I have had this video by Dakota from Luxurious Nails saved in my draft since last year when I came across it because I thought it would be a perfect post for Valentine’s day. I really wasn’t in the mood for anything other than chocolate this year so I kept putting it off. When I finally re-watched the video I realized she had used a stamp which I didn’t have but if you have seen any of my other posts you know I am a fan of the french look with a line of dots and I thought how hard could it be to make little hearts.
Apparently it’s quite hard. I only went with one accent nail because there would be no way for me to make them look remotely similar. At one point I had tried to use little heart stickers for my albums but they didn’t work (in case you were ever thinking of trying). So… this is not the greatest looking. I wasn’t even going to post it but my Instagram/Facebook peeps were pretty encouraging about it — yes, they were probably being nice but really, in the real world we don’t all have perfect manicures — and this definitely isn’t perfect but it is still kind of cute and I kept it for a few days.
I used Sally Hansen’s Shell We Dance as the base coat. It is a really pale sheer pink. The white tips were Julep’s Bunny which has been getting goopy on me and I had a hard time with it as you can tell from the pointer finger (I actually put another top coat on it and it hid it better). I added some thinning drops so hopefully the next time I use it will be in my favor. The heart was made with Julep’s Petra which is one of my favortie sparkly colors (I used a large dotting tool for the main humps and a smaller one to bring the color down into a point). And finally the black dots were made with Revlon matte chalkboard.
Did you do anything fun with your nails for the occasion?