Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Whether you go it solo or are with a loved one, I hope your Valentine's day is awesome!
One of my personal goals for 2014 is to do more nail art and I've done some nifty accent nails here and there but today I'm sharing my first full mani where I used a few different techniques to achieve the look.

When I set out to do this nail art, the first inspiration that popped in my mind was the Floral Grunge mani that Missy from Gnarly Nails did last year in April. It was so well received by her readers, that she wrote a tutorial to show how to do it! I've often thought of that mani and how beautiful it was and so here's my take using some of the same techniques she used.

xoxoJen Valentine Nail Art
xoxoJen Valentine Nail Art

The base color is a PR Sample from Glitterdaze Winter collection called Pop-Pink Bubbly which is a very hot pink color. I think its neat how the matte topcoat transforms it into a darker shade. I then stamped it with Vivid Lacquer VL001 plate's plaid design with Konad black and again with Orly Shine. After that I used the heart design with SH Whirlwind White and then sponged on WnW Black Creme for a grunge effect. I let it dry for a bit and then added matte topcoat. Huge thanks to Missy for inspiring me! It was fairly easy and a lot of fun to create!

I created the nail art a few weeks ago so I could have it for today's blog entry so I'm also going to share what I'm wearing today!

How to make a special day more special to me? Add a splash of purple somewhere! Colors By Llarowe's Feelings Whoa Whoa Whoa is that splash of purple. And oh how I love it! The formula is wonderfully opaque and smooth. Not only is it purple, but it has a very vibrant holo rainbow that I'll be enjoying all day! One coat will do, but I used two cause I'm habitual like that. :)
xoxoJen Colors by Llarowe Feelings, Whoa Whoa Whoa
xoxoJen Colors by Llarowe Feelings, Whoa Whoa Whoa
xoxoJen Colors by Llarowe Feelings, Whoa Whoa Whoa

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(Disclosure: The Glitterdaze polish was previously sent for review purposes and then used again with this nail art design)


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