A Week of Old Favorites: Day 1~ Cupcakes

Do you ever scroll back through your Instagram and just want to love your 
own creations from way back when?  No? Just me then? 
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Cupcakes Nail Art

For the first recreation I picked one of the first hand painted nail designs I did myself from back in May of 2014!  I was so proud of these cute little cupcakes and I'm even more proud of how the ones I I just did turned out!  It has been so long since I sat down with some teeny brushes and created something that did not use stamping.  I'm actually even more impressed with these old cupcakes because they were painted on my right hand from the looks of the photo! 

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April 2014/August 2018

In the original cupcake look I used OPI polishes as that is all I owned at the time.  I had just met Anita the Fall before and started to collect polish, a lot were polishes Anita was destashing!  Before I met her I owned maybe 3 polishes and couldn't even tell you what kind they were.  A year after meeting her I had hundreds of OPI, China Glaze and Essies.  After my first Indie Expo Canada, I sold all those and now I have hundreds of Indie polishes in their places!

For this recreation I tried to find similar colours in my now completely Indie polish collection.  
Cupcake Liners: Bliss Polish Strawberry striped with Superchic Lacquer Wake Me Up
Icing: Girly Bits White Wedding Stamping Polish with Iridescent craft glitter
Cherry: Neon pink decoration
(what was on my other hand- Polished For Days Metanoia
Not Shown:
Cuticle Oil: Cuter Cuticles Lemon Cupcake (so ya, they smell like cupcakes too!)

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Cupcake Nail Art Supplies

Those mermaid tails on those brushes come in handy when your hands are busy! 😉 Please excuse my jammies, it's how I work. 
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Handy Mermaid Tail!

I really went thick with the stamping white stamping polish almost gooping it on to give the cupcake a 3D look.  If you do that, it definitely takes a little extra dry time before you can all the glitter and top coat.
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Yummy!

Seriously!?!? How cute are these?!?! 
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Day 1- Cupcake Nail Art

Pretty sure I'm going to be very sad to take these off tonight, but time to recreate something else for Day 2! 

Happy Polishing everybody! ~ Kelly




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