Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Manicure Monday: Subtle Valentine's Day Nails!
Since I'm not one who is usually seen with red nails, I wanted to make this nail look a little bit on the subtle side but still in the lovey-dovey spirit!
For the nail polishes, I went with a nude-beige base, Julep in Florence. Since I am lazy (typical of me, right?), I made sure that I'd just need one coat. I slathered it on! Thinking back, I should've used a light-sheer pink shade for the base! For the hearts, I used Nails Inc Gel Effect in The Boltons. This is a gorgeous deep, shimmer red. If I wanted to go all out, I probably would have used the red as the base. *_* I kind of regret it now. The white hearts, which I had on my accent nails was my trusty Sinful Colors in Snow Me White (it's actually getting a bit gloopy now, must get a replacement soon!) Because I am such a newbie at freehanding hearts, I used a top coat to smooth out the nails. (It's a lifesaver!)
Nail Art Tools Used:
Toothpick! Like I just mentioned, I am such a newbie at making hearts. My hands just start shaking. Hence some of my hearts look like they are about to burst. The easiest way to make a heart is to draw a "V" shape and then just add a bit more on the sides to create the hearts. For the open hearts, it really took a lot of patience. I was constantly dipping the toothpick into the polish pool, drawing a section, wiping the toothpick and repeating. This is too prevent large dots from filling up the heart! Even though the hearts are not perfect, I actually like how it ended up! If there were any other messy parts, I just used the base polish to "erase" all the mistakes.
Nonetheless, I hope you liked this week's Manicure Monday! Take care and have a lovely week!