Tuesday, August 7, 2012

20th Birthday Cupcakes!

Last Tuesday, I celebrated my 20th birthday! Of course, I had to do a special birthday manicure :) Last year, I did freehand ice cream cones. This year, I decided to go with birthday cupcakes!

Here's a huge picture of them!


I worked hard on these and used lots and lots of different polishes. To see exactly what I used, keep reading!


On each finger, I am wearing Sally Hansen Pacific Blue as a base. The sparkles on the frosting on all the cupcakes and my middle finger is Sinful Colors Hottie. The rhinestones are from Born Pretty Store.

Pinkie Finger
     * Frosting: Barielle Shades Expressive
     * Cupcake wrapper: Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter
     * Stripes: China Glaze Exotic Encounter
Ring Finger
     * Frosting: Essie Tart Deco
     * Cupcake wrapper: Illamasqua Jo'Mina
     * Stripes: Zoya Mira
Middle Finger
     * Background: Sally Hansen Pacific Blue
     * Sparkles: Sinful Colors Hottie
     * 20: Orly Frolic
Index Finger
     * Frosting: Essie Absolutely Shore
     * Cupcake wrapper: Essie Raise Awareness
     * Stripes: China Glaze Purr-Fect Plum

So, there you have it! Altogether, I used 12 different polishes to do these cupcake nails. I actually did not use a brush for these, just a dotting tool.



The other strange thing about all my freehand art is that I do it with my non-dominant hand. When I first started blogging, I took pictures of my dominant right hand... and I just haven't changed! Most people like to take pictures of their non-dominant hand, but I have just stuck with photographic the right. So please bear with me if I have any squiggly lines ;)

What do you think of this festive birthday manicure?

- Aly

6 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this mani is so freaking cute!! I absolutely love it. It's perfect. Happy 20th birthday!

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  2. Happy Belated Birthday! You have lovely shaped nails/

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  3. Thanks so much :) And that compliment means a lot, I have been struggling to pick a shape lately!

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  4. It's perfect?! *blushes* Thanks so much!

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