Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A week of birthday manis!

Hey guys! 




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! 









19 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love that little cupcake!

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  2. Omg i gotta try the stamped decal! Never thought of that. Good tutorial post :)

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    1. Thank you! I wish I was the one that thought of it! Haha.

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  3. That cupcake makes me want to try stamped decals again. Thank you for the tutorial, I think I may have not used enough topcoat the last time because it wouldn't stick properly to my nail. Anyway, love the mani :D can't wait to see the rest of the birthday mani-fiesta!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad the tutorial was helpful.

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  4. Love the tutorial! This is sorta how I do mine as well.

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    1. Thank you! You and Megan may have been my inspiration...hehehe.

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  5. Thank you ladies! I'm glad you all enjoyed it. Thank you for the comments.

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  6. I LOVE how you structured this post! This is my favorite format for nail art posts, because it makes it so easy to see how you did everything. I would really love to see a watermarble tutorial (wink wink nudge nudge) Happy early Birthday!!! :)

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    1. Thanks for the rave review! I promise you a water marble tutorial!

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  7. My birthday is the 5th of February! I love the cupcake idea for a birthday week mani!! I won't wish you happy birthday just yet!

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  8. Love the cupcake! Love the tutorial too ;-)

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  9. Super cute! Love that cupcake! I need to try more decals! Happy Early Birthday!

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    1. I love doing decals because it helps me place things exactly where I want them! I have horrible placement skills when it comes to stamping. Thank you!

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  10. Very cute.... <3 love the cupcake...

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