Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday - Coffee

Hi everyone! Time for Twinsie Tuesday!  Today's theme is coffee.  I was stumped for a while about what I could do besides plain brown.  None of my stamping plates have anything coffee related and my free hand skills need some work.  Then I thought about latte/cappuccino art!

So I brought out my Uber Mat and did some dry marble decals because I couldn't find my latex lol. These aren't quite as uniform as latte art and ended up looking more like stirring cream into coffee.  I kind of like how they came out, but the brown feels like it clashes with my skin.  I'd definitely do it again with different colors.

dry marble coffee nail art

dry marble coffee nail art

For this look you need:

  • Dark brown polish. I used Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme
  • Light tan/cream polish. I used OPI You're So Vain-illa
  • Toothpick
  • Plastic ziploc bag or Uber Mat.  I've even seen some people use those silicon baking sheets.
  • Quick dry top coat.  I used KBShimmer Clearly On Top.
  • Nail File
  • Scissors
  • Acetone and clean up brush
How I did it:
  1. Paint a square the size of your nail with the dark brown polish on your plastic bag or Uber Mat.  Make sure it's a thick coat and opaque.  Dab it on if you have to.
  2. Drop a few drops of the tan polish on the the wet dark brown.
  3. Using your tooth pick swirl and make any design you want while everything is completely wet.
  4. Let sit for a while and then paint your quick dry on top.  Don't be neat, get it all outside the "lines" to make it easy to peel off.
  5. After everything is dry peel off your decals.  Paint a nail with top coat and place the decal on top.
  6. Press down and using your nail or a cuticle stick, press down around the cuticle and file the edge of your nail to get the excess decal off.
  7. Clean up around the edges with your acetone and clean up brush
  8. Top it all off with top coat!
Be sure to check out what the other Twinsies did!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sharon at Behind Green Eyes 


  1. Wow, these are gorgeous!! I really really like these!

  2. It's really pretty! That's a great idea to do the cappuccino foam swirls!

  3. I love everything about this! Absolutely beautiful!

  4. You had me at coffee. But then I saw your gorgeous nail art and I was in awe. I really love that you also were willing to include such a great tutorial. I can't wait to try this technique out. Gorgeous post. <3

  5. I really love this look! It's kind of trippy! I don't think the brown clashes with your skin tone, but what's important is what YOU think ;)

  6. I think these colours work well on you, including the brown, and I adore this final look!

  7. Nice manicure! It looks so neat :)

  8. I saw this on Facebook. It's utterly and completely stunning. The colours look beautiful x

  9. Love this, it really reminds me of coffee.

  10. Very pretty! They are spot on for coffee.

  11. Reminds me of marble tile. I love it!

  12. This looks really awesome Savannah!

  13. Love this! It really does look like cream mixing into coffee :)

  14. That's a fabulous needle drag. Very nice indeed.


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