Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine's Nails

Hey y'all!  Happy Monday!  Today I have a super cute Valentine's mani to share.  I love, love, love how this turned out.  I used Pure Ice Sweet Tart and added Butter London Matte topcoat.  Sweet Tart is really gorgeous and perfect for Valentine's Day.


  


Did I mention that I love this because I do.  Adding the little beads was a little tedious but it really really didn't take too long, maybe 5 minutes.  This is such a simple design but really makes a huge impression.  Simple, pretty and romantic.  Perfect for that special Valentine's date, don't you think?  

13 comments:

  1. Ohh! gorgeous !
    I can't believe I did the same mani yesterday (but pink, not red!) I'm going to post it later today because today I was feeling lazy to crop and watermark the picture, lol.
    I thought I did a super original thing, but now... well, I guess it was not that original! :P

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  2. I love the glossy heart - it's so pretty against the matte red!

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  3. Perfect for Valentine's Day, I love the matte!

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  4. Ugh the matte topcoat makes this absolutely beautiful and the heart makes it fun and perfect for valentines day.

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  5. That is absolutely stunning! OMG... that metallic red matt-ified, and then the glossy bead-outlined heart... yep, perfect for Valentine's Day because I am in LOVE! :)

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  6. So very beautiful. Thanks for this lovely valentine!

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  7. Do you think you could do a tutorial on how to work with the tiny beads to make designs like this one? Or maybe just post some tips and tricks? I got some beads last month but they're so tiny; they intimidate me! BTW I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog I'm so glad I somehow came across it last week :) thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you found me :) I'm not sure when I'll have time to sit down and do an actual tutorial but I can kind of telll you how I do it. I make sure to have a pretty wet base, like here I made my heart with clear polish and while it was still wet I placed the caviar beads one by one. I used a small dotting tool and dabbed it slightly in some clear polish so it would be sticky enough to pick up the beads but not so much that it would be gloppy or anything just sticky. That's pretty much all I did. Occassionally if it wasn't wet enough in certain spots on my nails for the bead to stick I would take the dotting tool and add a bit more clear where the bead goes so it would stick. It's a very tedious job and takes a little bit of time but the end result IMO is awesome!!!

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Thanks for stopping by today, I would love to hear any comments or questions you may have! :)