Friday, 14 February 2014

Valentines Week! My Patchwork Heart

Happy Valentines Day!

For my final Valentine mani this year, I challenged myself and went freehand, and I think it paid off. I really love this patchwork design! I started with a coat of China Glaze Dance Baby on all of my nails, and then added a second coat to my pinkie and index. Once that was completely dry I sketched out the heart and patches using Barry M's white nail art pen and filled the sections in. I used Dance Baby, a-England Briar Rose, Barry M Prickly Pear and Above The Curve Rain Kissed Strawberries. While this was drying I added stripes of white and Briar Rose to the other nails and then went back over the lines separating the patches to neaten them up and add the "stitches". Patchwork hearts. Done.

I hope you've enjoyed Valentines week! I actually haven't, but I've had a rough couple of days and all I want to wear is black. Maybe next week should be moody black week...

Whether you're celebrating or not tonight, have a great evening!


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  1. Love these Helen! Sorry to hear you've had a rough couple of days - I always wear black so unfortunately my husband can't tell by my clothes if I've had a bad day. I need to find another early warning system for him lol! :)

  2. I love these, fab idea! I especially like how each section on the patchwork nails is filled with a different polish, it looks so intricate <3 xx

  3. So cute! Really lovely.

  4. I think you did great, looks amazing!

  5. this is so cute! really love how it's different from the usual hearts

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