Cute Cupcake Icing Nail Tutorial


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).


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.


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


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


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

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April 2013 {Pictures}

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


I went to the London Film Museum…{x}

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


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


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


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


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}


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


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…