I think this is a fun mani and I enjoyed putting it together. However, and I am trying to be honest here, I really disliked wearing it! I wore it as a full manicure to work and I had to take it off as soon as I got home…it was just driving me crazy!! It is “sickeningly cute” as I said before, which is what makes it so fun for Valentine’s, and also what made me want to take it off immediately. However, for some people, this may be the perfect romantic look! Do you like this look? Do you like basic French tips, or do you feel they are sort of outdated? I’d love to hear your opinions, because I’m kind of torn on this one! Thanks for reading!! =) Love you all!
This post is part of my Valentine’s Nail Series =) I am challenging myself to post “Valentines-y” manis everyday in February through Valentine’s Day! I’m not necessarily trying to do heart nail art for 14 days, just nails inspired by the colors and feel of the holiday. Remember how exciting it was when we were kids and had Valentine’s Day parties at school and ate cupcakes and candy and enjoyed spending time with our friends? That’s the Valentine’s Day feeling I’m inspired by! Most of the manis I do in the next two weeks could easily be redone with any color scheme, so allow yourself to be inspired too!
Hi polish lovers! Today I am showing you my first attempt at nail design using a straw as a type of “stamper.” I started with a base of two coats of OPI Mod About You, a milky, almost chalky, soft pink. On top of that I made an abstract design using the end of a straw dipped in polish! I used a variety of polishes to make the design: OPI That’s Berry Daring, OPI Keys To My Karma, OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, Julep Helena, and OPI Pink Friday (I have the mini bottle). I “blobbed” some polish on to a paper plate, dipped the end of my straw in, and applied it to the nail. I sealed in all the cuteness with a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.
|Mod About You, That’s Berry Daring, Keys to My Karma,
Lucky Lucky Lavender, Helena, Pink Friday
I was impressed with how pretty each color turned out! I added white dots at the base of each nail to tie it all together. I actually love putting dots at the base of my manis…it adds a little something that I think is super fun =) I’m surprised it hasn’t popped up in my posts yet! The dots are in White On White!
- Assemble your supplies. You will need a paper plate (or something else to mix your polishes in/on), a nail polish brush from an old bottle, a toothpick or dotting tool to mix, white and black polish, and your base color. As always, protect your work area. Apply your base coat. Now you’re ready!
- “Blob” some of your main color on your paper plate. You want to put enough down so that you can paint two nails with it, probably two coats each. Add several drops of black polish and mix it up with your toothpick or dotting tool. If you are happy with this being your darkest color, paint your pinkies this color (or however you’re planning on ordering your color gradient). If you want your darkest color even darker, you can paint your second fingers that color and add more black to it for the darkest shade.
- Paint your middle finger with your main shade. That’s easy!
- Similar to step 3, use white polish to mix up lighter shades for your last two fingers. You can’t really mess up the mixing. Add black and white polish and mix away =) Just make sure you work efficiently because the polish will get tacky on the paper plate.
- Between shades, wipe your brush on a paper towel and you may even want to dip it in some acetone. My brush got all gunky and hard to work with by the end.
- Top it off with your favorite top coat. Dots are optional!
Hi everyone! I hope this post finds you well =) Today I’m showing you Watercolor Nails. I’ve seen these popping up all over the blog world, so I decided to give them a try! I followed a tutorial from Rebecca Likes Nails, and it was relatively easy to do! I used China Glaze Make Some Noise, China Glaze Aquadellic, and OPI Need Sunglasses?, and China Glaze White On White as the base.
I like this look…my mom said it looked like dyed Easter eggs! =) I think I’ll enjoy it much more in the Springtime than I do right now, at least in this color combination! Do you like the watercolor look? Is this something you would try? Thanks so much for stopping by and reading! Get excited for my Valentine’s Nail Series starting February 1st!! <3