rough with a little fairy dust on top.
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What you’ll need:
- fingernail polish
- clean nails
- toothpicks (optional)
What to do:
1. First, choose what colors you want your “cupcakes” to be. You’ll need a few colors to make them pretty and playful. For mine, I used a base (cupcake tin) of a really bright pink and a shadow of a darker pink (for the stripes). I also used a sheer gold over the cupcake tin for a shimmer. For the “frosting,” I used a pearly white color. For the “sprinkles” I used a variety of bright colors (orange, green, gold, and blue) and for the “cherry on top” I used a bright red.
2. Once you have your colors picked out, start by painting your entire nail with your base color. Remember, this will be the color of your “cupcake tin.” Let that dry.
3. Paint your stripes on your “cupcake tin.” It looks best to use the same color as your base only a few shades darker (or lighter). Paint the stripes about halfway up your nail.
4. (Optional) Go over the bottom half of your nail (up to the stripes line) with a (gold) shimmer; just something to make it shiny.
5. Now it’s time for the “frosting” (the good stuff), Just apply your “frosting” color on the top half of your nail. Don’t smooth it out too much. You may have to paint a few coats if it goes on too lightly. I only used one coat for mine, however. Let it dry.
6. Paint on the “sprinkles.” I just used the edge of my brush for this. You can use a toothpick or something else if you find that is easier. Just go through all your “sprinkle” colors and paint a few here and there on your “frosting.”
7. Paint the cherry. Again, you can use a toothpick or (like I did) the edge of your brush. Just dab a little round “cherry” on the top of your nail in the middle. Don’t spread it out too much. Let it dry.
8. Apply a clear top coat over your entire nail to set and make it really shiny!
There you have it! Pretty, colorful nails that look good enough to eat :) You can paint ALL of your fingernails this way OR only one or two for a dramatic effect that will really make them “pop.”
Experiment with colors and have some fun! :)