Good morning my loves! What is everyone up to today?
I have for you today my Day 5 design for the Nail Art Challenge - Valentine's Day Nails. I have never really been "woohoo" about Valentine's Day, I think it's important to make sure to let your loved ones what they mean to you every day of the year. Also, stores way over-price stuff like flowers and chocolates for Valentine's Day. Just gimme my chocolate at it's regular price, please and thank you :P
So.. since I did my gel polish the other day with Gel II Blue Blue, I had a challenge ahead of me to make my nails Valentine's-y enough. Blue isn't really a good Valentine's Day colour, I didn't really think that through to well, lol. So, off to Pinterest I went, and found this pin and I knew I could make it work if I altered it a little bit :) Pinterest is great for bringing out your creativity! I find myself looking through them for ideas, then end up altering them for what I like, or with the colours I have/want to use.
For this, I used Gel II Blue Blue for my base colour, then using my homemade dotting tool (tailor's pin stuck in the eraser of a pencil) created hearts using Julep Deluanay and Carrie, then randomly placed dots of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On. Sorry if my cuticles look super dry! I didn't notice that until I was watermarking :( I swear I use Pure Cuticle Oil EVERY DAY, 3-5 times per day :) That reminds me, I have to put some on! :)
So for having a blonde moment about the blue background, I think these turned out pretty alright for Valentines's Day :D I love the little hearts! I heart them ;)
And look how well the gel is standing up! The thing I am loving about the gel is that you can do nail art over it all you want, and when it's time to take it off, or if a design doesn't come out the way you want, you can just use acetone-free remover to take it off and ta-da!! Your nails are ready, with a base colour, to have nail art applied again! This is going to be especially helpful for stamping when you can't get the stamp placed just right on your nails :)