Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ice Cream Sundae Mani Tutorial

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I finally have my pictures edited for my Ice Cream Sundae/ Spring/ Easter inspired nail art tutorial!

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For this nail art design, I used China Glaze Lemon Fizz, Re-Fresh Mint, Something Sweet (all from the Up and Away Collection), and Art Deco Silver Glitter. ^-^

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1. I used three coats of white polish as a base so that the colours would show up more opaque. This way, you would not have to go back and repaint every stripe if they were still sheer after the first coat. You can also use ridge fillers as an alternative. (The white polish was actually not necessary for this manicure as the three shades that I used were opaque enough already.)

2. After the white polish dries, paint on diagonal stripes in alternating colours. For a more unique look, always start with a different shade on every nail.

3. Next, line the stripes with silver glitter. The Art Deco one that I used has a striping brush made for nail art; it definitely made the process a lot easier. =)

4. Finally, finish the design with your favourite nail art deco, stickers, or rhinestones!

As you can see, this nail art design is fairly simple to do. This is the perfect mani to wear for Spring and Easter! I hope you'll all try it out when you get a chance to! Love you all and thank you for reading! ^-^

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting a tutorial!

    It's such a gorgeous manicure, definitely a must try =) and so simple to!

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  2. Gosh! i loooove this one! :) Specially because i've had it in my ming for almost 2 weeks and ii was gonna try it tonight & i just came across this! :) LovelY! :P

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  3. I love your tutorials, and this one is gorgeous, love it :)

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial! I totally want to try this - just gotta find the right colors now :D

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  5. Oh my God, this is so cute! Is it OK if I copy you and write about this and link to you in a post?

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  6. that is so cute!!! i love your tutorials and your nail designs are always so gorgeous and perfect! where did you get that cute little bow?

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  7. This is so cute! Perfect name for it too. You make it look so easy, I don't think I'd be able to paint stripes that straight on every one of my nails :(. I'd lose patience after the third one!

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  8. Oh i soo like this nail art :D
    It looks so sweet and beautiful

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  9. The blog is absolutely fantastic!

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  10. 'chelle- It really is very simple to do! It doesn't take that long either! I agree! It's definitely a must try! ^-^

    Isa- Thank you! You must try it out then! I'm sure it'll look beautiful on you!

    BabyD @ Polish and Powder- Thank you! I love doing nail art tutorials too but the sun never cooperates with me! Hopefully, we'll have better weather when summer approaches! If only I can stay artificial light...lol!

    ThRiSzHa- Thank youu! This is nothing compared to the lovely Konad designs that you do dear!

    Catherine- My pleasure!<3 If the colours aren't available to you, you can always franken your own pastels by adding white to your polishes! =)

    SaintBella- Of course it's okay! Thanks for asking! =)

    prettymynails- Thank youu! I got that bow at at a cosmetics chain called Sasa. It came in a package of three. I think they're also available on there website @www.sasa.com. Please go check it out!

    candychu- Haha, my stripes aren't straight either! I just hid the flaws with the silver glitter! You should totally try it out! It's really not that hard! In fact, you can always use masking tape as guides if you're worried that your lines aren't straight! =)

    yoko- Thank you! This design was inspired by Nail Up! I knew I had to try it out right when I saw it! Soo cute!

    gigi wax- Thank you so much!<3<3<3

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  11. I love your blog!! It'd also be awesome if you could do a collection one, like show how you organize your materials.

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  12. I love this, it's so cute! Glad to see another Vancouverite too :)

    http://alison-elle.blogspot.com

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  13. great tutorial!! your nails look beautiful :)

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  14. your nails look sooo cute!
    when you are painting the stripes on, are you using a different brush? or are you still using the china glaze brushes?
    thanks!

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  15. Thanks Megan! I just used the china glaze brushes that came with the bottles. They were the perfect width for the stripes! =D

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