The last guest post in this series is brought to you by none other than Michelle from Sonoma Nail Art!
Hi polish friends! I am Michelle from Sonoma Nail Art and I was delighted to be asked to do a Valentine’s guest post for Briana’s blog. Little fat cherubs are so cute, and a typical Valentine’s symbol, so I decided to go with it for my guest mani.
I have a little cherub on my thumb, random pink and purple hearts on my index, ring, and pinky fingers, and a lacy heart on my middle finger.
I started with a base of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in French Kiss, this is three coats. Unlike this photo, the color in real life is more of a salmon pink. The name is great for a Valentine’s manicure, don’t you think?
Next I added TINY white dots of acrylic paint around the heart to simulate a lacy edge. I used my small nail art brush (I got it at Sally’s Beauty Supply, and it has an orange handle and is labeled #306) to do these dots. I had to keep thinning my acrylic paint with water to make sure the paint was super thin and would make these teeny dots. If your paint is too gloopy, you can’t get this kind of detail.
Finally I added smaller hearts on my other fingers and sealed everything with a coat of Seche Vite topcoat. Any of the elements of this manicure would make a fun Valentine mani. The cherub, the mini hearts, or the larger lacy heart. Have a great V-day!
Yet another beast nail artist! Way to go Michelle!!
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Greetings from Australia! I’d like to thank Briana for welcoming me to her blog :)
Today I will be showing you a mani that I love and would be perfect for Valentines Day coming up soon! I don’t have any step by step pictures or a tutorial as such, but I can definitely give you a rundown of the steps to create this look.
The products I used for this mani include:
- - Orly Strengthening & Repairing base coat
- - Sally Hansen I Do (base colour)
--OPI Teenage Dream (1st French layer)
--China Glaze Pom Pom (2nd French layer)
--Art Club Striper in White (Lace)
--Art Club SilverGlitter (Centre of lace)
--SecheVite Dry Fast top coat
1. 1. First paint your nail with your favourite base coat and allow to dry.
2.2. Next paint your nails with a sheer nude or pinkish polish. I’ve used Sally Hansen’s I Do.(This step is optional)
3.3. Using Teenage Dream, paint down to about halfway of your nail and let that dry.
4.4. Now using Pom Pom, paint down a quarter of your nail and leave it to dry
5.5. Using the white striper polish, paint 2 parallel diagonal likes from the side of your nail to the free edge of your nail. After, paint half circles along the outer parts of those lines. Add small dots or very short lines around those half circles.
6.6. Using the silver glitter striper, add some glitter to the centre of the 2 lines.
7.7. Finish off with a top coat to seal your design & you’re done!
I hope the tutorial was easy to follow and that you like these simple and chic nails :) Thanks again to Briana for featuring me on her blog. Keep up the good work on your blog, you are welcome on mine anytime :)
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This polish is so beautiful and a must have in any collection!!!!! I added one coat of Essie Matte About You. I stamped on the heart design with Cheeky stamping plate CH03, Kleancolor Metallic Pink, and Kleancolor Metallic Blue.
That's right! I have more goodies of the nail polish kind! On with the pics!
L-R Pucci-licious, Worth the Risque, Diamond Drops, Artsy Crafty
Pucci-licious is a vibrant blue-toned medium purple creme from the Poptastic Collection.
Worth the Risque is sort of a gun mental silver linear holographic polish from the Femme Fatale Collection.
Diamond Drops is from the upcoming Blossoming Collection. The best part is that it's shards of silver holographic glitter!
Artsy Crafty is a really really really dark green from the back to Boho collection. It is much darker on the nail than it is in the bottle.
L-R Golden Age of Glitter, After Party, Posh Princess, So Hot Right Now
Golden Age of Glitter click here for review and swatches.