Nail polish (you don't say): base coat, colours for your cupcake
An applicator: this can be a professional nail tool, a tooth pick, end of a bobby pin or what I used; the tip of a pen with no ink left in it.
Icy water (sets your nail polish SUPER quickly)
Preferably a flat surface to work on
A piece of paper/cardboard or just something you can put blobs of nail polish onto
Choose a base colour that you'd like to be the background, apply it, let it dry and apply your cupcake base colour (I choose a golden brown for mine)
Cupcake icing. I chose just a standard white nail polish for mine, remember you can be as adventurous as your heart desires with your colour choices. I placed some white nail polish onto an old envelope and dipped the tip of my pen (chosen applicator) in then slowly applied the 'icing' to the desired area. (see below)
Now the really fun part! Dots! Pick a few different colours to apply. I like a lot of bright/fun looking colours so I included: yellow, purple, blue, gold and pink etc.
The cherry on top! This requires a larger blob than that of your decorative 'sprinkles' make sure though you don't have a huge dripping dot that causes quite a mess. Just a quick dab of polish, and a pat around in a circle should give you your desired size.
Cupcake base decoration. This is more a 'bonus' step as once again, it's your cupcake. I added some vertical stripes just to make my cupcake look a little more, 'in the wrapper'
Need your nails to dry in a hurry? If you can manage grabbing some ice cubes, add them to a shallow sink of cold water (alternatively just use icy cold fridge water). Submerge your nails in the water for around 40-60 seconds. This will super dry them in record time, leaving you to do what you need to without stressing over smudged nail art.
And there you have it, it's been done MANY times before but I wanted my readers to have my take on it and I hope if you do give it a try you let me know how it turned out x
Until Next time,