Happy Valentines Day! Yesterday I said I was done with valentines nails but I guess I lied. Just one more girly design before the holiday passes us by!
If you are sad today, make sure to read to the end of this post cuz I will make you feel better… or, I’ll try at least!
The other day my mom gave me this Sinful Colors light pink called Glass Pink. She was disappointed with it since she thought it would be more opaque. I was like Ooooh I’ll take it. But after doing one coat on my nails I see what she was talking about!! I didn’t like the idea of VNL today, so I brushed a little white Zoya Purity on my tips and also did some random white splotches to help build up some opacity. Then I applied two more coats of my sheer pink over top. Et voila! I have this kinda marbled thing goin on which made a nice base for my stamping. Then I stamped with a bright pink Nicole by OPI called Be Ama-zing and my MASH 39 plate. Then I slathered on my seche vite topcoat.
It looks like something Barbie would wear on her nails!
The perfect little v-day mani ! This is also my post for #VALENTINEPOLISHWEEK hosted by Gelic’ nail art and Traces of Polish
What are you up to this valentines day?? My boyfriend and I will probably have a low-key vday this year. We got absolutely SLAMMED with snow within the last 24hrs. I should post a pic- you won’t believe it! We already had about a foot on the ground and just got around another 18inches… It looks like the polar cap over here! Sounds like a netflix movie night is in order. Maybe a nice rom-com? 😀
Oh, also… I hate the idea of any ladies out there being sad on v-day. Cuz believe me, I’ve been there before! If you are sad or mad, leave me a comment and I will respond with something that makes you feel better! Or maybe this rotten e-card will cheer you up a tad. Luv all you girls!! xoxox
Hey did you see that nailpolishcanada.com is doing another nail contest? 😀 The last one I entered was for the holiday season… this one is for v-day, of course! Nail Polish Canada offers up some wicked prizes so if you are in the U.S. or Canada you should hurry up and check it out (ends on feb 10th 2014)! A big reason I love entering these contests is cuz it’s so fun to link up with others in the nail art community. Everyone comes up with such cool designs! Wanna see mine??
The idea for this mani was sparked by my fellow blogger Blimbo247. She thought my China Glaze border mani from last week made my pointy nails look like little shields. She was right! I really liked that concept and it inspired me to come up with this valentines version of a border manicure. Behold my little love shields! It’s a very simple design… no crazy nail art this time. But sometimes a simple mani can have just as much wow factor as a complicated one! All I used was Nicole by OPI Be Ama-zing (rich pink) and a black striper by L.A. Colors.
You should go check out all the other ladies’ awesome valentines nails and vote for your favorite. If you’d like to cast a vote for my little shields that would be mighty kind of you. 😉 Here’s the contest gallery link: VDAY NAIL CONTEST. The voting ballot is at the bottom of the page… just enter your first name, your email (they won’t spam you), and then select your fave nails from the list. Thanks y’all and happy valentines day! xoxo Craftynail xoxo
Hey everybody ! Happy weekend! I’m so glad it’s friday night…. woohooo! I have been a little stressed lately and I thought I’d type up a spam post for fun. To bring the blogging back to blogging. How about a conscious stream of random nail stuff???????
I just got some Nicole by OPIs in the mail! For free. Well, sorta kinda. I had to buy 8 boxes of Special K cereal to earn them. They had a promo here where if you had 3 UPC codes from their cereal boxes you’d get the red polish. But if you collect 8 UPC codes you get all three bottles (red, blue and pink). I entered my 8 codes onto their website and then they mailed them right out to me! I only had 2 Nicole by OPIs in my stash so I’m really glad to have 3 more. I have well over 300 bottles of polish but I only owned 2 Nicoles? I know, I don’t get it either. Here’s the three colors I got: ♥ Challenge Red-Y, ♥ Pros And Confidence, ♥ Be Ama-Zing!
Nice trio right?? Moving on to valentines day stuff….I was looking through my old pics and I found this cute photoshopped pic of an old valentines manicure. I used regular stickers on my nails for this design. The original post is here: Easy Valentines Day Nails. Lookit my cute little squared off nails! Awwws! They look so cute and funny compared to my current shape!
I have this MoYou London plate that I haven’t used yet and I wanted to show you! MoYou London sent it to me for review along with a pro plate and a scraper. It’s called Back to the 60’s – 01. I love all the funky hippie designs on here (it’s so reminiscent of the artistic hippie town that I live in). Since a lot of the designs on this plate are small and have blank spaces in them- they may be perfect for some diy decals!
The other two items I received for review are posted here. I must say, the MoYou Large size stamper they sent me is literally the bomb, I use it exclusively now. I never use my konad stamper anymore. Someone recently commented on one of my posts that MoYou carries a new grey stamper. It’s described as XL on their website so I guess it’s bigger than the one I’ve been using. You can check out their three stampers here: MoYou London NAIL ART TOOLS.
Also, MoYou has been pumping out more new collections …it feels like every week now! The most recent ones are SCI-FI and SCHOLAR. They even carry jewelry findings so you can stamp onto jewelry and make your own wearable nail art! Here’s the link for MoYou’s Stamping Jewellery. I love this idea and I’ve been thinkin of making my own stamped jewelry now too! My dad is a woodworker and when he has little scraps of wood sometimes he’ll make me pendants for earring n stuff. He just surprised me with a pair in fact (see pic below), so I think I’ll give it a go with nail polish! I will def post the results. OK, I feel extra Craftynail all of sudden!
Well, that’s all folks. Enjoy your weekend and talk soon!