Polish Alcoholic and Beauty Expression by Luchessa are hosting a valentines day nail art contest (more details here)! I cannot resist this kinda fun, especially when you throw an indie gift cert into the mix. 🙂 Here’s what I came up using my new Formula X by Sephora polishes….
These nails were intended to look more valentinesy because I was trying to do a heart-design water marble. Shaaaaa, as if. I kinda suck at water marbling. But I figure I have to keep trying or I’ll never get better!
I used black and clear in my marble. I really like to use clear in my marble just to be different. I like how you get a gap between the swirls so the base color shines through. And these vampy base colors are stunning for v-day so I def want them to shine through! The rules of this contest are to use at least three polishes so these are the three I’m wearing….
Black Cream- Dark Matter by Formula X for Sephora
Metallic Gold- Bond, Ionic Bond by Formula X for Sephora
Red Glitter- Atom + Eve by Formula X for Sephora
Wish me luck, and for your viewing pleasure…here are the other fantastic entries:
40 thoughts on “My nails for the V-Day Nailart Contest!”
I love these colors together – that red is stunning and your index finger looks wicked! 🙂
Thanks! I love that red too 🙂
Its definitely an edgier and darker Valentine’s manicure but I like it a lot 😉
This is really edgy especially with your pointed nails! 🙂
Thnx! Just what i was goin for 🙂
oh, that red!
Yeah its nice!!
Wow it’s amazing. I planned to join to … but now I’ve seen your work.. I am getting shy. LOL
Oh stop it! 😉
Ohh now that was an unusual design for Valentine’s Day, which is great. It def stands out. Say, what is the technique to do the index finger?
Thanks for posting this & good luck for the contest. xo
I used one of ErinZi’s pics as a reference. I was dragging too much of the polish at first! See how she dragged starting in the middle.. and how she left a few of the outer rings untouched? Her pic helped me a lot! http://www.erinzi.com/2013/06/aussie-nails-monday-jun-3-heart.html
Ok i will take a look at that one.
Wait, is there another way of doing it besides the water marble?
Just water marble.. but i didnt explain it right lol. I was trying to say that i messed up my swirls up until i saw her helpful pics
Love that water marble! Oooh, I know water marble isn’t easy and I can’t believe you actually created hearts! Well done lady!! xx
Haha thanks! I prob wasted 6 or 7 marbles until i finally decided to start dunkin my fingers 🙂
I like these nails!
The studs look amazing 😉
Thank you very much! 🙂
omg these nails are freaking incredible! i love the idea of using a clear in a water marble too. i think i’ll have to try that out. great mani!
Thanks! I did clear, black, clear, black etc… my clear sally hansen nailshine miracle spreads really well so why not? Lol
So pretty! I like that you went for red, gold and black. Very classy 🙂
So vampy, Jacqui : ))
Yup that’s how i roll now that I’m pointy 🙂
loving the elegant edgyness of it.
(how did the evil copycatz story go on? I’m keeping fingers crossed for you)
I gave her the links to my posts so she could correct it. She added my url as a source, but was still using the altered pics. So asked her to take them down altogether. She uses pinterest as her ‘shield’ like it’s not her fault that the pics she ‘found’ dont have watermarks.. but it’s not legit to do that. I found a great article called PINTEREST IS NOT A SOURCE….i might send it to her since her site is still operating the same way it was before the drama.
pinterest is not a source – and, even better: google is not a source!
this is no excuse really. one could tend to hope more people were copyright-savvy in 2014, but alas…
(were you able to find your pictures w/o watermarks on pinterest? because then you could find where they link back to or even if a user was uploading them)
i haven’t tracked them down on pinterest yet. i’m afraid the whole thing will cause me undue stress! i’m trying to be more chill in 2014 🙂 But that’s a good idea and it keeps crossing my mind!
I hear you, it’s a bad feeling.
but on the other hand, it does feel rather good to speak up for yourself. after all you’re in the right. just stay calm 😉
thank you! 😉
I’m here to support 🙂
But it is stunning! I think you nailed this!
Aww thanks Voni!
Oo, so dominatrix looking ;). Love your index finger!
Nice description! Lol