Category Archives: cute

Simple Vintage Roses

I wanted to do something simple and sweet, so I opted for a blushing nude base with holographic top coat. It’s so sparkly — the picture definitely doesn’t do the top coat justice! I added vintage pink/red rose accents on each hand. Voila! So pretty. πŸ™‚

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Barbie Nails

I wanted to go ultra pink yesterday so I went with a classic barbie theme! I thought it turned out really sweetly, but it’s almost *too* pink for me! Imagine that!

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Stacked Ice Cream Cone Manicure

Oi! πŸ™‚ That’s Portuguese for hello, by the way!

So a few days ago, while contemplating delicious treats, I was suddenly inspired to create the ice cream cone manicure you see below. I’ve seen ice cream manicures a million times before, but wanted to do something a little different, so I created a stacked look. I thought the results were super sweet. I simply created the cone on my thumb by painting a light brown inverted triangle with darker brown criss cross marks. For the scoops I created a half circle and then used a dotting tool along the bottom edge. The cherry also required a dotting tool. Super easy!

 

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Strawberries & Gingham Manicure

I had a blast painting these cuties on my fingernails. I posted the picture on Reddit and someone asked how I created the gingham look. All I did was paint a solid pink base on the tip and then drew white lines to create a checker pattern. After the white dried, I used a dotting tool to put pink dots over the places where the white lines intersected. Super easy!

 

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Polaroid Nail Manicure

Hello! πŸ™‚ I decided to try something I haven’t seen done before and am tickled by how cute it turned out. Behold: a polaroid camera manicure!

 

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Melting Manicure

I’ve seen a bajillion melting manicures lately and decided to do one of my own. I think I’ll keep it a few days. πŸ™‚

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Easy Owl Nails

 

Hello all. πŸ™‚ I’m kind of owl obsessed (like so many these days), so I wanted to give an owl manicure a go. I opted to only do one nail and painted the rest gray with Zoya’s Dove (one of my favorites)!

For the owl, I painted a light pink oval on one nail along with two wee ears. For the wings, I used a darker purple to create two half moons on either side of my nail (I used a dotting tool for this). I also used a dotting tool to create layered circles for the eyes and for the feathers on the owl’s belly. To create the crescent moon shapes on the belly, I made three white dots and then used the lighter purple polish on top of the dots.

For the other nails, I used a dotting tool to create dark purple/light purple layered spots.

 

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Superman Nails

I wanted to do something colorful and cute, but not terribly complicated. I painted a blue, yellow and red stripe and then a small red square on each yellow stripe. I outlined the stripes/square with black polish to create the outfit portion of this superman inspired manicure. For the ring finger, I used a nude nail polish, painted the third top black and then created a swoop for Superman’s curly hair. Easy peasy!

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Freehand Retro Cherries Manicure

I’ve been wanting to do this manicure ever since I saw CutePolish’s YouTube tutorial. It was pretty simple and the response has been great, thus far. To simplify the process for you: paint nails white, apply red dot duos with a dotting tool, add green stems/leaf, put a white dot on the left side of each cherry. Voila! πŸ™‚ I used Sally’s Northern Lights hologram glitter top coat for an extra kick of cute.

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Cupcake Nails

I used CutePolish’s tutorial for this design.Β Painted all nails pale pink and applied reddish-pink stripes over top. For the ring finger, I painted the pink/strips on half the nail, made a white mound for the frosting and then added six dots for sprinkles and a heart on top. Covered with a holographic glitter top coat for a sugar-like effect.

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