Tuesday 28 January 2014

Valentines Nails

Hearts and Teddies

Hello there, I was hoping to get this post written last night, but couldn't get on the pc!! I wasn't planning on doing my nails again, but the design I wanted to do looked so awesome when I tried it on a swatch nail, I just had to do my own nails lol.
I needed a pale grey polish, but from all the polishes I have, you guessed it, not one pale grey! So I took a half bottle of white polish and added about 5 drops of black polish, shook and voila a beautiful pale grey polish. 

Painted my nails with two coats of my newly made polish, and when it was dry I stamped the writing with the Collection polish from plate QA7. I was aiming for a newspaper print look, without doing actual newspaper nails. I did try, but the print was too faded and not what I wanted.

Silly of me, but I didn't take a photo when I finished stamping my nails, as time was getting on and I still had more to do on my nails! With red acrylic paint and a dotting tool, I made small hearts in random places on all nails, except my ring finger and thumb. When these were dry I added a small white shine line. I painted a teddy bear on my ring finger and thumb with grey acrylic paint and added details with black and white paint. Then added hearts in the gaps. I'm happy with how they look, and not a bad attempt for another freehand design. I should do more as I'm very self critical!!
What do you think?

I love reading your comments, and reply to every one! So till next time, take care and much love....


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous (as always).

    How are you Tracey? I've been rubbish at commenting on blogs recently :'(

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper | An Undomestic Goddess

    1. Thank you so much Louise :) Things could be better, but gets you no where moaning about it! So head up and smile :) xxx