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02/14/2012

Colors: Mandy (Julep), Glenn (Julep), Carrie (Julep), Blake (Julep), Brigitte (Julep)
I’ve received requests for a cupcake nail art tutorial since I first posted my cupcake mani in September (here), so I hope this tutorial is helpful. For such a cute end result, it’s actually very easy to recreate. Stay tuned!
Start by painting your nails with a base coat. Then, use a sweet pink like Mandy to paint about half your nail. Don’t stress about neatness! With a bright red like Glenn, use a thin paint brush to paint vertical lines over Mandy. Also add a horizontal line to the tip of your nail to create the bottom of your cupcake.
Using a dotting tool (you can also substitute a toothpick, ballpoint  pen, or the back end of a make-up brush), create light pink frosting on  your cupcake. Since I’m keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme, I’ve  used Carrie for the frosting. Just like with real cupcakes, after the frosting comes the sprinkles! My sprinkles are in Brigitte, Mandy, and Blake,  but you can use whatever colors you prefer. Place one drop of each  sprinkle color on a napkin or a piece of scrap paper. Then, using a  toothpick or needle, dot on your sprinkles. Take your time!
Next, I used Glenn and a tiny paint brush to add a tiny little heart on top of the  cupcake. If you don’t have the patience for this, grab your dotting  tool, and add a cherry on top instead. You can also add a rhinestone on top as well. The options are endless!
Once your cupcake is totally dry, seal in your design with a top coat. And that’s it! Now you can paint cupcakes on the rest of your fingers as  well, or you can keep only one cupcake to accent an ordinary manicure,  or you can be adventurous and add different designs to your other nails. Get creative and have fun! :)
This tutorial is also my very first guest blog post at the official Julep blog, so I’d love it if you stopped by there as well. Thanks!

Colors: Mandy (Julep), Glenn (Julep), Carrie (Julep), Blake (Julep), Brigitte (Julep)

I’ve received requests for a cupcake nail art tutorial since I first posted my cupcake mani in September (here), so I hope this tutorial is helpful. For such a cute end result, it’s actually very easy to recreate. Stay tuned!


Start by painting your nails with a base coat. Then, use a sweet pink like Mandy to paint about half your nail. Don’t stress about neatness! With a bright red like Glenn, use a thin paint brush to paint vertical lines over Mandy. Also add a horizontal line to the tip of your nail to create the bottom of your cupcake.

Using a dotting tool (you can also substitute a toothpick, ballpoint pen, or the back end of a make-up brush), create light pink frosting on your cupcake. Since I’m keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme, I’ve used Carrie for the frosting. Just like with real cupcakes, after the frosting comes the sprinkles! My sprinkles are in Brigitte, Mandy, and Blake, but you can use whatever colors you prefer. Place one drop of each sprinkle color on a napkin or a piece of scrap paper. Then, using a toothpick or needle, dot on your sprinkles. Take your time!

Next, I used Glenn and a tiny paint brush to add a tiny little heart on top of the cupcake. If you don’t have the patience for this, grab your dotting tool, and add a cherry on top instead. You can also add a rhinestone on top as well. The options are endless!

Once your cupcake is totally dry, seal in your design with a top coat. And that’s it! Now you can paint cupcakes on the rest of your fingers as well, or you can keep only one cupcake to accent an ordinary manicure, or you can be adventurous and add different designs to your other nails. Get creative and have fun! :)


This tutorial is also my very first guest blog post at the official Julep blog, so I’d love it if you stopped by there as well. Thanks!

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