Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sweethearts


Hey all! This week has been a busy one for me so I haven't been able to catch up on blog reading and replying to comments, but fear not, I hope to get it done over the weekend :)

Today I have a pretty quintessential Valentine's Day manicure featuring lots of glitter and big hearts in a pink and purple colour scheme. I was home for the weekend when I did this one so I didn't have my usual polishes. I found this untried glitter, tokidoki Stellina, and knew that I wanted to use it. I pulled up another untried, China Glaze Creative Fantasy, which ended up being a disappointment. It had a promising jelly finish but was too uneven for me. Luckily, it makes a fantastic base for Stellina! Finally I paired the combo with a lovely pink creme that matched the scattered pink glitter in Stellina.


On my thumb, index, and little fingers I started with OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips. For the other two nails I used China Glaze Creative Fantasy with tokidoki Stellina layered on top. I free-handed the hearts and did the gradients with the polish brushes. I outlined the hearts with a dotting tool and OPI Pink Friday.

Aside from the polish combination I didn't have any plan for what I wanted to paint. Despite this I'm really in love with how these nails turned out! Don't you love it when that happens? :)

BRITTNEY XO

7 comments:

  1. Sonja@SundayManicures24 January 2013 at 17:25

    I just fainted! My fave colors!

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  2. Yun, The Polish Hideout24 January 2013 at 18:09

    Oh wow, this is so pretty!! Totally awesome for Valentine's day! :-)


    ~ Yun

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  3. That's the best part when you love your work! Sometimes it truely hurts me to remove mine. XD The color combi is great, it makes the nails pop out! I would totally wear this cute mani for Valentine's day :x

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  4. I've just finished going through all your posts. It was a pleasure to see so many beautiful manicures. You are very talented and gained a trustworthy follower in me ^^

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  5. Ooh it's so girly! hehe I love it!

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  6. I just want to say thank you sooooo sooooo much <3 You are so lovely and your comments always brighten my day. Thank you for taking the time to go through my blog- words cannot describe how much I appreciate it xoxo

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