Monday, November 26, 2012

Birthday Countdown: Harajuku Cupcakes

Other than Halloween, the time of year that really does it for me is something I call Birthday Season. Starting from the week before ( the actual date being December 4th- I accept all gifts nail until New Year's Eve, I celebrate. One would think that the older I get I wouldn't want to focus on "getting a year older". Absolutely not. It's fun and each year is truly a gift.

This year since I have this awesome new blog, I thought I would lead up to my birthday with some themed nails- call it a self- imposed Birthday Challenge. I think cupcake imagery is super cute ( or Kawaii in Japanese) and I have loved the turn towards this baked confection. Brides opting for cupcake towers, many (many) shows on Food Network dedicated to cupcakes, and various cupcake-only establishments are just a few of the ways that this baked good is just taking over.

So to a mind already filled with Birthday and cupcakes, I added some inspiration of Japanese deco nails and the Lime Crime Les Desserts d'Antoinette Collection. ( I have been going back and forth on buying any- any opinions?) I hit the pulse button on the mixer and came up with this...

I started with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Petal Pusher ( a peach creme). I then added a coat of Wet N Wild Party of Five Glitters. I then added a coat of Mary Kay Pink Sand ( a sheer soft pink). Instant jelly sandwich- love that look. With Stripe Rite in White, I added the lines for the baking cup. 

I then added the frosting with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet and outlined it in white. I dabbed Nicole by OPI's Rainbow in the S-Kylie on as sprinkles and used a dash of Julep's Julia for the rich background shade.

I hope you find them as tasty as I did... 


  1. Love cupcake nails! And buy the entire collection I love all of the colors.

    I meant to ask you in my last email if you were still interested in doing a 12 days of Christmas? Let me know!

  2. :: whimsical ideas by pam :: sent me =) Like your nail art keep up the great work =) your added to my GFC =)

    1. Thank you so much for the love, Debra! Pam & her polishes are pretty awesome! I love doing this and I totally appreciate the feedback!