Monday, August 25, 2014

Manicure Monday! Melted Ice Cream/Cupcake Nails

Hello there! This is a seemingly awkward looking photo, but do not be alarmed! I just flipped the image around...and that's not real ice cream (It's from one of Kracie's candy kits)! This week features a fun melted ice cream/cupcake nails look!

If you remember in a very recent Manicure Monday, I created a Cupcake Nails look. This is exactly the same process. Post here!

The only difference with this nail look and the previous one is that this design is more on the tips of the nails, melting downwards (or upwards, depending on your perspective ;]) I love the look of these nails.

While it looks like something pretty and sweet, there is still room for the imagination because it's not detailed enough to warrant that it's one thing over another.  Maybe my mind works on different wavelengths, but I was going for a melted ice cream kind of nail look. Other people have said it looks like cupcake nails. That's just the beauty of it.

Polishes Used:
  • Sinful Colors Soul Mate (base coat)
  • Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Sephora Hello Kitty Minty (green sprinkles)
  • Sephora Hello Kitty Banana Cream (yellow sprinkles)
  • Essie Guilty Pleasures (pink sprinkles)
  • Essie Rock the Boat (blue sprinkles)
  • Essie Full Steam Ahead (purple sprinkles)
Nail Tools Used:
  • Dotting tool
  • Toothpick
This was about 5 days after (with no top coat)

Steps For Creating Colorful Blobs of Deliciousness:
  1. After painting your nails with a base color, grab your dotting tool and outline the shape you want your melted ice cream to be. (You can also just use the nail polish brush instead of a dotting tool to do this step. I just find it a bit easier creating the "melting" effect using a dotting tool.)
  2. Fill in the rest of the shape with the nail polish brush. 
  3. Touch up the edges and fix it up to your liking.
  4. Have your sprinkles colors ready as well as a toothpick!
  5. Using the toothpick's tip, dip it in the colors and lightly dab it onto the nails. Wipe off excess to keep the sprinkles looking clean. (For this nail look, I wanted the sprinkles to be more rectangular rather than circular).
  6. Once you've arranged your sprinkles on, seal off everything with a top coat!
Check out my video here:
I hope you enjoyed this week's Manicure Monday! I think that from now on, I'm going to post a Mani Monday every other week. I hope you understand!

Have a lovely week and take care lovelies!