Febrauary Nail Art Challenge- Valentine’s Day Nails

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying it with your significant other, children, pets, by yourself… whatever works for you :). I planned on spending the day with my little man and taking him to the beach for a picnic today but we’ve had nasty rainy weather here in Florida so we’re staying in instead.

Before I show you my Valentine’s Day nails, I have to tell you that I don’t really like them. I had an idea in my head and it just didn’t play out as well as I was hoping it would. I wanted to use pastel colors but I think it ended up looking similar to those candy conversation hearts and they look kind of Eastery. Image

ImageI do love how my index finger and ring finger turned out though :). They’re my favorite.

ImageMy mother in law bought me these Valentine’s Day nail art stencils from Avon last month so I tried using them yesterday when I created my mani. They left a bit of the red stencil behind when I pulled them off. You can see it on my thumb and ring finger. I tried to cover it up but ended up screwing them up a bit so I gave up lol. Also my top coat made my pinky bubble up.

ImageFor this mani I used Julep Renee, Essie Mint Candy Apple, Julep Carrie, Color Club French Tip, and Julep Blake.


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November Nail Art Challenge- Day 3

Hi everyone! I have been slacking lately around here. I’m so sorry for that. I’m going to promise to pick up the pace again. I have a few new Indies that I got recently and plan on showing off sometime this week too :).

So, it’s day 3 with the nail art challenge. The theme today is “inspired by a tutorial.” I’ve been so excited for this week since I decided to participate inĀ  Erica’s challenge.

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One of my favorite nail art bloggers is Chalkboard Nails. She has great tutorials and nail art. There is one in particular that I’ve wanted to try but just never have never built up the courage. It’s her Valentine’s Owl nail art which you can find the tutorial for here. I know, I know, It’s not Valentine’s Day or even close to February. That’s okay though. This is pretty enough to wear anytime of the year!

I started out with two coats of Essie Mint Candy Apple. I just love this color. I know I’ve worn it before but it was the perfect color for the base of this mani. What do you think?

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I was going to let this color dry over night and just start my art on it today. But like any impatient nail artist, I stayed up late into the night and got to work. It was okay though because I really wanted to see who our president was going to be for the next four years :).

The colors I used in this mani are as follows:

  • light pink: OPI If You Moust You Moust
  • dark pink: Butter London Snog
  • brown: Julep Vera
  • yellow: Julep Blake
  • black: Julep Brandt
  • white: Julep Kate

ImageImageThe hearts on my thumb are not my best work. I kind of hate how they turned out.

How do you think it turned out? I don’t think it’s too shabby for being my first major nail art attempt. I would like to revisit this mani in a few months and see how my skill level has changed. Maybe for Valentines Day :).

XOXO