Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

Hi everybody, happy Valentine's Day! The boyfriend and I don't really celebrate it, but tonight we're going out for dinner together with some friends which should be really fun. :) But before that I wanted to share a few Valentine manis I made with you. I'd really wanted to post them earlier, but sometimes life just gets in the way. ;-) Let's see some nails then! I decided to keep the colors classic, using mainly red and black.


The first one up is this heart accent nail. I used China Glaze Phat Santa for my regular nails and went for OPI DS Reflection on my ringfinger for a bit of sparkle. Then I drew on the heart shape with a black creme and filled in the background. (I could've just drawn the hearts on top of the black since Reflection is actually quite opaque, but I discovered that after I'd already finished the first, big heart lol.)


Stripes go well with any occasion in my opinion, so Valentine's Day is no exception! :) I freehanded the random stripes with China Glaze Ink, as usual. Simple but I love it! ^^


I already did a lot of cloud manis lately, but I just had to include one in this post because it's so fitting for today and easy to do. :) Here I went for a single cloud layer which is even quicker to make. You can check out the tutorial for this design here.



I get a lot of my ideas by accident, that's why experimenting with nail art is so much fun. ^^ I noticed a heart shape in the cloud tips from the previous mani, so I outlined the shape with white (Essence Stampe Me! White) and drew a heart in it with black again. I find it pretty hard to draw thin lines sometimes, so by starting with the white and going over it with black, leaving a gap of white, it's easier to achieve the thin line I want. Like with the previous manis I used Phat Santa for the red.

In this post I'd also like to include a few older manis to inspire you (also to add some pink in here haha). You can view the complete post of each mani by clicking on the picture or the description.

Laced up
Vampy French
Guestpost for Ivana Thinks Pink
Cartoon hearts. (You can find the tutorial here).
China Glaze Designer Satin and Essence Blair
Nude with hearts
Cute funky French
Thanks for reading and have a great night!

56 comments:

  1. I like all your manis, they are great, and the colours fit very well.

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  2. amazing nails for valentines day.;)

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  3. Those are all so great!! I did my own version of a cloud for V-Day!! :D I love it!! :D Hope you have a great day!

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  4. Oh my god *_*
    so adorable designs!
    I like it <3

    ...and now, I fall in love with your blog (and hope that my english isn't to bad)!

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  5. Brilliant ideas! I love the first design x

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  6. I'm loving both the stripe designs! You are so clever. Thanks for the post, and I can't wait to see your next tutorial.

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  7. I especially love the first one. It's just that little pop of love that gets it. Heh. Though of course they're all lovely!

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  8. Awesome vday manis, you are just so talented!!

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  9. love the first one and of course the cartoon hearts. You always inspire me, so thanks! Here's my mani for vday http://unhasatrois.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-valentines-day.html
    Have a great dinner!
    Sophia

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  10. Oh my, number 1 and China Glaze Designer Satin and Essence Blair are my favorites!

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  11. CARTOON HEARTS are my fav. May try a few of your designs soon & post (you will get all the credit I assure you)

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  12. darn! I just made hearts adapted from your cloud design too, and thought I was being so clever...but I guess it only makes sense that you would notice them in your own work :P
    anyway, great stuff as usual!

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  13. those are all really pretty! I'm definitely going to try out a few :)

    http://girlyframe.blogspot.com/

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  14. They are all lovely!
    But if I chose one that would be the first!
    xxx
    Miss Starshiny

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  15. I loved it all!
    You are very good at it!


    Kisses,
    www.unhasdebispo.com

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  16. Hi!
    I just wanted you to know that I really like your blog!!!
    I am going to add it to my new blog's blogroll
    http://yeyenails.blogspot.com/

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  17. All amazing manis Jane!! I always come to your blog for some inspiration :)

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  18. I actually really like the stripes and clouds!

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  19. I love every single one! I think the first one looks really cool with the black painted over it because it looks like the hearts were cut out. Very cute ♥

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  20. These are all great! I love that they aren't over the top with the Valentine's Day romance. Also good to hear that another couple doesn't celebrate and is also spending the day with friends. :)

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  21. So many great ideas! I'm working on getting my hand steady enough to actually pull off the free-hand clouds. Till then, I think I'll copy the laced up look ;)

    xo

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  22. Woah...these are amazing! Some of theme just use the colour scheme and aren't overly obvious, and I like that too! :-) Have a great dinner with your friends.

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  23. WOW.. I love it so many cute ideas... Happy Valentine's Day

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  24. I love the hearts on the accent nail in the first picture. They look so good, I wish I could free hand them that well. They came out perfect!

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  25. i seriously love ALL Your nail designs!!! keep em coming! :)

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  26. alllll so adorable.. always crazy about your manis!

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  27. All your manis are so pretty and cute! <3 The first one is really nice, how did you get the heart looking so perfect?

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  28. i am usually too lazy to do any nail art but these are really cute ideas. happy valentine's day!

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  29. Love them all! Your guest post was my fave, so sparkly! :)

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  30. You are so creative and I am really inspired!! They look perfect, not only for Valentine's day :-)

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  31. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing! So creative! I love them all! My fave is the guest post mani with teeez.

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  32. I loved these ideas! I´m gonna use all of them, specially vampy french

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  33. ¡Oohhhh! Qué bonitas todas... no sé cual me gusta más.

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  34. I haven't commented here before, but I wanted to say how AMAZING all of your designs are! Your nails always look so crisp and classy, thank you for sharing them with us :) Especially loving the clouds and stripes - I still have shaky hands so I can't get it nearly as nice looking, but they're such an easy go-to design when you're stuck for ideas.

    Much love!!

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  35. Your nails are always so so perfect! I cannot believe you freehanded those stripes... you must have the steadiest hands known to woman! Are you a brain surgeon? You should be! :D Seriously though, these designs are fabulous. You're such an inspiration.

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  36. You are SO good with freehanding it's crazy. Love it!

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  37. my god, how i love those nails :D

    xx

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  38. Wowwwwwww really great!!! Would u like to follow each other?? Kisses xx

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  39. Please please please make tutorials for these !

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