Happy Birthday to me!  It's my birthday this week!  Yahoo!  To add to the festivities, I'll be doing a few birthday themed manis.  I want to wear these birthday candles all year round.  They're just so cute!  I must say I'm pretty impressed with my flame painting abilities.  :)  I taught my 18 month old daughter to "blow them out."  Cutest thing ever.

I used Cult Nails Mind Control as my base color.  Obviously these bright colors weren't going to show up on such a dark base, so I painted the candles and flames with my white Stripe Rite acrylic paint.  The pink/purple candle is Nina Ultra Pro Punki Purple.  The green is Orly Green Apple and the blue is Sinful Colors Savage.  My flames are actually three different colors.  The yellow is Sinful Colors Pull Over, there's some Sinful Colors Cloud 9  in there and the darker orange that you can really see is Jordana Orangesicle.

I topped this off with Jordana Quick Sine.  I was disappointed to see some considerable tip shrinkage within a few hours, but only on my middle finger.  Kinda strange that it only happened on one finger.  I do have a habit of rubbing the tip of my nails with my thumb, so that may have contributed to it.  Despite the shrinkage, Jordana Quick Shine is still my go to top coat.