Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy birthday to meeee! Happy birthday to meeee! Happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday to meeeeee!


So, I'm eighteen now...I can vote (yay!), smoke (gross!), buy lottery tickets (meh), and enter nail polish giveaways that require you to be 18 (yay!). To celebrate, I did a cupcake manicure. It's a good thing my non-grey days are Friday, or I would've had to incorporate grey somehow (shh, though...don't tell, but I don't think my prom mani tomorrow is going to have any grey in it). So, here it is:

indoors, artificial light

I did the same thing on the right hand, except my accent nail was my thumbnail instead of my ring finger. In hindsight, I kind of wish I'd used the thumb for the accent nail on both hands, because the cupcake on my left thumb looks a bit distended. Anyway, here's what I used for the mani:

Base: China Glaze Sea Spray
Stripes: American Apparel Dynasty and an unnamed Charlotte Russe polish
Icing: Wet n Wild White Creme
Cherries: OPI Red My Fortune Cookie over Wet n Wild White Creme
Sprinkles/glitter on accent nail: Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday (how could I not use it!?)

I did everything (well, except paint the base coat) with a dotting tool, which worked pretty well for the most part. However, it would have been nice to have a proper striper brush for the stripes - I have one on the other end of my dotting tool, but the bristles have come apart so that the brush no longer has a fine point. I'll have to come up with something else, but for the time being, my dotting tool stripes look decent from a distance. All in all, I was pretty happy with this manicure. 

I probably won't post tomorrow because I'll be really busy all day (and night), but I'll be back Sunday - until then, I hope your weekend is off to a great start!

37 comments:

  1. so cute!! i love the glitter on the cupcakes.

    happy birthday!!

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  2. Happy birthday! I love the cupcakes!

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  3. cuuute mani! & HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)

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  4. Happy Birthday! May your dream come true

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  5. Yay Happy Birthday!

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  6. Well, Well!! Happy 18th doll!!


    I hope you have an excellent birthday - and I, of course, absolutely love your cupcake mani! Tres adorable!!

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  7. Happy birthday! Lovely mani. :)

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  8. Happy Birthday!!! Wish you have a wonderful day.
    Your mani is stunning and don't bother the stripes are not straight, I think it looks much better this way, with an artistic twist!

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  9. Definitely AddictedMay 7, 2011 at 3:56 AM

    Very cute! Happy Birthday!

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  10. Oooh really love the glitter you put on top! It's really birthday-ish :-D

    Happy birthday girl!

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  11. Happy bday tooo youuuuu :)


    lovely mani :)

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  12. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! :) Your mani is beautiful! I love the cupcakes! Thanks again for the giveaway...I am SO excited!! :)

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  13. yay happy birthday :)

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  14. Haha, thank you, and you're very welcome!

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  15. Happy Birthday!! I'm almost exactly a year older than you! I'll be 19 in 10 days! Love this mani, too... I may have to steal this for my birthday mani! :)

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  16. Adorable mani! Happy Birthday :)

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  17. Thanks, and happy early birthday!

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