Happy Valentine’s Day (Day 18)

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Happy Valentine’s day fellow friends and readers!! ❤ ❤ ❤
VDay maniI was woken up at 7:50 this morning to my fiance serving me breakfast in bed. He even stopped at Starbucks to grab my favorite drink to enjoy with my Valentine’s day breakfast–I’m such a lucky girl. =)

OPI Charged up CherryOPI My Very First Knockwurst

OPI Charged up Cherry
OPI My Very First Knockwurst

Here is day 18’s manicure. OPI Charged Up Cherry and OPI My Very First Knockwurst. On my accent nail I have OPI Charged Up Cherry polka dots and all my other nails have an adorable little heart in OPI My Very First Knockwurst.

Vday mani 3 Vday mani 4I didn’t do the best job on the hearts. It seems like it has been a while since the last time I attempted them–I’m assuming last Valentine’s day.

I wish everyone a day full of love.

Happy Polishing ❤

 

Rawr!! <3

I know it’s been a long time since my last post. And I apologize. I’ve just been trying to get everything together before school starts (which is this coming Monday!!!! yeeeeee!!)

Hopefully this post makes up for it.

Now, I’m not really one for animal print. A little bit here and a little bit there isn’t so bad though. If I had to pick a favorite animal print it would probably be giraffe or zebra. I didn’t quite have the colors for a giraffe print, but I did do zebra! My inspiration came from this cute mirror for my purse.

I just picked this up at a Sephora the other day for only $8!! I absolutely love Tokidoki. I bought my first Tokidoki bag in 2005. It started with a bag here, some shoes there, a couple of vinyl toys there, and now nails. =)

First I started out with my nailene guides to tape off a slant on my nails.

If you buy the Perfect tips and toes by nailene you get the curved nail strips plus straight strips as well, which is what I used.

Using OPI Alpine Snow I painted the below the nail guide. When they were dry I removed the strip to reveal this.

To create an nice off white I used OPI No Bees Please (3 coats exactly).

I then waited for my nails to completely dry. I taped off my nails with some scotch tape to ensure that I didn’t get any nail polish on the top of my nails. Next, I used my Konad plate m69 for the zebra print. The color I used was OPI San Tan-tonio.

The step by step tutorial on how to use Konad plates is on this post.

I love Konad. It really is amazing and it makes nail art so easy!

To create the Tokidoki heart and crossbones I used my Crayola nail art stencils that I used in my newspaper print manicure to create the heart.

Using a dotting tool and a thin brush I painted the cross bones using OPI Charged Up Cherry.

That’s it. Here is one more picture for you guys.

Happy polishing!!

The classic cherry blossom

Happy monday ya’ll!

Yes I have done a cherry blossom design on my nails for the first time. Most of it free hand, but I was a little too lazy to figure out how to draw cherry blossoms.

First I started out with OPI Pearls Night Out.

This is a very sheer pearl. It is very subtle and classic.

I then used OPI You Don’t know Jaques to paint on the branches of my cherry blossom tree and OPI Who the Shrek are You to dot on some leaves.

For the cherry blossoms I used just generic flowers from one of my konad plates stamped with OPI Charged Up Cherry. This was super easy! It seriously took me less than 5 minutes to do.

Let me know what you think!

Happy polishing!