Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wearing My Hearts On My Nails!

Happy Valentine’s Day peeps!!

I couldn’t let a festive day go by without decorating my nails in tribute. After much deliberation, I decided to just cover my nails with some simple heart shapes. I took my inspiration from this awesome art done by Chalkboard Nails (My favourite nail blog - Sarah’s swatches and nail art are amazing! And I’m jealous of her lovely nails!), but switched it up a bit and went with hearts instead of lips.

My base colour is Zoya Kristen, and I free-handed the hearts with the small end of a dotting tool. A simple case of drawing two small stripes, slightly diagonally, until they meet in a heart shape. The colours I used are: China Glaze’s White on White, OPI’s Kiss Me On My Tulips (pink), Rimmel’s Hot Gossip (red), and Silver Multi Glitter by Barry M. Everything’s topped off with one coat of NYC In a New York Minute topcoat, and one coat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails topcoat (I’m using up some half-used bottles before I open a new bottle of Seche Vite!)

I’m pretty happy with the way these turned out, although my right hand looks terrible – I need to practice painting my art with my leftie! Although, I’m actually better at painting full coats of polish using my left hand, so it’s a bit weird.

Anywizzle, I hope everyone has a nice Valentine’s Day, and you get to spend it with someone you love! I, as always, will be at home watching TV – I will be spending some quality hours with my most recent TV crush, Arrow, and looking forward to them immensely. Maybe I’ll have some sweet dreams of being saved by The Hood afterwards! :-p

Ciao for now! x