Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tutorial for Cupcake nails

Heya lovelies!

How are you this Sunday? ♥

We've been packing our stuff like crazy, and I can't believe how close our move is already. I hope we get the keys ASAP, since I would love to get decorating already. ;)

I hope your weekend has been great - but maybe not as busy as ours :D

Today I really wanna show you this little tutorial for nail art - do you remember the Cupcake Nails I showed you a while back? Well, anyone who wants to make those, can do so with a little of this tutorial. :)

Let's get to it, shall we? ♥

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You'll need: Base coat, top coat, dotting tool (or two), brush for clean up, clear nail polish, glitter polish, two different shades of pink (or any other color) polishes, some nail art pens, white polish, micro beads/manicure caviar, rhinestones, and a tool to help you with placing the rhinestones.

Start (as you always should) with a base coat, and let it dry completely before doing anything else.

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Take out the pink polishes (or whichever colors you may choose), and start painting your nails as follows:

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Now, any nails you wanna have a cupcake on, only paint them halfway through, or little less, with the pink. We shall handle the top part on the next step. You can have a cupcake on as many nails as you wish, I went with just one this time.

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Paint the top half of the cupcake nail(s) with your glitter polish.

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Bust out your white polish and a nail art pen for the cupcake. The white will be your icing, so again, use any color you wish, I personally like the light shades best. The nail art pen is for the "cup" of the cupcake, to give it more dimension. This should be either a little darker or a little lighter than the cup, depending what kind of color you've chosen for the cup.

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With the nail art pen, draw few horizontal lines to the cup, to make it more detailed and dimensional. then take the white, and start creating the icing with three dots. These can be either identical or totally random, compared to each other, it's totally up to you.

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Next, connect the dots and paint a sort of half circle above them. Make sure there's no glitter polish showing through your frosting. You can also go creative, and make this any shape possible, but I think this is the easiest way.

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Take out your rhinestones and if possible, use the bright red ones. It's meant to be a cherry - but again, do like you feel best. Here's where you'll need the clear polish, it'll be the glue for the rhinestones. place a drop of clear polish on top of the cupcake, and place a rhinestone while the polish is still wet. Note! The white polish should be dry before you do this. ;)

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Now, take the caviar beads, and keep the clear polish in hand. This is without a question the trickiest part of the cupcake. Place some of the beads somewhere where you can easily pick them up individually. You might need a small brush or other tool to do this neatly. Working with one bead at a time, place a drop of clear polish with a dotting tool (toothpick works, too) to where you want your "sprinkles" to go. Do this with all the beads until you have enough details. I know this is time-consuming and tests your patience, but I think it's worth it.

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Decorate the rest of the nails as you wish - I went with stripes and rhinestones this time, and remember to clean up the edges. Finish off with the top coat to seal in your creation.

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And your finished nail art looks - at least for the cupcake - like this.

If you try this out, please link me your creations, as I love to see others' work. Also, please let me know what you think about the tutorial. And if there's any questions, I'm happy to answer them in the comments. ♥

That's all for now, I hope you liked this tutorial and found it at least a tiny bit helpful in any way. Have a nice Sunday, and also, have a fantastic start for your week tomorrow!

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

24 comments:

  1. Cute nails!
    xx
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  2. Adorable! I will definitely try these xx

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    1. You totally should, let me know when you do! ♥

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  3. absolutely gorgeous as usual .. xx !

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  4. You make it look so easy. I definitely need to try this for myself.

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    1. With a little practice, it is quite easy :) I believe anyone can learn this :) ♥

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  5. Oh my goodness, your nails are SO long!! That's so cute. Love the cupcake nail ;)

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    1. Well, they used to be. Now they're a little less so, but they'll grow back after the move ;) ♥

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  6. Vau, herkullisen Cupcaken oot taikonut kynsiin :)

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  7. I am impressed. This is so cute, i love the cupcake, the glitter, and also the other designs.

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  8. Look amazing and I really hope I can recreate this on my nails!

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    1. Thank you, I think you can, just put a nice show on and do your nails while watching. That way it's easier to wait for it to dry :) ♥

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  9. Oh cuteness!! Wow, you need patience for this don't you...the bead detail is the icing on the cake! LOVE it!

    Have a super week, hope it's not too cold!
    x.o.x.o

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    1. Haha, well, a little patience is needed, I might admit. But I watch DVDs while painting my nails, so it's not so bad :D ♥

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  10. What a brilliant tutorial ! Bravo ! It's so lovely !!!
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  11. Voi kun oot niin hurjan taitava! <3 olispa itellä ees miljoonasosa tota luovuutta ja kärsivällisyyttä nii luopuisin geeleistä samantien. Huikeeta. :))

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    1. Voi kiitos ihana :) Tää mun kynsitaiteilu on vähän korviketta sille etten ehdi ja jaksa piirtää lyijykynillä niinkun lukiossa oli tapana - kynnet ehtii helpommin maalailla täyteen kun A4-paperin ;) Että sieltä ainakin se kärsivällisyys tulee :D ♥

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