Sep 12, 2013

Alphabet Nail Art Challenge: I for Ice Cream

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Hey Everyone! It's time for another Alphabet Nail Art Challenge! I for Ice Cream. I'm obsessed with this mani. You guy's have no idea how long I've been wanting to do this. I think the key as a nail artist/blogger is to always draw your ideas. It's important especially if your like me, who wakes up from sleep, with a nail art idea. This was definitely one of them. 
During the summer I've purchased a few 3D nail charm's from this amazing website MK Beauty Club. They have everything, even unique 3D nail charms you can't get anywhere. Trust me I would know, I've looked! So I took up the chance to use one of the charms for this challenge & here's what I've done: 
For the base, I applied two coats of Floss Gloss Waterpool. This color was the best I've found that matched with the ice cream charm. Once the base is completely died, on my ring finger I applied top coat and then added the charm. You can use some glue, so the charm can be more secured & won't fall off the nail. I then added some little dots, well because, I thought it will look cute that way. I used Essie's Good as Gold & Blanc.
For this mani, I wanted the rest of the nails to have a dripping affect, like melting ice cream. I love to do drip mani's. They were the first attempt of nail art I did, before I first started my nail art journey. I'm really impressed how I improved. 
One of my favorite brushes I use for drips is Da Vinci 1. This brand was one of my favorites when I was taking art course in college, expect they weren't nail art brushes ;). I used Essie's Blanc for the drips & Good as Gold for the outline. Keeping with the theme of 3D charm, I added matching colored studs, so it looked like sprinkles. Lastly, seal the design with one coat thin Out the Door Top Coat.
Hope all of you enjoyed my post today!
What do you guys think? 
Let me know in the comments below! :) 
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