Saturday, 16 February 2013

Valentines day themed nails

Howdy!!! I know that valentines day has gone but I painted my nails to celebrate anyway :)
My valentines day nails!
Do you like them? These ones are the best because I am right handed and I had to do the other nails with my left hand. They looked a bit mangled. 

For this design I used 3 nail varnishes- 
Oil slick, £4 from Accessorize
Natural Collection clear, £1.90 from Boots
Models Own nail art pen in white, £6.10 from Boots

  1. Give your nails a base coat. You don't have to use the Natural Collection one, but I like it. It is very liquidy but it dries quickly and is quite cheap.
  2. Wait for the clear varnish to dry and then paint over it in your desired colour. I used 'Oil slick', which is a glittery dark blue. It's a really good nail polish but I had to put on 3 layers to get a bright colour.
  3. Go over your nails another coat of the clear varnish. This will stop the colour from chipping.
  4. Draw on the hearts. My new nail pen is amazing, you can add really tiny details but if you twist off the top there is a normal nail polish brush as well. I had to practise the hearts on paper first though because its really difficult to get them right first time. This was my third time using this type of design and I still got my whole right hand wrong ;)
  5. Finish with one or two top coats of clear. Voila!
Step 2

My finished nails (left hand)
I luuurve this design! But its not something you can do quickly. I started mine at 9pm and didnt finish until 10.15 (whoops). I definitely recommend it though!

Thanks for reading xxx


  1. hehe, I loved this nail design Lorna, I don't understand how you can be so neat!


  2. This is so cute! I guess some of the best nail designs take quite a bit of time! :)

  3. Thank you! :D That's true, but not so good for somebody as impatient as me!


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