**Sorry I have been MIA the past few days. I went to New York City to hang out with some old friends, and I didn’t have a chance to blog anything before I went. I will be posting an updated what I have been eating, Whole30, post very soon. I just need the time to sit down and actually type it up. I didn’t want to leave you with nothing though, so here is another Valentine’s Day tutorial. **
Today I bring you my second Valentine’s Day nail art tutorial. This time I went for a little more traditional look: pink, glitter, and hearts. This is a very girly manicure that used a Ciaté glitter polish that is new to me. I began by painting all of my nails, except my ring finger, with Sally Hansen’s “Black Heart”. I painted my ring finer with a few coats of Ciaté’s “Candy Cane” which I got in a holiday gift set they offered at Sephora. This is a super opaque magenta glitter, that just screams girly-girl. The formula is amazing on these Ciaté glitters. They are so dense with glitter, you hardly need more than 1 coat. I used 3 coats though to make sure the color was as intense as I wanted.
Next, I painted a large heart into the center of each black nail. I did this with a dotting tool. I made two dots, side by side but not touching (the top of the heart), and then I dragged the paint downwards on a diagonal until the met at a point (the bottom of the heart). I first did this with Zoya’s “Mason” so the glitter had an opaque base, and then I dabbed some of the “Candy Cane” glitter on top of each heart. Lastly, I added a top coat to all the nails, however on my glittery ring finger, I added a black bow with a rhinestone in the center. I placed this bow at my nail bed. I got a bunch of these bows in different colors for Christmas, and I was so excited to finally be able to use them!
I really love this design. It is extremely girly and chic, and really, not too over the top. I hope you enjoyed! Be sure to check out my first Valentine’s Day tutorial if you missed it. If you have any special requests or ideas you would like me to try, just let me know in the comments!
See you later,