Monday, February 3, 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet Week 5 - Birthdays/Celebrations

Hello, this week's theme for FingerFood's Theme Buffet is birthdays/celebrations.  This theme is fitting since Sam's (of FingerFood) birthday is coming up...and conveniently, my birthday was last Friday!  I've always wanted to do cupcake nail art, so that is what I chose to do for today's theme.

For each nail, except for the accent nail, I started with a base of Sally Hansen Pink Blink, which I also featured last week, when I shared my first ellagee polish, Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered.  On my accent nail, I painted half of the nail using Pink Blink, and once dry, I free-handed stripes using a nail art brush and Essie Peach Daiquiri.  Then using a white, unnamed LA Girls polish and a large dotting tool I added the white icing on top of the cupcake.  Using the small end of the dotting tool, I added pink sprinkles with Peach Daiquiri.

On the other nails I added one coat of ellagee I've Got a Crush on You.  I've Got a Crush on You is a beautiful polish densely packed with pink, white, silver, and opalescent glitters in a clear base.  This is the second polish from ellagee's You're the Top! collection that I won in a recent giveaway.  It would also work great as a Valentine's Day polish with all the lovely pink glitter!

To finish off my cupcake, I added a large dot of regular topcoat to the top of the icing, and stuck a pink heart-shaped rhinestone in it very carefully using my dotting tool dipped in a little topcoat.  I then followed with a very thick coat of Seche Vite.  This is only the second time I've used rhinestones in a mani, and I definitely learned my lesson this time and used lots of topcoat!  That rhinestone wasn't going anywhere!

Overall, I really, really like how this mani came out.  I wish the sprinkles looked a little more random...but otherwise it's super pretty!  I had thought about using I've Got a Crush on You as the sprinkles, but vetoed it in the end since I was afraid it wouldn't pop over white as much as I wanted it to.  This is such a fun and easy mani and could easily be used for Valentine's Day as well.  Be sure to check what all the other gals have created this week!



  1. Aww, these are just too freakin' cute!

  2. Your nails look good enough to eat lol..

  3. Happy belated birthday Sarah, hope you had a great day! Love the cupcake - super cute! :)

    1. Thanks Sam! Happy belated birthday to you too! :)

  4. Happy belated birthday!!! That little cupcake is adorable!


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