Love Letters

February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!
Today I have a super cute and extra pink mani that I created for this occasion. It's been a long time since I last created such tacky designs but this came out adorable and I enjoyed creating it, so I really hope you'll like it too!


I chose two sweet pinks from my stash - El Corazon Fenechka № 423/129 (a baby pink creme with black and white matte hex glitter) and Barry M Dragon Fruit (a sweet pink creme with a bit of shimmer to it).
For this design I used the stamping decal technique to create this colored stamped design (check the Tutorial I made a while back to see how it's done). 
When creating the decals I actually skipped the top coat part (see step 5 in the tutorial) and I stamped the design right over the nail, on a tacky (sticky, but not wet) nail polish. It transferred nicely and I didn't have these messy lumps on the nail that you might get when applying a stamping decal as a tiny sheet, so I was pretty pleased with it. I wanted to add a glossy finish to the stamped design, but I was so afraid that the top coat will smear it, so I basically poured the top coat over it lol. Lucky for me it helped and I got this crisp image and a super shiny finish. Phew!



Nail polish I used for this nail art:
El Corazon Fenechka № 423/129 (2 coats, 1 top coat)
Barry M Dragon Fruit (2 coats, 1 top coat)
Konad Black for stamping, Konad White & Barry M Pomegranat to fill the image
Poshe Top Coat
Cheeky CH53 stamping plate

So I hope you liked this design, I would love to hear what you think of it. 
What's on your nails for V-Day?

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20 Comments

  1. I love this! So cute :)
    Happy Valentine's Day xo

    Maddy

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  2. Cute, cute, cute! :-) Happy St. Valentine's Day! :-)

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  3. Beautiful accents! Happy Valentine's to you too!

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  4. you're nails are amazing!!! waht is the code to buy your stumping plates?

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  5. These are fantastic! Love this design :) Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. וואו! בד"כ אני לא אוהבת החתמות ממש מקושקשות אבל זה כ"כ חמוד :))

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  7. Happy Valentines Day! Insanely cute and as always they are so perfectly neat. I just love this manicure :) xx

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  8. וואו, זה פשוט מקסים!
    רק עכשיו קראתי את המדריך שלך, ואהבתי את הטכניקה אבל אני מודה שאין לי אומץ לנסות

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  9. Очень-очень красиво и нежно!

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  10. That's not tacky at all! It's adorable!!!

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  11. This is really cuuuute! :D I love it!

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  12. Love it <3
    http://unghiutele.blogspot.ro/

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