Sparklin Kiss

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Valentine’s Day kinda snuck up on me this year!  My boyfriend and I were joking yesterday that we should just re-wrap a few of the Christmas gifts we gave eachother!  Tres romantique, non?  LOL!  Actually, I’m getting over a crazy cold that really knocked me for a loop…. so I haven’t spent anytime planning our v-day, present-buying, or even painting my nails.  So as a last-ditch effort I whipped together a cute mani to get me in the valentine’s mood.

I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic as my base color.  Then I topped it off with one coat of Maybelline Express Finish in Sparklin Kiss.  The pink hearts in this topcoat are so cute and I love the way they coordinate with the brownish base color.  It sorta reminds me of a box of chocolates!commander_in_chic

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day 2013!

Spidey nails!

 

spideyMy boyfriend and I have been playing a lot of this awesome fighting game called The Avengers Battle for Earth on our new Wii U console.  So this weekend I have superheroes on the brain!  I really wanted to do Hulk nails, mostly because I love green and the Hulk is the bomb.  But I couldn’t find my Hulk comic books.  So I tore apart my boyfriend’s old Web of Spider-Man comic and used the newspaper nails technique to create this look.

 

I wish I could say that I used My Boyfriend Scales Walls as the base color for this design.  That woulda been perfect!  But poor moi does not own that OPI shade so I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Lavender Cloud.  I wish that newspaper nails worked a little bit better for me.  The detail here is not that crisp and the colors are sorta muted.  But all in all, it came out nice and it’s fun to experiment with!  The rubbing alcohol can do a number on the cuticles though- so I’ll stop experimenting for now! Lol

 

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