Thursday, February 13, 2014
#WeekOfLoveChallenge - Wearing My Heart On My (Striped) Sleeve
Is there a Valentines' Eve? Well, it's not official, but for many, this day is full of anticipation of what tomorrow will bring! So, in honor of the occasion, I have one of my favorite manis of the challenge for today's theme - hearts.
I started with OPI Sleigh Ride For Two. So romantic! This wine-colored polish has a tiny bit of shimmer in it, but it doesn't catch the light, and you can't see it on the nail. Like an overpriced sleigh ride through slushy streets, this polish is nice in theory, but a bit of a disappointment in reality.
I was inspired by the mani in this Pinterest Pin (argh, another one with no watermark, and no link!) to break out the striping tape and create some different striping patterns using Nikka K NY112, a lovely mushroom taupe.
When I want my silver glitter to be opaque, but not thick, I layer it over a silver polish. I used a Sally Hansen nail pen in silver to draw hearts on my thumb and ring finger, and then used silver glitter over it.
Reminds me of my fave rugby shirt I used to wear in high school. Not that I played rugby. They were fashionable for 5 minutes in the 80's.
On my other hand, I decided to try and create a complimentary look without messing with striping tape or nail art. I love how it turned out!
Bottle shot: OPI Sleigh Ride For Two, silver glitter striper, Nikka K NY112, and Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen Silver.
When you wear nail art, do you do it on both hands? I usually do it on one hand if it's just for fun or the blog. If I'm going out, I try to do it on both hands. This is the first time I can remember trying to do a complimentary look for the other hand.