12 February 2015

Blue Valentine

Hi everyone!


A Valentines manicure but I didn't want to use red or pink... so it's a blue Valentine for me :)


indoors, no flash
I started with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow to get an opaque base.


indoors, no flash
After that I made little blobs of four blue polishes, three blobs per color, randomly placed on a palette (I used a small flat glass dish that's meant for used tea bags). With my stamper I kind of smudged them together, but not too much so the different colors could still be seen. I let the polish on the stamper dry for about 30 seconds and after that rolled it on my nail like I would do with a stamp. I found I could do two-three nails with one set of blobs. The result (after adding a coat of Seche Vite and cleaning up the biggest mess on my fingers) was the marbled look you can see above.

indoors, no flash
The last thing I did was stamping my nails with Zoya Sailor and MoYou Pro XL 08 and of course that also got covered with yet another layer of Seche Vite.

These are the polishes I used:
left to right: OPI Alpine Snow, Catrice C02 Play It Blue, Zoya Kristen,
China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le, China Glaze Electric Blue, Zoya Sailor
I'm so happy with this manicure. It turned out just how I pictured it in my mind and I even managed to use a new to me technique to make a base. Yep, pretty proud of this one :)
What do you think?


As for the challenges...
With this manicure I can scratch out two lines of the SBBNailChallenge: 5 - Blue and 24 - Hearts:


I think this manicure also qualifies for the N.A.I.L. Linkup challenge for this week: Hearts. You can see all the other manicures for this challenge through the links below.

InLinkz Link-up for the N.A.I.L. Linkup.


And last but not least I added this manicure to the InLinkz for the Finnish(able) Nail Art Challenge. Their challenge for this week was Will You Be My Valentine? You can see all the other manicures through the link below.

InLinkz Link-up for the Finnish(able) Nail Art Challenge.



Zoya Sailor and China Glaze Electric Beat were bought from Pretty Polish.
Zoya Kristen and China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le were bought from Nail Polish Fashion (closed).

8 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! That's fantastic!! :D Great technique, too! I never would have thought to try that. ^_^

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    1. Thank you :)
      The marble was actually a happy accident as I royally messed up something completely different... I love happy accidents!

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  2. The marbling looks fantastic and I'm really intrigued by that technique. Great look all around!

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    1. Thanks!! It's the easiest thing ever but quite messy, especially when I was too impatient and didn't want to wait until the polish on the stamper dried a bit... a good thing there's always acetone ;)

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  3. Looks lovely. I liked how you did the base.

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  4. Very pretty mani, love the marble effect you achieved! I will have to give this technique a try.

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    1. Thanks!! It's really easy, and if I can do it, anyone can :)

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