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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine's Day Nails

I saw a neat idea on Pinterest the other day. After some link following and researching, I think the idea originated with Kiss My Acetone, who used tape in her method. Anyways, I just loved the idea of this manicure because a lot of people dislike Valentine's Day. These nails seemed perfect for someone who might want to be festive but also show their dislike! :) I don't mind Valentine's Day but Mr. I Feel Polished and I do not celebrate it so this would work for me perfectly! 

I began by polishing clear coat onto a plastic baggie. Once that was dry, I polished OPI Pink Shatter, Black Shatter, and White Shatter onto the clear coat. I know, I know, SHATTER. CRACKLE. BLASPHEMY. Bear with me, I promise it's cool! Once the shatter was dry, I folded the bag down the middle of each crackle square and cut it into a heart shape, 1st grade style. :) Then, I polished my pointer and pinkie nails with Zoya Purity. My ring nail is Zoya Maya and my middle nail is Zoya Raven. Finally, I stuck complementary shatter hearts onto my already polished nails. And viola! A festive, yet broken hearted rendition of Valentine's Day nails! Enjoy! :)

P.S. You can attempt to peel the shatter hearts off of the baggie. This will leave less obvious lines around the edges of your hearts. I, however, was worried I would rip the hearts, so I just let them be. :)

Valentine Nails

Valentine's Day Nail Art

Valentine's Day Nails

20 comments:

  1. This is so cute, Heather!! I think I may try something similar with the liquid sand polishes :)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! This would look amazing with Liquid Sand! Awesome idea!

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  2. I love this! I really want to try it!

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  3. amazing! i need your patience and creativity!

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    1. Thanks, Alex! This was surprisingly not too difficult!

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  4. Gah!! I LOVE this, what a fantastic way to change up the traditional V-day look! :)

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  5. I also saw this model on Pinterest, but yours is prettier. I love the nail polish from Zoya :)

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  6. it is sooo cute! I will definitely be doing this in the near future!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nicole! Definitely give it a shot!

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  7. Really cool technique! I actually like the raised line around the edge! I'm so happy I found your blog. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! The more I look at it, the more I like the defined edge, too! I'm glad you found me as well! Welcome! :)

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing how you did this...I need to get some crackle now so I can try this.

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you want to try this! It really is easy!

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  9. What a great idea! Ive never seen that method done with shatter how cool!

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    1. Thank you! I love shatter used like this, too! :)

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