Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Hubby's Dirty Thirty!

My husband, Sean, turned thirty on Wednesday!!  But, since our week was so hectic, we weren't really able to celebrate that day.  So, we're having his birthday hoopla tomorrow!  Believe it or not, this is the first birthday mani I have ever done!

I started off with two coats of Nubar Indigo Illusion.

It's a fantastic multi-chrome that shifts from purple to green to shimmery grey.

The formula is a dream!  Amazing smooth application, and a really nice finish.

I wanted something semi-festive that would also go with the material of the dress I'll be wearing tomorrow evening ...

I grabbed my Konad Special Black Pearl, and Cheeky plate CH26, and stamped the image down the sides of my nails.  (Sorry about the slightly blurry pic here.  I had already moved on to the next step on my left hand, but forgot to take the first picture.  Apparently I can paint with my left hand, I just can't take good pics with it!)

I used Konad Special White with the same image, and stamped over the original one, just in a slightly different spot.

To create the cupcake, I first painted the lower half of my nail with one coat of Zoya Tru.  I used my striping brush with Milani Orchidia to create the cupcake wrapper lines.

Next, I painted a triangular section on the upper half with OPI Alpine Snow Matte.  (I chose the matte because of it's thicker formula.  I really wanted the frosting to puff out a bit from the rest of my nail!!!)  I used my dotting tool with the Alpine Snow Matte around the frosting edges.  After that, I added a coat of Confetti Ice Ice Baby for some fun frosting glitters.

I used my dotting tool again with Konad Special Red for the cherry, and with Milani Orchidia, Sally Hansen Mint Sprint, and Sally Hansen Brisk Blue to create the sprinkles!  One final coat of SV, and my work was done!!!

So there you have it!  My fun birthday mani, that still matches my outfit!!  I had a lot of fun creating this one!  I hope you enjoy it ladies!!!!

Happy Painting!


  1. Pretty :) I love it, happy birthday to your husband :D

  2. What an awesome mani! Indigo Illusion is a gorgeous colour. Happy b-day to your hubby!

  3. Great bday mani! Happy birthday to your hubby. :)

  4. Woooo! Happy birthday to your hubby. He must feel so special. First bday mani you do & its for his bday. How sweet! Love the color too. Sooo pretty <3

  5. WOW. This is Gorgeous! Happy Birthday to your hubby. This looks divine!

  6. This is such a cute mani!! Love it! Happy birthday to your hubby. Hope you guys have a great time!

  7. Wow that base color is gorgeous! And I'm going to have to say that that is the cutest bday mani I have ever seen. Your manis are always so darn cute!

  8. So pretty! The duochrome looks a lot like a franken I made earlier - when you paint it over black, you can only see the shimmer colour, does Indigo Illusion do that too?

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  10. That Nubar is beautiful, I can't wait to try cupcake nails you make it sound so easy! :)


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