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Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Nail Art - Heart and stripes


     Happy Friday everyone! You have no idea how happy I am that it's the start of the weekend. This has been one busy hectic week for me and I was worried I wouldn't be able to finish out Valentine's week. Thankfully that was not the case.
 
     Today's Valentines manicure is a recreation of a pin I found on Pinterest.  This manicure was done by Nails by Jennifer and is beautiful! I wanted something that I could create quickly but also execute fairly well. I knew this Heart and Stripes manicure was just what I was looking for the minute it graced my computer screen.


     I used Zoya America and Trixie along with Finger Paints Paper Mache as my base colors. There is some VNL  after 2 coats of Trixie in the photo but it's not noticeable with the naked eye. For my stripes I used a silver striper from Finger Paints and a black one from Kiss. This time around I was able to make a fairly decent heart using my dotting tools. I think the fact that this one was bigger helped. I topped everything off with a generous coat of Seche Vite for added shine.


     My stripes are not as clean and precise as the original manicure but I like it that way. It has more of a homemade feel to it.  And did you notice there's zero red streaking around the heart? I learned a thing or two from my recent Santa debacle. Now I just wish I had had time to paint both hands! What do you think, is this a manicure you would wear?

     I hope you have enjoyed Valentine's week on my blog. If you haven't already make sure to check out my previous manicures where I created a heart beat and interlocking hearts. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day and a fantastic weekend. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

33 comments :

  1. I would definitely wear this... it looks great :)

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  2. I love how this ended up! It's very classy without being overpowering. I hope you have a relaxing weekend! :D

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  3. This is lovely...I agree with Jessica, it is very classy and not overpowering!

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  4. I'd definitely wear this, it's so cute! The stripes are perfect in their "imperfection" (not saying they aren't pretty!)

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  5. This is so cute, most definitely something that I would wear. :)

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  6. Pretty pretty pretty! Great job, I think your heart is great. :)

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  7. Beautiful job!!! I didn't have time to create a Valentines day mani and I really wish I could have. I have been extremely busy.

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  8. Beautiful recreation!! l really adore the stripes. So precious.

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  9. Love the color combo!

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  10. Thank you. I hope things slow down this weekend too. The kids at work took Friday the 13th to an extreme. Hooray ofr the long weekend!

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  11. Thanks. I loved this idea the moment I saw it. And it was so easy to recreate.

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  12. You know what they say "Beauty is in the imperfections." I completely understood what you meant. =)

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  13. Wasn't it a great manicure to recreate, and easy too!

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  14. I wish I had been the one to come up with it. It's so simple but elegant at the same time.

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  15. Thanks. The larger size really helped make that heart work out for me. After this week I should be pretty good at painting them. lol

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  16. I completely feel you on the busy day. I actually only painted the 4 fingers in the photo because I was so stretched for time. I hope you get to relax a bit this weekend.

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  17. wow this is just the perfect manicure to wear on your nails today!
    I think this nail art looks just so lovely and I love all the detailing as well :)

    I hope you had a wonderful Valentines day! <3
    Julia

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  18. I hope you had a great Valentines Day. This looks very pretty. Red always makes for a striking mani.

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  19. Super cute and perfect for v-day!! Love these!

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  20. Thanks. I like the silver added too, gives it a bit of bling!

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  21. It's a great combination that you don't see too often except for maybe Christmas and Valentines

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