Step 1: Choose a base/background color for the design.
I chose OPI's Suzi Loves Cowboys. This is 3 coats.
Step 2: I freehanded half and semi circles onto the nail using
Essie Sand Tropez.
Step 3: Choose 3-4 colors for your doughnut frosting. I used
OPI's Rumple's Wiggin', Wet N' Wild's Tickled Pink, and
Sinful Colors's Unicorn and Snow Me White.
Step 4: Using a large dotting tool, dot on your frosting around the
center of each doughnut, alternating between colors.
Step 5: Using your original base color and the large dotting tool,
add a dot in the middle of each doughnut.
Step 6: Using a very small dotting tool, dot on colors for your
sprinkles, alternating colors depending on what color the frosting is.
Step 7: And finally, use rectangular loose glitter to add more
"sprinkles" if desired! And voila! Doughnut nails.
I know they certainly aren't perfect, but they were fun to do! I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, and if you have any ideas for improving on the design, please feel free to leave me a comment with your tips!
Have you ever done the cupcake nails or a variation on them? Let me know in the comments! (if you've done the cupcake nails, feel free to leave me a link to the post on your blog about it! I'd love to see your take on the design!)