Wednesday, June 20, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Heart Nails

Big hello to you!

I've procrastinated this post for quite some time now. The very last post of my very first challenge. I started off as a total newbie, doing nail art for the very first time. Met a lot of lovely, incredible and supportive ladies who participated in this with me. I owe a lot to them for being so great and inspiring me and making me want to learn and do more nail art! SO, this last manicure of the challenge is titled "Your choice" and here it is! All about the love <3
I heart heart nails!

 I busted out my Chanels for this. You KNOW I love you if the Chanels come out ;)
From left to right: Kabuki, Rose Cache and Pirate. (I didn't end up using the white glitter on the top as I had planned because when I tried one, it gave off the wrong color or no color at all.)
 After letting my base coat dry, I applied 2 coats of Pirate (which is an AMAZING jelly like red creme) on the thumb, 3 coats of Rose Cache to index, ring and pinky, and 2 coats of Kabuki (again with the amazing, hot pink creme). While the ring finger was wet, I applied loose glitter in heart shape using the smallest dotting tool I have, It's almost a point and it picks up the glitter one at a time. Let the other fingers dry COMPLETELY. And then I stuck on my very own self made heart cut-outs from blue electrical tape and painted on hearts for the index and middle finger - then take off tape! While those were still wet I added the loose glitter one by one. Pink for the index and alternating pink and red for the middle. To complete the pinky, I dotted on the two little red hearts. The thumb was more difficult. Once the heart cut out piece of tape was on the nail, I used acetone to remove the polish inside the heart! To finish it, I applied a coat of clear and loose glitter one by one. You know I top coated all this with Seche Vite. PHEW.
 I'm really proud of how the thumb turned out! Well, proud of the whole manicure actually. This one is one of my very favorites! I'll have to recreate for Valentines. Or maybe my anniversary which is next month <3



Are you feeling the love as I say thank you and farewell to my first nail art challenge? And just in time, as many in this same group will be starting our Summer challenge this Friday :)

Have a great day everyone!
~Victoria


Here are the other ladies in this challenge with me!
Hannah from Polished Prisms
Amanda from Mandy's Polish
Heidi from DIY Polish & More
Katee from A Girl and Her Polish
Charlotte from Charlotte's Nails
Tess from Football and Fingernails
Karine from Karinea0a
Sharon from What Color is My Coat? 
Ashley from One Nail To Another
Dani from Rustic Comfort
Sue from Creative Nail Design by Sue
Amanda from Counting Down to Bliss
Kayono from Neues vom Kellerkind
April from Munia's Nails
Sharra from The Blahg
Jess from Nearly Natural Nails
CR from Color Me Silly
T from Mami Blogs
Alyson from Beads. Nails. Food.

23 comments:

  1. This looks stunning! I'm loving the design and the thumb nail looks amazing xx

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  2. This is gorgeous! Did you apply the glitter using tweezers?

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  3. As I was looking at these pictures I actually thought, "VALENTINES DAY." :)

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  4. OMG this is waaaaay too cute!!!! Love this!

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  5. OMG this is ADORABLE!! So freaking cute!

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  6. Awww this is so cute:) it reminds me of valentines day!

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  7. Aww, this mani is adorable! You should definitely recreate something like it next february.

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  8. this is adorable and really well done!!

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  9. Too cute! You are so creative again!

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  10. I am in love with this manicure (no pun intended :) ), and I love what you said about the Chanels!

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  11. Your thumb looks so cool!! I'm gonna have to remember this one next February.

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  12. Love this mani - it looks awesome. And the thumb is my favorite. I love the window through the nail polish.

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  13. Love the thumb nail. The whole mani is very pretty. Keep up the good work!

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  14. Adorable mani! The thumb looks amazing!

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  15. AMAZING! your thumb especially!

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  16. WOW! I am in love with these nails. Seriously, they are sooooo beautiful. You are SO talented. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog, its amazing!

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  17. So cute!!

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