Valinetines Day Inspired Nail Art & How To

Hey there loevely people,

February is the month of love (well every month is really) and its a great time of year to appreciate and celebrate not only your loved ones but yourself. Whether your going out to dinner with family and friends, or having a cozy intimate dinner with your partner in the comfort of your own home, or simply enjoying time with and for yourself why not try one of these super easy Valentines Day inspired nails.

valentines_day_inspired_nailartIf you want to go a more traditional route try this really easy design I created using the Konad Nail stamping system. All you need is a base coat, a white base, a baby pink and the Konad Stamping Plate nr m59 with stamper and scraper (can be bought here).

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Instructions:

Step 1: Apply one coat of your favorite base coat. I love the Nailtique Formula 2. for strengthening and protecting my nails.

Step 2: Apply two coats of white polish. I used Essie Blanc. Let dry completely between layers.

Step 3: Apply your pink polish (I Used Ciates Paint Pot in Kiss Chase) to the desired design on the Konad plate (make sure it is an opaque shade rather than sheer shade for best results with the Konad system). Scrape away the excess, transfer design to stamper, transfer stamper to nails. Repeat for other nails.

Step 4: When polish is completely dry apply one layer of a fast drying top coat. My absolute favorite is Seche Vite. Apply very little pressure to the brush when applying to the nail and apply with as few swipes as possible to avoid color bleeding of the pink.

If you want to try something a bit more edgy and a little more fashion forward try this heart studded manicure. All you need is a fire engine red and some silver metal studs in heart and triangle shapes. You can buy an array of shapes, sizes, finishes, here on Amazon or just search for metal nail art rhinestones on Ebay or Etsy 😀

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Instructions:

Step 1: Apple one coat of your favorite base coat.

Step 2: Apply two coats of red polish. OPI The Thrill Of Brazil is one of my faves.

Step 3: Apply top coat and apply the silver metal studs while the top coat is still wet. You want to apply the little triangles to the base of the nail and the heart stud on the ring finger. I suggest applying the top coat and rhinestones one nail at a time to ensure the studs adhere properly.

Step 4: Apply one more layer of top coat to seal in the studs.

I’m personally really digging the red one with the silver metal studs. It’s kind of bad-ass and sweet at the same time!! What do you guys think? Would you try any of these? If you do #binkydiamonds on instagram or post on my Facebook page here so I can see your recreations.

Hugs from Beauty Land

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