Nail of the Week for Cupcake Week ♥

So, these are a little bit messy, but I still wanted to show you my cupcake nails! I did these especially for National Cupcake Week, and because I’m going to the Cake and Bake show. And they’re just a little bit of fun 🙂 I also got to experiment with my new nail art brushes! So here’s a mini tutorial on how I did my cupcake nails.

1. Give your nails two coats of the ‘cupcake case’ colour.
2. Using a small nail art brush, paint on the white wavey icing. 
3. Using a fine nail art brush, draw some lines onto the cupcake case using a darker shade.
4. Draw on a tiny heart or cherry dot using a very fine nail art brush in a pink or red colour.
5. Cover the top half of your nail in glitter sprinkles! You can then coat with a clear polish to finish. Easy!
I painted only my ring finger and thumb with cupcakes as I didn’t want to go OTT! And it takes a very steady hand which I don’t have. I used the following nail polished to get this look:
 Ciate Holiday Blues, Revlon Blue Lagoon, NYC Pinstripe White, Chit Chat Glitter, NailGirls Coral Pink
I used these photos as inspiration. Most of them seem to have done theirs upside down compared to mine.
 These are the nail art brushes I used for this nail look. I bought the set of 6 for £1 or so from eBay, from a Chinese seller. They took a few weeks to get here, but they were worth it. It even comes with a dotting tool! And they’re so easy to use.
Do you like my cupcake nails?
Nail of the Week for Cupcake Week ♥


  1. September 22, 2012 / 1:07 pm

    Ahh they look so good! I love yours and the ones which have beads on x

  2. September 22, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    These are super cute! I wish I'd known it was Cupcake Week, I missed a perfect excuse to eat lots of cupcakes! Haha.

    Jesss xo

  3. September 22, 2012 / 9:50 pm

    Woow i love your nails – so very you 🙂 I love the glittery bits 🙂 xx

  4. September 23, 2012 / 12:42 am

    I prefer the way you did you nails compared to the inspiration photographs, if they're upside down people will wonder what they are!! xx

  5. September 26, 2012 / 10:39 pm

    So Cute 🙂

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