Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cute As A Button Nail Art

Hi everyone!

Today I have a quick nail art look to share with you, and it's as cute as a button! Get it?

This is an all Julep look, using the following:

Eileen (White)
Madison (It's really Pink, but isn't coming off that way in the photos)
Annie (Blue)
Bette (Purple)

The Steps

1. I started with two coats of Eileen as my base.

2. Next I used the largest size dotting tool I have and created two dots on each finger using Madison.

3. To vary the size of the buttons, I took a small nail art brush and extended the circles until I was satisfied.

4. Using the same nail art brush, I used Eileen and free-handed a white rim just inside the edges of each button. 

5. Going back to Madison, I filled in the rest of the circles with a medium size dotting tool.

6. To complete the button look, I added two small "holes" with Eileen using the smallest size dotting tool I had.

7. I cycled through steps 2-6 two more times, first with Annie and then with Bette.

8. I finished the design by touching up noticeably bumpy edges with the same small nail art brush, and then sealed everything with two coats of Out The Door.

 I get a little obsessive over the clean up and making sure the edges are really smooth, so I spent wayyy more time than I should have on this, but I like the end result. At first I was unhappy with the transparency of the some of the buttons, but I knew the formula of the polishes going in. 

It's not perfect, but hey...I'm an amateur, right? :)

What do you think of this design?

Let me know in the comments below or give it some love on Facebook and Instagram.

Thanks for popping by!



  1. Definitely cute as a button! This is very bright and happy!

  2. This is such a cute and happy design. I love the colors that you used!

  3. WHAT omg these aren't done by stamps?!?! GIRL YOU ARE CRAZY GOOD!!

    1. Nope! But if there was a button stamp you better believe I'd be scooping it up!

  4. I saw this on Tumblr, fell in love with this design. Amazing :) Really like the colours.

  5. This is really good. These are definitely beyond amateur to me.

  6. this is awesome, i actually thought it was a stamp until i read further!! amazing job!

  7. Just found your blog and love your designs. When I saw this one I thought it was from a plate. Since its not and you mentioned to another commenter that you would love one with buttons, I thought I send you a link to a gal who sells awesome plates and one has a bunch of button designs. If you want any of her plates or stamping polish you just have to message her on facebook. Her stamping polish is fantastic and only $3 each and the plates are $6.

    I'll keep reading your blog if you keep posting, I put you in my bloglovin' list.


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