York Color - Amazon Green
  • Pink
    • Zoya - Kitridge, Zoya - Rooney
  • Cupcake Details
    • Orly - French Tip White and Instant Artist White
    • Sinful Colors - Pride
    • Sally Hansen - Red My Lips
Whew, lots of polishes!  Although when I was doing the look, it honestly didn't feel like it!  To get the look, I started off doing a normal clear base coat on all my nails.  Then I took the lighter of the two colors and painted the lower half of my nail.  For each color I did this twice to make sure the color was really opaque.  Once they were dried, I took a nail art brush and the darker color and painted 5 lines down each of the nail.

Then comes the fun part, the frosting top!  I used a dotting tool and some white polish and along the colored edge I added dots across the nail.  Then with my nail art striper, I created the rounded tops then filled in each one.  I then dabbed on the Sinful Colors glitter for the sprinkles, then added a dot for the cherries!  Added a top coat and admired my work!

Amazon Green sadly bled a little through the white on the ring finger, but what can you do.  It's not too visible in the photos which is a good thing.  I'm sure if I never mentioned it no one would know.  I'm super happy that I used the glitter for the sprinkles.  I love how they look.

What do you think?  Liking these cupcake nails?!

Have a great weekend everyone!  Until next time, <3.

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