Week of Love Nail Art Challenge: Freestyle

Good morning all! The last day of the challenge! đŸ™‚ Today’s skittlelette nail art is inspired by the clothing worn by both Ke$ha and Pitbull in the video for “Timber”.
Valentine's Day Nail Art

For my thumb and pinky I’ve used 2 thin coats of Orly Star of Bombay. On my ring and pointer fingers I’ve used 3 thin coats of Orly Peaceful Opposition, laid down striping vinyls, and painted Orly Passion Fruit on top, quickly pulling up the striping vinyls. On my middle finger, I used Orly Star of Bombay to create the heart, then filled in the spaces with Passion Fruit.
Valentine's Day Nail Art

What do you think of this look? I love that it’s a bit edgy and fun! What are your favorites that I’ve done from this week: candy hearts, kisses, roses, hearts, or today’s?

Let’s see what everyone else has done for the last day of the challenge:

Let’s groove to “Timber”:

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Week of Love! Plans are already in the works for a “Get Lucky Nail Art challenge” for St. Patrick’s weekend! Until tomorrow,
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Week of Love Nail Art Challenge: Hearts

press sampleGood morning! I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. đŸ™‚ Today’s challenge nails will feature a new-to-me polish from ellagee, Milk Glass.

Milk Glass is a “jelly” polish meant to be sheer and layer with other polishes and glitters. This is 3 thin coats. I had no problems with application, but sheer polishes can be a bit fussy to deal with, so make sure you let each coat dry properly. On the upside, ellagee’s glass line dries pretty fast!
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For the challenge, I decided to add some hearts with A Girl Obsessed He Loves Me Not:
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I love this mani for its simplicity – sometimes it is nice to just have a sweet & simple mani, don’t you think? Are you ready for some more hearts? Here are some great ones:

Tomorrow is the last day, and it’s “freestyle/recreate another’s.” Until then,
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Week of Love Nail Art Challenge: Roses

press sampleGood morning! I hope you are all having a great morning! We are half-way through this short Valentine’s Day nail art challenge and today’s challenge is roses.

Now I have to admit that I’ve cheated a bit. I received this sheet of water decals from the Born Pretty Store, and I cut them up into their own little squares like so:
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As I was trying to think of what to do with these roses, my thought was what goes better with roses than chocolate and wine? The base color is Revlon Bare Bones. Then I’ve used Revlon Bold Sangria (dark purple), French Roast (chocolate-y color), Persuade (deep red), Impress (nude color), Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Black on Black, In the Mist, and Cool Gray.
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Then I cut out the roses and added them to my nails:
Valentine's Day Nail art

Well, I hope it’s okay with you that I cheated a bit! I wasn’t quite sure if I liked this or not but my husband thought they looked really nice. đŸ™‚ If you’d like to purchase these decals, be sure to use the code “BHPW10” for 10% off your order!

Let’s take a look at a plethora of roses, hope you aren’t allergic!

I’m having so much fun with these manis! Tomorrow’s theme is “hearts.” Until then,

Week of Love Nail Art Challenge: Kisses

2014 favorite button | Be Happy And Buy PolishGood afternoon everyone! I’ve been working on this all morning, so let’s just get right to it!

First I started off with 2 thick-ish coats of OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble. This is one of my favorite soft jelly shades ever.
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Then using OPI Over And Over A-Gwen, Don’t Burst My Bubble, and Alpine Snow, I created lips for kisses. Lastly I used OPI Black Onyx to create kissing silhouettes.
OPI, Over And Over A-Gwen, OPI Black Onyx, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Don't Burst My Bubble | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI, Over And Over A-Gwen, OPI Black Onyx, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Don't Burst My Bubble | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Even though the silhouettes took 2 tries to get done (and I’m not too happy with how they came out), I still like them, and I’m glad I kept trying! I know you want to see some more kisses, so click the blue frog below:

Tomorrow is “roses” for our theme, so until then,
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Week of Love Nail Art Challenge: Candy Heart Sayings

press sampleGood morning everyone! I am so excited to start this Week of Love Nail Art Challenge! I love doing short challenges, so this is perfect for me. (Just to preemptively apologize if my pictures and format looks strange right now, I had a physical hard drive crash on Friday and am posting from my phone & from an old computer.)

I’m also reviewing some heart appliques from the Born Pretty Store in this post, because as soon as I saw them I wanted to use them as part of this manicure. These are great! These are super easy to use, my only problem is that sometimes the hearts hadn’t been separated well enough and they’re hard to separate because they’re so teeny.
Born Pretty Store heart appliques

Born Pretty Store heart appliques

I’ve started off with a base of Sinful Colors Easy Going – a very pale pink/white, except for my ring finger which I left bare. I then used SC Just a Pinch (green), Pull Over (yellow), Anchors Away (orange), Lavander (blue/purple), and Island Coral (pink) for the hearts. For the lettering, I’ve used SC Energetic Red. Lastly, I placed the heart appliques in rows on my ring finger.

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What do you think? Of course, this is wildly impractical for most people, but isn’t it fun to do impractical every once in awhile? đŸ˜‰ You can purchase the appliques at the Born Pretty Store here, and don’t forget to use the special 10% off discount code of BHPW10.

Let’s see what everyone else came up with for today!

I’m looking forward to the rest of the challenge, so until tomorrow,
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Week of Love Valentine’s Day Nail Art Challenge

Hi everyone! I want to let you know about a challenge I’ve organized for Valentine’s Day. It’s a simple, 5 day challenge: February 10-February 14. I’d love for you to join with us. Be sure to join our facebook group for more details and once the challenge starts, to share your manicures with us! Inlinkz will also be provided for each day.

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