Monday, July 28, 2014

Triple Scoop Ice Cream Mani

Hi there everyone, welcome to Monday.  I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.  It went all too quick for me actually.  Yesterday we went to the movies and saw How to Train Your Dragon 2, and yes, we actually see more kids movies than adult movies.  I thought it was really good, just as good as the first one.  And yes, animated movies make me cry more than regular movies but I was able to fight back the tears in public ;)  I also made the realization that I am only working two out of five days this week, so that's a plus in my book.  Wednesday is my ENT doctor's appointment and I'm really hoping to get some answers then.  I'm just trying to stay positive about it and not think about anything else.

Today's mani is a fun one.  Summer means ice cream to me and I saw a cute print on Pinterest very similar to this design and knew that I wanted to re-create it on my nails.  I added the polka dots for a little something extra.  It also wouldn't be Monday if I didn't forgot my list of polishes that I used to create this.  I will try to remember it when I get home from work :)

To create this look, it was super simple!  I started with my stark white base of OPI Alpine Snow because I wanted all of the "flavors" of ice cream to really pop off of the background.  I started by drawing triangles with a small nail art brush for the cones.  The color for the cones is OPI San Tan-tonio.  I used a bunch of colors for the ice cream scoops, plus a dotting tool.  I finished off with some small polka dots with a nail art brush.  I wanted the dots to not be uniform, in my mind it made it a little bit retro-looking.  I finished off with topcoat.

I had a lot of fun creating this mani.  What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?  Mine are strawberry and mint chocolate chip ;)


  1. What a cute ice cream manicure! My favorite ice cream flavor is just plain old chocolate.

  2. Super cute and summery! :) I love strawberry ice cream!