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!

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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

Valentine’s Day 2015: Metallic Gradient & Roses Nail Art

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Valentine’s Day is still a couple weeks away, but I thought I’d get started on a few Valentine’s designs. I love how this one turned out, I think it looks super delicate. I began by applying a very thin coat of Sinful Colors Lively in Lilac, a semi sheer purple with pink glitter, on the index and middle finger as a base for the flowers. I outlined the roses with Salon Perfect Nail Art Black Ink, and filled them in with Sinful Colors Dancing Nails and Sinful Colors Vintage. To accent them, I made a few dots with Cosmetic Arts (an unnamed silver polish). I used the same silver and Dancing Nails to create the gradients on the thumb and ring fingers. I’m really proud of how they turned out. I didn’t use the sponge technique, but instead applied quick strokes with the nearly clean polish brushes. For the pinky, I used one coat of Dancing Nails, and dabbed two coats of Wet ‘n’ Wild Fastdry Atlantis on top.

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
Finger Paints Amethyst Atelier
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!

Valentine Heart Nails

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For the gradient I used Brucci’s Kathy’s Baby Blues and an unnamed nude from The Color Workshop that came in a gift set. For the hearts I used Mattese’s Pink Royale. I had been trying to think of what designs to do for Valentine’s Day for a while now, and for the first design decided to go with something relatively simple. I was disappointed with how the gradient turned out, but I think that’s largely because the nude I used isn’t too opaque so the blue overpowered it. For the hearts I just used the brush from the polish.