Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Purple Kisses - Quick & Easy Valentine's Nails

I have a love/ hate relationship with festive/ seasonal manis. I usually don't have a problem stamping hearts or snowflakes on my nails throughout the year but when it's Christmas or Valentine's, I end up not managing my time properly and panicking because for some reason I get really busy and have to rush all my festive manis. They always end up a mess!

So, for this Valentines I decided to do a series (hopefully I will manage more than one mani until Tuesday) which are very quick and easy but still capture the Valentine's feel.

This mani is inspired by Erika. I spotted it on her blog last year and loved it so much that I kept it in my "to do" folder for this year. Erika added some amazing matte french tips but to keep this mani quick and not have to mess around with scotch tape, I didn't add any tips :(

Base colour is Barry M Black. I love Barry M polishes but their black is really bad to work with, it's extremely hard to control and gets goopy by the time you reach your 3rd nail. I had quite a bit of clean-up to do. I just want this bottle to finish already!!! I then stamped using BM02, GOSH Metallic Purple and an unnamed Primark polish.


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25 comments:

  1. This is really pretty! I like it!

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  2. Wow, those stamped perfectly! I love it! :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda. Gosh Metallics are really good stamping polishes :)

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  3. OMG i can't even tell you how much i love this !! freaking awesome !!! xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much :) Glad you liked it!

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  4. o.o
    Those stamps, in my opinion, are difficult to use without looking like it's "too much", but your choice of colors was impeccable! It looks discret, tasteful and amazing :D

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    1. Thanks Bia. Glad you liked it. I know you always go for the discreet. Is this something you would wear?

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    2. Definetly!
      I've actually been trying to get used to more colorful manis, things I wasn't used to wearing, like green, yellow and some kinds of stamps...
      But my abilities with stamping plates is a little sucky... I need to use it more so I get practice!

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  5. I love this!

    This would be even more up my alley if the kisses were neons; a tad Lisa Frank-ish.

    http://www.itsgreeds.blogspot.com

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    1. That's an idea! Might have to try it with neons too! Problem is trying to find a neon that stamps well!

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  6. I love the cheeky attitude of this mani! I'd love to wear it to the office, hmm...

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    1. Thanks Vita. I'm lucky because I can wear whatever I want in my office. I know a lot of offices only allow subtle manis!

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  7. great mani, i must buy this plate!

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  8. Beautiful! I love the colors you used and that kiss stamp!

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  9. this is so cute! love love love love it!

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  10. what brand/color is the dark purple?

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    1. It's actually fuschia but looks dark purple because it's against black! It's a polish I bought in Primark for £1, doesn't have a name, sorry!

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  11. I'm not familiar with stamps.. where do I buy stamps? Especially the one you used. :)

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    1. I buy all my Bundle Monster and Cheeky plates on Amazon.

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