Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentines - Nail Art

Today is Valentines Day and I have to say I am not much of a fan.
But I have made somewhat of an effort and put a heart on one of my nails so I thought I'd show you!

For these I started with two coats of Barry M Matt White and used Avon Nailwear Pro Vintage Blue to make the umbrella/pinwheel pattern.
It's quite tricky to try and explain clearly how I did it but I'll give it a go.
I started with a really small dot roughly in the center of my nail, and made a line with the blue polish from the dot to the edge of my nail, I then made another line from the dot to the side of my nail so I had a quarter marked out. I then divided that quarter into four and painted two of those sections with the blue and repeated for the other three quarters.
If that makes as little sense as I think it does let me know and I'll make a tutorial!

For the heart I used China Glaze Igniting Love and Barry M Red Glitter then just framed the pinky and index fingers with red Glequins!

I like it, it's not too Valentines-y but shows that I'm aware of the date and that I'm not a completely bitter married just yet ;-) I suppose you could make it a bit more valentines appropriate by using reds and/or pinks instead of blue and white but I really like theses colours together, it's a combo I'll be sure to use again.

Hope you are all have a good day!

♥ A ♥


  1. I love it! It's cute without being cheesy, and one heart is enough for the occasion :) Love it!
    The explanation made sense but was a little hard to follow :p A tutorial would be great!

  2. Love It!

    Sianni :)

  3. Love this nail art! Im not patient enough to sit and do this.. or I will and I end up smudging it!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  4. its so beautiful! i love that glitter, its similar to china glaze ruby pumps

  5. Gorgeous!!! The pinwheel looks amazing and the heart is so cute!!! :)

  6. I love the pop of red against the blue and white!

  7. When I saw this I instantly thought of Dorothy on the Wizard of Oz. This is definitely something she would wear XD Simple, yet lovely.

  8. These look great! Your blog is amazing :) x

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  10. you have such steady hands and lots of talent! love your nailsx

  11. omg i love your nails there perfect and supper cute.
    new follower, found you through #bbloggers blog hop would love if you found the time to come cheek out my blog as well.

  12. Very nail,art I love blue color with red color nail paint combination very nice. This glittering effect is very nice.

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  13. Not a Valentines fan either but I adore the pinwheel design you did, your explanation makes perfect sense :)

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