Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine’s Day Nail Art!

I had been planning to do Valentine’s Day nails for a couple weeks before the day, but it wasn’t until Ashesela’s blog post with this nail design, did I really know what I wanted to do, so this look is mainly inspired by hers.

For this look, I used a lot of polishes, as well as my brushes and nail dotter:

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I started out taking step-by-step pictures, but once I got to the actual nail art itself, that sort of goes downhill. Sorry. To start, as usual, I painted on a coat of OPI Original Nail Envy.

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Next, I put on two coats of Fiji by Essie. (I apologize for the messy cuticles, I’ll clean it up later.)

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Then, one coat of L.A. Color Craze in Star Light to add some sparkle:

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This picture’s really just for fun, since it shows off the colours in the holo glitter so nicely!:

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Then I added the nail art. I did the hearts and middle stripes in Bubble gum pink by ELF, and the darker pink and white stripes were done with my L.A. Color Nail Deco stripers. The white dots, which are barely visible in these pictures, were done with my dotter and Sephora by OPI in A-ha! Moment.

Left Hand:

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Right hand:

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I’m really impressed that I managed to draw on my right hand almost as well as my left hand, since I’m right handed! I really couldn’t be much happier with the outcome. I wonder if I keep up doing nail art on both hands if I’ll start becoming ambidextrous! Haha!

The following pictures are with topcoat. I also added another coat of the holo glitter to my thumbs:

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So that’s what my nails look like for this Valentine’s day! I did them a few days early because tonight I’m going out until very late, so there will be no time when I get home, and tomorrow, I’m going out with my boyfriend, because we agreed it makes more sense for us to go out the day before actual Valentine’s day, since the restaurant we want to go to doesn’t serve it’s full menu for V-day, which is a little annoying, plus the restaurants will likely be less busy in general tomorrow. I’m excited!

Did any of you do awesome Valentine’s day nails? I’d love to see your art, or hear about your plans for Valentine’s day whether you’re single or not, since anyone can have cool plans!

Thanks for reading!

5 comments:

  1. These are so cute!!! :D I hope that you have a wonderful dinner!! ^-^

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    1. LOL somehow I completely missed you saying that you were inspired by my manicure! Thank you so much!! :D

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  2. i am going to attempt your valentine design, starting on it right now so wish me luck. I'll post a pic as soon as I can. I'm a beginner & still learning on my own so don't expect to much but i'll try. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!

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    1. Awesome, I'd love to see how it turns out!

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