My birthday is coming up on the 5th of January, so I'm dubbing the next 7 days, the week of birthday manis! So let's jump right into the mani that I decided to kick off with!
Here's what I used:
I started with Zoya Anchor and then I laid down a base color of two coats of Zoya Kitridge on my index, middle, and pinkie. I moved on to putting two coats of Zoya Noir on my ring finger and thumb for GLITTAAAAA! Once all of that had a chance to dry a little, I used a makeup sponge to do the gradient on my index and pinkie. I used Zoya Kitridge and Margo for the gradient.
I went over each nail 3 separate times, adding more polish to the sponge each time so that it didn't dry out. Immediately after completing the gradient, I added a coat of Seche Vite to seal it all. Moving on to my middle finger, I added some white dots using Orly White Tips and my pink dotting tool and allowed that to dry.
While the dots dried, I pulled out my Cici&Sisi plates (the pink set) and used plate number 11 for the cupcake. I stamped it with Zoya Willa and then filled it in using Zoya Margo and Orly White Tips. Once it had dried, I applied a coat of Seche Vite over it so I could make it into a decal. It took about 5 minutes to fully dry so I could remove it with a pair of tweezers. This is what it looked like:
I placed a thin layer of Seche Vite on my nail and then gently laid the decal on it. I sealed the decal on with one more coat of Seche Vite and voila! Here's another look at the final result:
What do you guys think of this tutorial style blog post? What would you add?
Hope you like this mani and thank you for reading!