Monday, February 21, 2011

Recovery and Real V-Day Mani

I feel like I've not posted in so long! We had two sets of company stay with us this weekend, needless to say I'm ecstatic I have the day off to recover =D. This was my actual Valentine's mani, and I'm sorry to say it was a fail. I thought the layering of hearts would have been better defined, but the purple didn't show up very well and the coral didn't stamp too wonderfully.

I used a BC then three coats of Sally Hansen 10 day No Chip color in Lasting Lily. I then stamped the heart tip image from plate m56 with konad special pastel purple, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Snappy Sorbet and konad special baby blue. When I used China Glaze Fast Forward, it bled pretty bad. At least my babe surprised me with a gorgeous purple Swarovski cocktail ring that I had been drooling over after Christmas.  

Did you get any special surprises for the day?


  1. I would have liked to have been surprised with that ring! Beautiful! And as with the nails, you can redo with a darker purple. Still a great idea. :)

  2. Awww, the ring is beautiful. I love surprises like that.

  3. that is such a pretty ring :)

  4. Subtle and pretty, I really like this manicure.Oh and the ring is blingggggg :D Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day :)

  5. Kimberly ~ I definitely was, I do need to find a dark purple that stamps well. Thanks!

    Lacquer ~ Thanks love, I felt bad I didn't get him more!

    Amanada ~ Thank you!!

    Iris ~ Thank you, it always looks better in my head. I had a great day, did you?

  6. I think it's a quite lovely mani actually! Maybe a bit subtle but still cute :)
    And omg that Swarovski ring <<<<3 Simply fabulous!

  7. Thanks Cel! Yes the ring is sparkley goodness!!

  8. What a lovely ring and I think the mani is cute, it's a little abstract.:D

    ***** Marie *****