Month of Untrieds: Frankenpink Cupcake manicure

My daughter had a birthday recently and one of the things I wanted to do was special nails to celebrate it. I decided to go with cupcake nails, because it is something I had never done before!

For my base, I used a pink frankenpolish I made. I’m not sold on it, lol, I had added in some holographic glitter (from Sall Hansen – Disco Ball) and it ended up making the polish a bit textured/chunky and I am just not a fan of anything textured on my nails most of the time. Luckily, a coat of Seche Vite evened things up enough for it to be tolerable.

Cupcake nails
Cupcake nails

I started off with two coats of my frankenpolish and then top-coated it with Seche Vite. Once that was dry, I dotted my middle and pinky finger using Barielle – Going to the Chapel and China Glaze – X-ta-sea.

I applied 6 strips of striping tape to my index nail in a diagonal pattern and then painted over the top with OPI – Don’t Touch my Tutu and immediately removed the tape. I applied 5 strips of striping tape to me ring nail in a parallel pattern and then painted over it with China Glaze – X-ta-sea. Once these stripes were dry, I used a narrow striping brush to paint the white on, dotted with pink for sprinkles. I covered all of my nails with a coat of Seche Vite and immediately added the red heart gem to the top of cupcake. Doing this while the top coat is still very wet allows you to make adjustments to placement without hurting your manicure.


  • ORLY – Nailtrition
  • Frankenpolish – Pink
  • Barielle – Going to the Chapel
  • China Glaze – X-ta-sea
  • OPI – Don’t Touch my Tutu
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat

This mani ended up being rather time consuming, mainly because I did both hands the same way and I am terrible with my right hand, so I had to take extra time to do it just right. End result was totally worth it! It looked really cute and my daughter went bananas over it and was so happy that I had taken the time to do my nails just for her.