Friday, February 21, 2014

Sweet hearts

Hello! I intended for this nail look to go up on Valentine's Day, but due to work things and generally not feeling well, I'm a week late D:

Source: National Post Valentine's Day 2014 gift guide
You might know that I am a fan of DAVIDsTEA, both for the tea and the cute, modern designs on their product. Inspiration struck again when they released their Valentine's Day collection (no longer available, sorry!), including a box set of teas and Valentine's Day cards in a pretty repeating heart pattern on white. I really loved this design and just had to recreate it on my nails.

Here's the result: a sweet and playful "skittles mani" using five different nail polishes. Although Sinful Colors Snow Me White is fantastically opaque, I find it a bit thick and unforgiving, so I decided to have the heart design only on one nail. (Related: nail polish enthusiasts, please share your favourite white creme polish with me!) On the little finger is e.l.f. Bubblegum Pink, a dusty coral pink; middle finger is China Glaze Peachy Keen, a brightened pastel peach; index finger is Sinful Colors Folly, a gorgeous deep pink crelly. The ring finger has a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, topped with hearts drawn with China Glaze Peachy Keen, Sinful Colors Folly, and Orly Artificial Sweetener.

I used my second-smallest dotting tool to create the hearts: first by creating two dots side-by-side, then using the same dotter to connect them with a "v". In retrospect, I think I could have used the smallest dotting tool for finer "v"s with a more pronounced point. I prefer to make a very small "puddle" of nail polish on to an old membership card to dip the dotting tool in, rather than dipping it it in the bottle itself.

Are you into the "skittles mani" look?

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