I've been seeing Valentines manicures starting to pop up around the blogosphere. I saw Brooke use this plate a few days ago & thought I'd give it a try. I had a really short time frame for this mani, so I had to work quick, but I'm actually really pleased with how it turned out, almost exactly as in my head =)
A lot of the time when I do a french manicure I don't feel the need for anything other than my normal base coat, but since my nails have a little yellowing right now I dug through the unworns for a sheer pink & came up with L'Oreal Bijou Facets B. Sweet. I didn't really notice in the bottle, but once on the nail I saw that this slightly frosty sheer pink has tiny pink bar glitter in it, adding a little bit more bling. I used one coat of that, then free handed my tips (messily I'll admit) with Color Club Black. Then I used Psyche Pink Konad polish & image plate m73 to stamp the heart design on the tips:
Not bad for what was actually about a 20-minute mani start to finish LOL. Plus I came across a lot of pinks in my search, so now they're cluttering up my desktop & I think I'll try & use more of them coming up to Valentine's Day since during the rest of the year I'm probably less than half as likely to wear pink LOL.
Thanks for reading =)