Wednesday, February 8, 2012

NOTD: Valentine's Day Nails (and a little Nail Guru lovin'!!)

In lieu of Valentine's Day, I wanted to do something a little fancy with my nails. This especially helped considering my recent (and current) battle with a viral infection - having something pretty on my nails makes me feel a little less... disgusting? ugly? yucky?

My inspiration is from Cute Polish on YouTube. I LOVE this Canadian girl and her nail designs. They're usually really easy and can be done using tools that you can find or make at home. This has got to be my second favorite design by this girl. My first favorite was her Polka Dot Nails for Beginners. I always get TONS of compliments every time I recreate her designs on my nails.

So when she posted the tutorial for this design, I was eager to recreate it. Turns out, it was incredibly easy to replicate on my own nails. My husband thought I used nail stickers - man, was he impressed when I told him that I did them myself!

I used:
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Pink Blink
LA Colors Art Deco Nail Lacquer in Hot Pink
LA Colors Art Deco Nail Lacquer in White
LA Colors Art Deco Nail Lacquer in Silver Glitter
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

This would look great on either short or long nails, in my opinion. I think that you could get away with doing this in a 'french tip' design straight across your nails instead of on an angle, or you could just do the plaid design on the whole nail. If you were going to get really fancy, you could do this design on all of your nails, except for one or two, and then do the whole nail in plaid as an accent nail. It would look pretty spiffy!! You could also try this with other colors - this would look great with a blue or green color scheme!

Let me know if you try this design out. It's really easy and looks GREAT! You will get a ton of compliments.

Happy Valentine's Day - whether you're spending it with someone you love or alone, it's a good excuse to eat chocolate and watch sappy romance movies all day long!!


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