This past Saturday was my birthday, and it was a wonderful day! Husband took me to see the Sleeping Beauty ballet, and I just loved it. Hadn't seen it in years and years, but I still had that same feeling of innocent glee that I always did as a kid, watching ballets at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans with my parents. This ballet ended with a ginormous fall of glittering confetti, showering everyone on stage in sparkling pink and gold, and if I ever find a nail polish that recreates that effect, I might never wear anything else again.
Fortunately, my birthday also gets very high marks for not seeing a resurgence of the migraine that tried to crush my skull the night before. As a result of that, I didn't have the time (or the eyesight) to do the Sleeping Beauty nail art I'd hoped to try that night, but I still was able to fit in some quick, cute birthday cupcake nail art before we left for the ballet because birthday-less nails was not an option.
The base is Skinfood BL003 Green Bean Milk, and then I painted 1/3 of each nail with Revlon Colorstay Passionate Pink. The rest of the design is acrylic paint, which I went with because it dries faster than polish, but nail polish would work just as well for these. I just striped on some lighter pink for the cupcake cup lines and swooshed around a couple coats of fluffy white for the icing. Some colourful dots made candy sprinkles, and then I added light purple candles. The candle flames are a very rough mixture of the orange and yellow from the sprinkles, only partially blended so that it could look just a little bit more like flame. Of course, you had to be within about two feet of my nails to notice that part... (^_-)
So, cupcake nails and a lovely ballet, and after, we had a great dinner of Korean BBQ, where we ate all the kimchi and drank all the Hite beer, and my migraine didn't come back, and Husband got me a fabulous spa certificate and a sparkly princess birthday card (that dude knows me so well). All in all, a fantastic day!
PS, there's about 10 days left in my Birthday Giveaway! And with that, I've probably said "birthday" enough times for one post now, so, over and out!