I’ve surprisingly been able to keep up with the February @glamnailschallenge prompts so far. Feb. 8’s theme was Wedding Cake, so I channeled my inner Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes to come up with a wedding cake design to put on my nails.
I started by painting all my nails white. I chose Bunny from Julep because it has subtle gold microglitter in it that would match the gold stamping and accents that I planned to add later.
For the icing scrollwork, I chose to stamp on a pretty filigree from plate BPL-027 from Born Pretty Store.
I used Charge It! from Sephora by OPI to do the stamping. I tried to align the point of the design with the center of my nail, and I also left a little bit of space between the point and the cuticle so that it would more closely resemble a cake layer.
Because I wasn’t so sure about the next part of the design, I added pearl rhinestones from Born Pretty Store so I could get a “finished” shot before I proceeded just in case I didn’t like how it turned out.
The next part consisted of adding a band of gold fondant to the top of my cake layer, otherwise known in the nail art world as French tips. I used the brush from the bottle of Charge It! to paint a stripe of polish across the top of each nail and then added gold striping tape underneath it to neaten up the line. I applied some more matte top coat, and declared this manicure finished.
It’s funny how I kept wondering what I was going to do for this theme, and I managed to put this look together in the end. I feel like doing nail art is like choosing an outfit for a special occasion- you just have to look through everything you have and figure out what goes together the best.