Betty Boop Nail Art

I love how these Betty Boop nails turned out! I was inspired to do them after I saw a few episodes the other day. It had been such a long time since I’d seen it so I couldn’t remember much of the other characters. Drawing Betty Boop was a little difficult, especially since I had to file my nail to an awkward length after a break, but I managed it pretty well. I used Revlon Ravishing for the red and Ciaté Cream Soda for the gray. For the rest of the design and details, I used a combination of nail art liners and pens.

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Valentine’s Hearts Drag Marble Nails

Here’s an easy heart and rose petal drag marble design for Valentine’s Day! I applied two coats of China Glaze Rose Among Thorns (Neon) for the base color then let it dry. Once I was ready to start the drag marble, I applied a third coat and then quickly dotted Sinful Colors Tutu, a sheer pink, on the sides. Using a thin liner brush, I dragged through the middle of the dots to form the petals. Then, using Sinful Colors Tokyo Pearl, I added two small dots in the middle of each pair of petals and dragged down to create the heart shape.

I’m happy with how it turned out and it wasn’t that time consuming. A design like this would also work well as an accent nail if you don’t want to go through the trouble of doing it on all of the nails.

Valentine’s Day Mirrored Nails

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Some quick and easy Valentine’s Day inspired nails. I did these using Born Pretty Mirror Nail Polish, which I recently bought and love! I’ll be posting a more in-depth review of that nail polish soon. These have more of a chrome finish because of the top coat, but I’ll get more into that in the review post.

After applying the mirror polish, I used Kleancolor Bite Me, a shimmery red, to paint the hearts. I just used the polish brush, drawing the hearts in a V motion. To outline them, I used Hurricane Nail Art Silver, which I also used to draw the smaller hearts on the index and pinky nails. I like that they don’t look super obvious, but are more of a relief effect.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day 2016: Stamped Love Nails

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I didn’t really have any ideas for a Valentine’s Day design this year, so I decided to go for another stamped look. Continue reading

31DC2015 Nails You Love – French Tip Hearts

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Finally the last nail art of the 31 Day Challenge!! It feels so rewarding to complete it. I was a little hesitant about the challenge this year because I was getting tired of some of the prompts, but I’m glad I still did it because a lot of great nail art came out of it! Anyway, moving on to today’s design . . .

These nails are inspired by Janelle Estep’s Easy Negative Space Heart French Tips. Her tutorial is really easy to follow and this design didn’t take long at all. It’s very cute and a great way to add interest to regular french tips. While her hearts are clear in the centers, I decided to change mine up by adding Orly Pixie Powder, a purple glitter. To match, I chose the purple rhinestones instead of silver. Adding an accent color is a good way to make the design look less bridal and more everyday.

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Red French Tip Hearts Nail Art

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I love how these turned out! I’ve done heart tips before, but never on a pointed/round nail. It took me a while to file the nails to get the exact shape I wanted, but I’m really happy with them now. As you can see from the photo, I decided to make each nail different. For the index and ring fingers I used red flocking powder, rhinestones for the middle finger, foil on the pinky, and I left the thumb with only the nail polish. The base is Milani Creme Brulee and the hearts are Sparitual Radiant.

On a different note, I started using again an old instagram (cmyknails) account I had. I took a photo of these nails, and on there the index nail has glitter instead of flocking powder. I changed it later, because I didn’t like how the glitter looked, but if you want to see that, you can always check it out there!

Valentine’s Day 2014: White Hearts

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Sally Hansen White On
Sephora by OPI Bare to Be Different
Ying’s Color Pastel Cocoa

To get the swirls, I painted the hearts, then dotted Pastel Cocoa on the corner to give the impression that it was my natural nail color, then dotted white slightly higher.

Accent Heart Nails

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m really happy with how clean the hearts came out on this one. I followed Michelle Phan’s tutorial, where you use bandages to make the stencil. It was a bit tricky not making the hearts too big.

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Finger Paints Scenery Greenery
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Sinful Colors Rain Storm
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Valentine’s Stripes & Dots

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For the thumb and middle finger I used OPI’s Mod About You. Unfortunately it’s the last I will be using of it as it’s gotten extremely thick and too difficult to work with. I added thinner not too long ago, but that didn’t help much. I bought it about three years ago, but I have older polishes that still work fine. In general, I’m not a huge fan of OPI, because the brush is too big. I do love this color though! For the ring finger I used Sinful Colors’ Pink Forever which is slightly brighter in person. And on the index finger and little finger I used Revlon’s Flirt, which I just bought today and love! The only downside is that it’s very runny, so I had to do a lot of clean-up. For the white I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White Out.

I still have one more Valentine’s Day design I plan on doing that I’m really excited for!