Tuesday, 12 February 2013

NOTD: Season of Love

Ok, so yes, I think Valentine's Day is a bullshit commercial holiday, but that doesn't mean that I'm not immune to the constant indoctrination of pink and hearts. And because I'm a girly girl at heart, this week I'm sporting a Valentine's inspired manicure.

I used three polishes for this nail-art look: two shades of pink and a white. The light pink is Tip Top Nail Chic in Sherbet Angel, the darker pink is Tip Top Nail Chic in Pot-O-Berries and the white is Rimmel's Nail Tip Whitener.

After base coat, I applied two thin coats of Sherbet Angel. Once this was dry, I used tap to diagonally section off part of the nail. The exposed sections were then painted with a coat of Pot-O-Berries and the tape removed while the polish was still wet.

Once the pink background was dry, I added the white details. I used a toothpick as a dotting tool to add the dots along the diagonal (this also hid any imperfections in the boundary line). I also used the toothpick to draw the outline of the heart and subsequently fill it in. Once the white had had sufficient time to dry, I added top coat.

The base coat I am currently using is Tip Top's Toughen Up base coat; and I'm using Revlon's Color Stay Gold Standard Top Coat.


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