Monday, February 13, 2012

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Valentine's Day - When I think of romance...

OK, I know this is a little corny, but when I think of romance, I think of a destination like this.  Walking along the beach at sunset with my husband.  It's kind of nothing like my life in reality at the moment.  With a three year old and a one year old racing around, there isn't any opportunities for romantic destinations like this!

For this design I sponged on the blue (Picture Polish Bombshell), then the orange (Picture Polish Citrus), then the yellow (Ulta3 Frangipani).  I had to do a bit of alternating back and forth with colours to try to get it to look ok.  I'm not really that good with sponging and getting a nice blend of colours, but the end look was acceptable.  The sponging on my right had was sooooo much worse, but one never shows their non-dominant painted hand - ok.

Next I applied some homemade decals for the palm trees and the couple walking.  Then I painted a yellow sun using Ulta3 Citrus and finally I painted a freehand black french tip.


I had a huge amount of trouble getting my cuticles clean from sponging with the blue polish.  I'm sorry about that!





Here is a photo I took the next day, after I had been able to clean my cuticles a bit more.


Only one more Valentine's Day nail art to come tomorrow.

37 comments:

  1. This is seriously like a piece of art. it's so gorgeous.

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  2. Great job - that's a truly romantic valentine's mani! :)

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  3. This is really pretty! Actually, I have a blog post about how to do a sponged gradient with more opaque colors that might help with what you were experiencing, it's on my blog right now (second post at the moment). The key is using clear nail polish mixed in with the opaque polishes to sheer them out and doing lots of layers. It makes getting a smooth gradient much easier!

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    1. Thanks Laynie - I checked out your blog and love your gradient tut. Thanks. Also love your decal idea! I'm totally doing that!

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  4. This is such a novel take on the valentines mani! I love it! :)

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  5. This is amazing! So detailed!! I never have enough patience for nail art but I love admiring your endless designs!

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  6. This is really cool! It's different to all the hearts and stuff! I think the sponging turned out amazing!

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  7. Oh my god. Wow, this is some of the most impressive nail art I have ever seen. I'd never want to take it off!

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  8. So cool! This art really brings up images & feelings of walking on the beach at sun set. Romance captured! Great job!!!!!!

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  9. wow this looks stunning !!! love it, u are a true artist my dear... :)

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  10. good god, this is incredible, well done!

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  11. This is really amazing...I love the couple holding hands...very romantic and well-done. My hats off to you!

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  12. This is insane!!! in a good way... love it!

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    1. Love it! How do you make homemade decals! So pretty

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  13. pretty!! happy valentines day!!

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  14. OK Everyone - there is too many wonderful comments to reply to them all. Thank you very much. I loved reading them all!

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  15. This is simply amazing! I am picturing myself on a beach right now!

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  16. This has to be my favorite mani, great job! I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! Here are the details: http://thepolishedmommy.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html

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