Cute Cupcake Icing Nail Tutorial

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You will need: A base coat (Essie, All in One Base), a top coat (Essie, Good to Go), a light pink (Essie, Fiji), a dark pink (Leighton Denny, Berry Nice) and a glitter (NYC, Lights-Camera-Glitter).

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i) Apply a base coat. ii) Using a dotting tool or whatever you have at hand, create a dripped icing effect downwards from the tip of your nail. Alternate the colours.

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iii) Once you have created an alternate pattern on both hands let the polish dry.

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iv) Apply the glitter polish to the coloured areas of your nail and let it dry.

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v) To finish apply your top coat and let it dry.

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April 2013 {Pictures}

Nail art

This month I gave myself an ice cream inspired manicure….

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I went to the London Film Museum…{x}

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I went to Somerset House and saw the Picasso exhibition…{x}

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I saw the David Bowie exhibition at the V&A… {x}

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I went to the Natural History Museum and visited the Extinction exhibition…

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I also went to the Design Museum and saw the exhibition Design of the Year 2013

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I made a corner heart bookmark or two…{x}

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I went to the British Library to see the mini exhibition on crime fiction…{x}

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I brought some skin care items I ran out of…{x}

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I drank tea in Flower Cellars…{x}

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And finally ate some cute cupcakes…

Paper Marbling {Experiment}

“Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone…” – Wikipedia

Marbeling

I remember making a book in primary school where the front and back cover were marbled, I also remember absolutely loving the whole marbling experience. So recently I tried to do just that, except this time I never had the correct ink  so I used nail polish as a substitute.

Using the method shown above, but instead of your nail I used some paper I created these little marbling samples…. Still haven’t thought of a use for them though…

The Results…

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The black polish was a little old, so it didn’t work so well…

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My favourite one – I think Pink Diamond worked really well on this sample…

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The nail polish created lumps on all the samples…