Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pink Wednesday: Pink Icing and Cupcakes!

Yay it's Wednesday, and on Wednesdays we wear pink!  I've been looking forward to this one because I missed the last one due to finals. :)  So without further ado, I present you... cupcake nails! :)

I'm so glad I raced out to take pics of this mani yesterday before the sun set, because there's no sun out today!  But that also means my cuticles were a bit dry, and there was still some residue from the blue BYS color change polish.  Eek!

For the cupcakes I used 2 coats of Warm Cocoa by Love & Beauty.  The pink icing is 3 coats of Revlon Sheer Cotton, which was one of the polishes I won from Steph's giveaway.  I'll review that later on in this post.  For the sprinkles, I used a coat of Milani Gems.  I finished off by using China Glaze Ahoy for the cherry and Milani White nail art polish for the stripes.  Ah I was so careful not to smear the white stripes while putting on Seche Vite top coat, but alas Ahoy wasn't dry yet and it smeared onto the icing.  I can't really tell in person though, and the cupcakes are super cute. :)

For the other nails I used 5 coats of Revlon Sheer Cotton, .  Sheer Cotton is sheer but not streaky in my opinion.  Which is good!  I think 3 coats is fine, but 4 would be ideal for full coverage if you have long nails.  Initially, I was going to do brown polka dots over Sheer Cotton on the other nails.  But since I didn't have time, I used 1 coat of Milani Gems instead.  Then I applied another coat of Sheer Cotton over it (this coat will be the fourth, so do only 3 in the beginning).  Does it remind you of anything?  Well it's not supposed to be anything like Deborah Lippman Glitter in the Air, but it was definitely inspired by that polish.  I also wanted to add a little bit of sparkle on top, so I added a coat of Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters.  Next time, I think I'll use Party of Five instead of Gems, since I want the glitter to be more sparse and spread apart.

What do you think?  Would you do this mani?  I'm wearing it right now, and it's so cute!  :3



  1. seriously makes me hungry! such a cute and pretty mani! nom! I think I'd fail at doing this one lol

  2. @Manicured Monkey: It makes me hungry too! :p It wasn't hard at all to do. You should try it. :)

  3. They look yummy (think I want to lick my nails all day ;))

  4. I'd so wear this!! Its super cute! I love the way you layered the Sheer Cotton in between the glitters... I like it better than Glitter in the Air, more colors!!


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