Friday, May 3, 2013

Q: Queen Cupcake, Funky Fingers

This week's ABC challenge is "Q", a difficult letter, I would think.  I only have one polish that starts with the letter Q, and it is Queen Cupcake, from Funky Fingers.

Queen Cupcake is a pastel pink with gold shimmer.  I don't know if the formula is going bad, (one year old) but this was difficult and streaky on application.  Below is three coats to even everything out.


I also did a funky french with a pastel coral color, so as not to bore you.  I used one coat of Sunkissed by Mineral Fusion, on the tips.  You can find Mineral Fusion nail polish and makeup at Whole Foods grocery stores.



I usually free hand my french manicures because I'm too lazy to use tape or guides and I don't want to wait for the main color to dry.  I lay the brush flat, parallel to the edge of the nail, starting at very edge and swipe across. Go to the other side and swipe across again until the stripe meets in the middle.  I use the entire length of the brush to make a straight and crisp line.  It usually comes out straight.

So that is it for today. It is absolutely beautiful outside this time of the year.  If you are experiencing nice weather, please go outside!

22 comments:

  1. Queen Cupcake is a really pretty, soft polish. I'm all over the place with colors right now - instead of the bright collections that are all over the place right now, I am finding myself looking for nudes and pales just like this. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. Sometimes we need some calming colors.

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  2. Great color combo! Looks very pretty!

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  3. Love both colors together :) And OMG I can't believe you freehanded the tips! I absolutely suck at this, yours are perfect! :D Hope you're doing fine, lady :)

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  4. I wish it was beautiful outside here...although today wasn't terrible, the last couple have been cold and rainy, again. *sigh* Your nails, however, are definitely feeling Spring! I'm jealous of your freehanding talent...I have to use guides!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! So sorry about the cold and rain. I'm sure we still have some of those coming. :( It makes me more grateful for the sunny days.

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  5. This is so pretty and delicate! I'm in awe of your free hand skills!!

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    1. Thanks Nicole, it's not hard to do at all.

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  6. Bummer that the formula was bad, but the color is gorgeous! <3

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  7. Hey, Jenni! Great post. Love the color combos!!!!!

    Sorry to hear about the difficult formula. For some crazy reason, I hold onto these colors. If I culled the difficult formulas out of my collection, the result would be a considerably reduced stash.

    Thanks for the "French" tip. Going to give it a try. :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Yes give it a try! It is quite easy!

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  8. Queen cupcake is so nice! And Your french tip freehand is awesome, I am too lazy to use stickers etc and use your technique too. Yours look perfect :D

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    1. Yes, you should! I actually find it easier. Thanks!

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  9. I really like the combination of colors for your French mani!! Great job!!

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  10. I love the coral tip, it really makes the mani pop without being "too much" (if there's ever a too much, ya know).
    I wish I could free-hand my tips anyway, but my hands are not still enough to make a smooth line like yours!

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    1. Yes I totally understand! My hands are actually not that steady, especially after a cup of coffee. :D So amazing, that this actually works for me. Thanks Simona!

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  11. that looks professionally done, the lines are so straight!! wow you are awesome at nail art :D

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  12. Too bad for the formula cos that is a very pretty, subtle color.

    Great job freehanding those french tips :) Lovely manicure!

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