So as you may have gathered from my recent posts, I’m a little conflicted about Valentine’s Day. I love all things pink and sparkly and heart shaped every other day of the year but there’s something weird about this stooopid holiday that makes it less of a celebration when you’re single. I still want to do nail art but the nagging single-ness stops me reaching for the neon pinks and heart shaped glitters. (My poor heart shaped glitters, they get so little love, ironically.)
So when I saw this post on mkmyday it spoke to me! Then I came across Sinful Colors Snow Me White in Dealz and fate decided for me! Black and white it is! If you like nail art then you should really check out mkmyday on tumblr or instagram. They do the coolest designs :)
A word about Snow Me White. Perfection.
It is the most perfect white creme ever. The formula is like melted butter. Two coats and done. Highly recommended. I did the little shaky hearts and dots with my Model’s Own Nail Art Pen. Then added a coat of Essie Matte About You. I’ll be honest; I only added the matte topcoat because I thought it was my regular topcoat. The bottles are identical. :)
Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Model’s Own nail art pen.
Thanks for looking! :)
I wanted to do an Anti-Valentines day mani for all us single girls, who may or may not, get really bloody annoyed at seeing pink love hearts everywhere! Everywhere! :)
I thought this polish would be perfect. It’s a sheer black polish with lots of dark red, almost burgundy, shimmer. It gives full coverage after three coats, which is what I used. Even the name is perfect! :)
Wet n Wild Under Your Spell:
Then I used my No.2 Born Pretty Store brush, (that I reviewed here), to make a negative space heart. (For the empty heart shaped hole where love should live but it doesn’t! It’s empty!) (Bitter? Moi?)
I was reluctant to try negative space manis because I can’t bear the thought of having naked nails, even partially naked! I added topcoat just to have some polish over the heart, I know it’s weird. I’m a nail NeverNude.
So I panicked and used the dotting tool on the bottom of the brush to put glitter inside the heart. (The way I put chocolate in my real heart, to fill the gap.) (Emotional eater? Moi?)
Wet n Wild Under Your Spell and Catrice The Huntsman:
At this stage the girly, sparkly side of me came flooding out when I filled the little heart with glitter and I put glitter on everything! (There’s a metaphor in there somewhere..)
So there’s my confused mani! It doesn’t know whether it’s a sparkly Valentine’s day mani or a dark, empty Anti-Valentine’s day mani.
Which look are you going to wear for the big day? :D
Thanks for looking!
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Hi Everyone! :)
Happy Valentine’s Day! <3
I have a couple of looks to show you today:
I found this gorgeous light pink nail polish from Catrice called Apropos Coco and thought it was perfect for Valentine’s Day. Of course, I had to add a little sparkle to it. So I added the little heart using Barry M Rose Quartz and the rhinestones because they matched the glitter. I thought it was a very sweet, girly mani.
Next, I have a purple stripe heart mani because it was requested by Margaret after I posted this Sinful Colors mani.
I wanted to make it a bit different so that I wasn’t repeating myself so I did ombre hearts.
I used, from pinkie to index, Nails Inc Duchess Street, China Glaze Creative Fantasy, Bella Pierre Lavender and Sinful Colors Beverly Hills. The white is Deborah Lippman Amazing Grace.
I did a dotted heart on my thumb with the same purple polishes and really liked how it turned out. (I sometimes experiment on my thumb because you never see it :)
So, instead of repeating the striped hearts on my other hand, I decided to try the dotted heart again, only in pink. I liked it again!
By now, I was confident that I could do dotted hearts and did them on my whole hand..but I think I was overly confident because they don’t look like hearts!
I love the different sized dots though – it’s like a cute colour blind test. Next time I’ll just dot the whole nail and I think that will look better.
What do you guys think of my Valentine’s nails?
I hope you’re all having a great day!
Thanks for looking :)
Hi Everyone :)
Today I have another Valentines mani to show you guys.
I bought a set of Deborah Lippman polishes in TK Maxx and wanted to try this gorgeous vampy shade immediately. I also wanted to do another striped heart; so I used Catrice Genius in a Bottle for the heart, and some round gold studs, from a nail art wheel I bought in River Island, to tie the whole thing together.
I was really pleased with how this came out, I thought it was very grown up! I also really liked the red and gold together.
What do you think of this mani? It is suitable for Valentines Day?
Thanks for looking!