Alright ladies...we are just 2 weeks away from Valentine's Day (aka Happy Singles Awareness Day)! Haha...wanted to get a head start on the holiday of love, hearts, teddy bears, roses, chocolates. Wal-Mart's already been a land of pinks, reds, balloons, & everything Cupid for over a month ;) I wanted to step up my nail art game in honor of such a passionate annual celebration...go all out. I got inspiration from all over the internet. I also love the shape of my natural nails, but wanted longer nails for my french tip-style art. Didn't want anything as permanent or damaging as acrylic. I glued on some Kiss nails to my tips & filed the edges so it blended into my natural nail bed. After that, I applied my acrylic gel base coat & painted as normal. Did a different art design on every finger, used 8 different polish colors, and....finished with some delicious Seche Vite topcoat! Check out these pics of my love-filled nails :)
Main colors: Accent Colors:
China Glaze "Go Go Pink" NOPI "Have A Heart"
NOPI "Kim-pletely In Love" Essie "A Cut Above"
NOPI "It's All About The Glam" Essie "Forever Yummy"
Revlon "Stiletto" OPI "Speak For Your-Elf!"
Above: little sample of the mess I was making with my Nailene Tip Tape
Below: just finished around 2am! used NOPI "Kim-pletely In Love" as the base for all nails first
(1 coat is completely clear-sheer with a slight blue iridescent shimmer in sunlight)
**Pleasant surprises: Revlon ColorStay "Stiletto" is a gorgeous perfectly opaque black creme with 1 coat AND it's very affordable $$$. Also, loving the OPI used for the pointer finger & ring finger...fabulous jelly-based red glitter.
Left: used Essie LuxeEffects "A Cut Above" over the white tip to create a little glittery tiara
Right: picked the hearts out of the NOPI "Have A Heart" for my middle fingers
Are you in L.O.V.E with this glittery heart-filled mani? Do natural nails or these look better?
Happy Valentine's Day!!!! .....will you be mine?