So pink is certainly not my default colour. Weirdly enough though, I actually own more nail polish in pink shades than any other. Anyway, with Valentines fast approaching (even though I am actually in a relationship, we don’t technically ‘celebrate’ it) it’s time for another themed design. I love the look of striping tape layered close together, I’ve done it once before in blue tones, and I had plenty of tape in pink to create the same effect. Ta da!
Unfortunately this is a little too pink for me, blergh…
So here’s my nail wheel for this year! I’m happy that I managed to finish the whole wheel this year, last years was a bit of a disaster as I was lacking creativity. I am also pretty happy with how most of them turned out – that bunch of flowers though no no no no no. Favourite? I’d have to say ‘Love’, ‘XOXO’, and the chocolate coated strawberry.
So continuing with Valentines Nails, here are two birds singing a love song to each other! Boke, only a few more days until this mush is over. (It is kinda cute though, right?….) The blue is one of the new Barry M polish I got for Christmas, it’s from their Gelly Collection called ‘Elderberry’. I’d say it’s a cool, grey/blue which I very much like. I mattified the whole design purely because I’ve not done so in a while and the design seemed to suit matte.
So for this simple design. I used ‘Ivory Queen’ for the base, two coats, it’s a very gentle peach, with a slight shimmer of gold. I must say I think it’s a colour I could wear on my nails without feeling the need to add any ‘art’, it’s a warm enough nude colour to not make me look ill (as so many other nude colours do) and also interesting enough for me not to get bored. The hearts are painted with ‘Knickerbockerglory’, how about that for a mouth full! A very bright pink which I’m sure would make an amazing base colour.
So I saw a heart design on ‘Rew Does Nails’ and wanted to recreate them. I’ve sort of done this design before here but had forgotten about them. I’ll be honest with you guys, I’ve just not been in the mood to paint my nails so this wasn’t a whole-hearted design (ahaha). Please forgive me. I decided to go dark because I’ve been using a lot of bright, cheery colours lately!
I’m diggin’ this whole pattern for a design right now. I only used a dotting tool for this one, so it was a pretty clean, easy design.
(I’m also still using my phone for pictures, I haven’t had the time to look for a new camera.)
I had some green heart confetti left over, and wondered how this would look on my nails.
My verdict – terrible.
Or at least how I applied them, I just kind of threw them on then topped with a glitter coat. Maybe if I had carefully placed them in some sort of pattern would have been more effective.