Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Nail Art Design

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Happy hump day, dear readers! It is a rough one around here, so it's not going to be a glamorous, romance-filled day for me. The sickness that I thought was relatively mild took a turn for the worse yesterday, and I am now at home still sick myself with my two year old who is even sicker. I'm hoping it passes quickly, but since I'm pretty sure we have the respiratory bug that's been going around work, I suspect we're going to be down for the count for a little while. I did want to get today's blog post up so I am typing away while my little man cuddles against me watching Elmo. Now onto the nail art!

While going through my boxes of nail art supplies, I came across these cute heart-patterned Freya Wraps that I reviewed on my blog as part of Pandora's Box last February. I fully intended to create the design with polish rather than using the wraps, but I was far too sick last night to do so. I still wanted to attempt another nail art look for Valentine's Day so I opted to just use the wraps instead.

I paired the wraps with Literary Lacquers shade Princess Buttercup from the new Princess Bride-inspired As You Wish trio and the upcoming Ellagee Polish shade for the March Polish Pickup, Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum (not such a great pick for Valentine's Day based on the inspiration, but the red was too pretty to pass up). I then completed the look by adding a cute heart stud I received from Born Pretty Store a few years ago (and is sadly no longer available) and added a layer of Ellagee's Glass top coat.

While I would have preferred to have painted the heart pattern on my nails rather than using wraps, the final look is still cute. I'm festive for the holiday, even if my day is spend curled up on the couch in a sweatshirt and heart-covered leggings!

Are you doing anything special for Valentine's Day? Please share your plans so I can live vicariously through you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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  1. Aww I hope you feel better soon! I hate being sick and I don't want to do anything but lay in bed and watch reruns of Law and Order: SVU while drinking hot tea and maybe have a cat in my bed too. I like the look of the wraps! I don't use wraps anymore just because I'm lazy but they are a great way to have some nice neat nail art!

  2. This is such a darling look for Valentine's Day. I hope you feel better soon!

  3. Thate crelly is fun and perfect for Valentines Day! Hope you feel better soon! That is not fun!

  4. This is so cute. I love your little heart jewel!

  5. I'm sorry you are so sick but you've convinced me that I need someone to buy the Ellagee polish for me in the March PPU since I won't be able to do it myself.

  6. Feel better! On a happy note, this is a very cute Valentines Day mani

  7. Ugh, I'm so sorry you all are sick. That sucks...especially since Mommy won't get any rest taking care of the sick baby. On the plus side, your mani is cute and fun!

  8. This is super cute! Hope you feel better soon!

  9. Sorry you weren't feeling great. Hope you're on the mend now.

    Love the color combo for your mani! Super cute!

  10. Beautiful mani! This is very sweet and perfect for Valentine’s Day!


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