Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Abstract

I have been having a creative block when it comes to thinking up ideas for Valentine nails.  I started by wanting to create new and different designs...that didn't work! :(  So I spent some time trolling the internet looking for inspiration.  The first idea I came across was from Amy at Nail Art by Amy Blair.  Here is Amy's design:

My attempt at the design:

Here are the steps I took to create the design.
First, I applied 2 coats of Essie Blushing Bride. This is a sheer polish with a touch of pink.  I do like this color and think that it makes a great base for a french mani. 


Second, I sponged 2 coats of butter LONDON Rosie Lee.  I love this pink glitter!  It is so girly. It was actually the first "girly" polish that I ever purchased.   I am in love with how this polish looks as a sponged tip.  SO PRETTY!!!



Third, using a striping brush I applied the lines of OPI Quarter of a Cent-Cherry.


Fourth, I applied the white lines using Sinful Colors Nail Art Bad Chick. Sorry about the blurry pictures.  I didn't realize they were this bad until I took them off the camera.


Fifth, I added the hearts using a dotting tool and OPI Quarter of a Cent-Cherry. This was my first time applying hearts this way. 



I finished off by applying 2 coats of OTD.




I really like this design, however there are things that I would change.  Actually only one thing, I had too much polish on the stripping brushes.  I would have liked the lines to be thinner.  Other than that this is one of my top designs! :)

7 comments:

  1. This is so cute - I like the different take, and I love a good red / white mani! :)

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  2. The sponged glitter looks amazing!

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  3. great design! I really like how it looks :)

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  4. Pretty! I'm getting some striping brushes in the post soon, looking forward to be able to do something like this!

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  5. Damn girl you sure come up with some awesome stuff!

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