Friday, 13 February 2015

Heart Tips for Valentines



Hello!

Okay, this is going to be the last time I do this design I promise! But when I had the striped version on my nails a week or so ago I wasn't very pleased with the neatness of my stripes, and I got thinking whether the design would look good without them. I decided to use black, white and red as I thought they'd look really striking together. I couldn't decide whether to do a black base with a white outline around the heart, or a white base and a black outline. So in the end I decided to do both!


I used the Kate Spade Nails Inc black, and my new Barry M white, Cotton. Let me just say that Cotton is beautiful and perfect, I'm so glad after it took me a while to find/buy it. The red is my beautiful Dior polish that I got for Christmas. I've described in more detail the steps I went through to create these nails in my other post (link above) if anyone wants further info on how to do them! Here's a picture I remembered to take mid-way through the design... (on the black nails I did the heart first in white before going over it with the red to make the red stand out more!)



I loooove the overall effect of these when finished, I think they're much better and 'cleaner' looking than my striped ones. I can't stop looking at them! For an extra dimension to these I also added gold underneath the tips!







8 comments:

  1. Love this! Especially the good behind the nails. I've never been able to get that to work without flooding and making a mess. Beautiful mani xx

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    1. Thankyouuu! <3
      I did leave a quite obvious gap when you look reaaally closely between my fingertip and the gold - it definitely doesn't go right down to the skin which I was trying to achieve the first time I did this. Luckily because they're quite long I just painted most of the underside and from a distance they look fine!

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    2. You've inspired me to try again in that case - they look awesome x

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  2. So cute! The gold on the underside was a surprise, very Alice in Winderland :) x

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    1. Cheers, I added it because a friend at work is always asking to see whats underneath my nails since the one time I did the red/black flip mani! I think it does actually work quite well with this colour combo, Alice In Wonderland is a good description!

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