Thursday, April 5, 2012

What is better than coffee?

 There is only one thing that I can think of that is better than coffee and that is a rad, rockin,g robust coffee design on my nails!  I have been waiting to share this mani with you guys and I am SO stinking excited.  I really hope that you guys like it as much as I do.  I wish I could say that I thought of this all on my own but I was inspired once again.  I do not know who originally thought of this design but if you know, PLEASE tell me so I can give this rockin chick some freaking credit!  

Bad hand

Good hand

This was way easier to do than I thought.  First I did the coffee beans, just by doing some ovals.  They didn't have to be perfect because hey, coffee beans aren't perfect.  Then I went through and added the lines through the center of the coffee beans.  Did the cups and the steam and the words...  Do you guys think I should do a tutorial when I do mani's like this?  I never know because I generally look at the end result and can just go from there but I know other people like being shown step by step how to do something.  Please let me know what you guys want because I am here for you!  I want to inspire and be inspired!

Base Coat: Avon Smooth Beginnings
Base Color: Nude It by Essence - 2 coats
Coffee Beans: Brown acrylic mixed with some white to make it lighter
Stripe in center of coffee bean and coffee in cup: Brown acrylic mixed with a tad black to make it a dark dark brown
Coffee mug: White Acrylic
Top Coat: INM Out the Door


  1. Your "bad hand" doesn't look bad at all! I really like this! It's making me want the Coffee ice cream that's in my freezer right now :)

    1. Yum! Coffee ice cream. You just made me wish Cold Stone was still open. :-( They made the yummiest coffee ice cream concoction ever.