Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jar Of Hearts...

HAPPY SINGLES AWARENESS DAY!!!! I did 2 little lovey-dovey Valentines manis earlier this month full of pink & white & happiness.  This mani is def a more edgy vampy. In honor of this dark edginess...I'm dedicating it to my love for True Blood, and more specifically an ode to Bill + Sookie :) I am freakin addicted to this show (among many other things) and can't wait for Season 4 to come out on DVD!  I would like to say this represents the reality of 'love', the times when its rough & messy & sometimes theres heartbreak.  It's not always the perfect fairytale story.  

 To start this mani, I used "Metallic For Life" by OPI from the Nicki Minaj Collection....a truly stunning black jelly base densely PACKED small & micro round glitters & then some medium silver hex. I applied 2 coats to get it completely black...with 1 coat its more a dark charcoal. 

 next I used a fine tipped art brush to apply a red base in a V-shape to create a funky french tip look. For this part I used my go-to Essie red "Forever Yummy".
 Is it ever possible to have TOO much glitter??? I layered my favorite red glitter by OPI called "Speak For Your-Elf!" over the Essie red.  I just wanted MORE glitter! Is that so wrong?  This is a glorious red jelly filled with fine red glitters. GORGEOUS! (*an Ulta holiday exclusive I found on the sale rack)

What do you think of this unorthodox funky edgy Valentine's mani??? Too dark for you?
Hope everyone had a happy V-Day! Who else is in love with True Blood?

♥ For the first time in 140 years, I felt something I thought had been
lost to me forever. I love you... and for that I shall never feel sorry ♥
-Bill Compton


  1. YESSS!!! I too am waiting for the fourth season to come out b/c I am too darn cheap to pay for HBO. This manicure is perfect for the series and is really sexy and edgy.

  2. This mani screams True Blood! I have to say I'm not a fan of Bill anymore...I'm sweet on Eric now, even though he's a jerk :P ...wont say anymore..dont want to drop a spolier!