Quickie Post: Happy Belated Valentine’s Day!

I knew that when I completed my “official” Valentine’s Day mani on Thursday evening, there would be a 98% chance it wouldn’t be uploaded until the following week. Well, the forecast was pretty accurate ;)

But, that just means that this weekend was jam-packed with lots of fun and love to celebrate the Valentine’s Day weekend!

For this design, I used Khaki from Love & Beauty by Forever 21 as the base, applying two coats to each nail. When the polish dried, I took a page from an old novel and tore it into pieces large enough to cover each nail fully. I soaked a cotton ball with alcohol and placed it over the piece covering my nail for about ten seconds, carefully peeling the page from my nail to reveal the text transfer. When I completed this process on all of my nails, I used a toothpick and bottle of gold glitter nail polish to write out the word ‘love’. Such a simple design, but I just love the way it turned out– it was exactly what I was hoping for!

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That’s it for today– I’m a little behind on the swatching, but you’ll hear back from me soon :) I hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day and a wonderful weekend!

 

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Pre-Valentine’s Day Mani(s)

Since Valentine’s Day is in just two days, it’s time I show you a couple of designs that I created last week to “practice” before I finalize my real Valentine’s Day manicure ;)

The first design I put together was a super easy-to-do dotticure; if you’re looking for something simple and not too flashy for Friday, I definitely recommend this one! I started off with two thin coats of I Gotta Blush On You from Sephora by OPI. Using a bobby pin as my dotting tool, I used a variety of polishes in various colors ranging from white to a dark fuchsia to create dots toward the cuticle of each nail.

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This next design features Trisha from Shimmer Polish, a beautiful salmon-colored glitter polish with subtle flecks of orange, gold and blue. Using I Gotta Blush On You again as the base, I applied two generous coats of Trisha on top. For the accent nail, I used two thin coats of Red Flare from Orly. After the polish dried completely, I hand-painted a heart using I Gotta Blush On You, then painted on roses using the red polish, using a green polish to paint on subtle leaves.

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love the dotticure, and I love the accent nail with the roses. I’m so indecisive on what I want to do for Friday– but I think I have a slight idea of what I’ll end up doing ;)

Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! This week, I of course had to commemorate the day of celebrating love, falling in love, and appreciating our independence from love by incorporating glitter, pinks, hearts and smooches into my fun nails:

Valentine's Day-Inspired Nails

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How are you celebrating today?