Monday, February 29, 2016


Valentine's Day.  It's always been about pink, love, and of course, hearts.  I've never really been a huge fan of the holiday.  I guess because there's always expectations of presents, flowers, chocolates, and diamonds.  Two years ago, when we welcomed our precious little boy into the world, I now have an even better reason to celebrate Valentine's Day!  Even still, I enjoy creating nail art with hearts to promote the season.  Here are the last of my Valentine nails from 2016.

Another set of nails using color change acrylic from Glam and Glits.  I sculpted the 3D hearts and lips.

red and black valentine nails
Color change acrylic from Glam and Glits in Altered State.  I stamped the design using a stamp from Bundle Monster and sculpted the hearts and flowers using acrylic.

color change acrylic
More color change acrylic from Glam and Glits.  I marbled the colors to get as many different shades as I could.  The darker colors are the acrylics when cold and the bright colors are when they are warm.

Hot pink to purple color change acrylic with chunky glitter accents.  Too cool!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Love Birds

I LOVE creating nail art!!  With the invention of Pinterest, my clients like to bring me pictures they've found and want me to copy the design.  Sometimes I feel like my creativity is being wasted.  Anyone can copy someone else's work.  This year I decided I was going to do some nifty Valentine nails WITHOUT copying something from Pinterest.  I found a really cute Valentine card that I wanted to use as inspiration.  These nails turned out so CUTE!!  I mixed up a few custom blends of pink glitter then hand painted the owls and hearts using acrylic paint.  I just love when an idea comes to life!!
Valentine nails

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Some Love

Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  Now is the time to break out all those spicy pinks and reds and embellish with hearts!
valentine nails
This is a all acrylic with stamped hearts.  The pink is from Young Nails and the stamp is from Bundle Monster.  

valentine nails
These are Gelish polish over clear acrylic.  The stamps are from Bundle Monster while the roses were hand painted with Gelish.

valentine nails
My client has the BEST natural nails!  This is Gelish polish with a lace stamp from Born Pretty.

valentine nails
This set turned out so great!!!  Unfortunately you can't guarantee how the colors will photograph.  The "red" is actually a hot pink color called Berry Bliss from Glam and Glits.  The nails are full color acrylic and not polish.  The hearts are 3D sculpted acrylic.

mood change acrylic nails
Here's another set of nails using colors from Glam and Glits.  These are from their mood effect collection and they are seriously incredible!!  

valentine nails
This set of nails was inspired by a set from Pinterest.  We changed it up by adding the silver accent finger and painting the heart on only 1 finger.  They are Gelish polish over clear acrylic.