Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Vintage Valentine

Hello! Remember how I said that the threat of snow was looming? Well, the threat became reality today and I'm sitting here in a library with my heavy-duty winter boots on and a puffy coat taking over my chair. It's been snowing steadily since I woke up this morning and it doesn't look like it'll let up any time soon. I don't mind it so much but I'm a bit worried that it'll freeze overnight. Early morning + treks across campus + my clumsiness = disaster :P

So it looks like I'm starting the Valentine's Day festivities early this year. I want to get a head start because February will be a busy month and the fourteenth will surely come by too quickly. I'm hoping to do several  different Valentine's Day looks for you- hopefully you find something you like :) This manicure is a really simple one to do- perfect for a sweet, last minute look. I've had this wheel of half pearls sitting around for ages so I decided to use the smallest size to spruce these up.

To start I used American Apparel American Denim. I took a white striping polish to make vertical stripes down each nail. With a striping brush I painted on the roses using American Apparel Rose Bowl and American Apparel Office for the leaves. I used topcoat and tweezers to apply the half pearls along my cuticle.

How do you like the half pearls? Most of the time I feel like they're very outdated but sometimes they can be cute too :) Link or tweet me your pearl-adorned manicures! (@preciouspolish)



  1. I love this , such a pretty design!

  2. Brittney, these are so, so sweet! I love the combination of the stripes and the soft flowers. Stay safe out there in the snow! :D

  3. Such a romantic design and those roses are just perfect :x

  4. amazing design! and we have the snow too, its terrible!

    chloe @chlowitty blogs

  5. Whitney Swiedler22 January 2013 at 16:07

    this is such a sweet design!

  6. Beautiful! Love the pearls :D
    Aw, Brittney! You look gorgeous in the picture on your page!

  7. These are really pretty! I love how you used the pearls!