My version of the cupcake nail art has been revived countless time and it made me a proud mama! I published the design on August 2010 that I simply titled Nail Art: Cupcakes. The idea was to come up with a method that would make painting cupcakes on nails easy. Reading the post brought back a lot of memories and it made me realize how much I've grown as a nail artist / blogger.
Let me share with you once more the cupcake nail art with a little twist:
This is actually a response to a request I received via email asking how to paint cupcakes on short nails. The method is basically the same, making one adjustment to make this design possible for shorter nails.
I normally prefer a clear background when I wear cupcake nails. But for this tutorial, I decided on 3 coats of Dazzle Dry Pedal to the Metal. It is a highly sheer polish but with 3 layers, it gives a very translucent finish that I thought really made the cupcakes pop.
I hand painted the design using acrylic paints and nail art brushes (detailing and stripper).
Here's a closer shot:
To make this work for shorter nails, paint the cupcake base/holder only on the center of your nail tip, leaving a space on both sides. This will determine the size of your cupcake. You can now adjust the height of the cupcake accordingly. In my original version, I used the entire width of the nails.
The request also asked for a video tutorial which I managed to squeeze in. Unfortunately, some scenes were out of focus (my bad) but overall, watchable.
I believe the cupcake nail art design will remain to be my utmost favorite for all the personal reasons I have attached to it. It is simple, fun, and timeless.
Have you tried wearing cupcakes on your nails?