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Monday, 10 February 2014

L-O-V-E stitched mani for Valentine's Day

Today is a holiday in my province so I don't actually have the Monday Blues today... But I still have a blue mani! I also forgot to turn off the alarm I set to go off everyday Monday-Friday... So I didn't end up sleeping in on my holiday haha :p I'm terrible at remembering my morning alarm


This mani is a recreation of this mani from Amey's Nails. I thought it would be a good design for Nail Polish Canada's Valentines Day Nail Art Challenge. I love the dotted letters in this design it kind of reminds me of embroidery. I think Amey's design is just so cute! I'm not completely happy with the execution of mine though so I'm not sure if I'll end up submitting this mani or my Valentine's roses mani. Thoughts?

The base is Color Club Evolution (2-3 coats). The white and pink were done in acrylic paint using a fine brush that I trimmed almost in half.

I picked a blue base because I thought the pink and white would "pop" more against it. I'm pretty happy with the colors, and I like the "L"... the "L" was by far the easiest... the "O" and "E" are a bit wonky... and the "V" got smudged by top coat. I guess it's not TOO bad for a first go at freehand nail art. The nice thing about acrylic paint is that you can just wash it off if you mess up (as long as your base polish is completely dry!). If the paint has already dried you might need to scrub a bit with a nail brush and soap but you don't need to redo your base which is sooo convenient! I think I redid these at least 20x before I was finally willing to put top coat on and call it a night lol

EDIT: I decided to submit this mani for Nail Polish Canada's contest. 
I hope you will take the time to vote for me if you like my mani. You can vote here. thanks for your support everyone! :)

Don't forget to check out the other Monday Blues!





14 comments:

  1. These are so cute and I love that you used blue instead of red or pink!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I think it makes the letters/hearts stand out more too :)

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  2. This is so cute - I love it! :)

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  3. I think your recreation came out wonderfully! It's so cute! :D

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  4. I think you made the right decision to submit this mani. It's so cute, and I love the colors and your freehand hearts and text. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't get anything but contests are great for practice and meeting other nail bloggers :)

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