Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Heroes in a Half-Shell (Turtle Power!)

TMNT Nails

This was an idea that someone emailed to me a little while back. I wasn't quite sure how to capture the overall theme at first but this is what I came up with.

For this design I used the following:

- "Finger Paints" Base Coat
- "China Glaze" #1009 In the Lime Light (neon)
- "Finger Paints" Art Nouv-Yellow
- Acrylic Paints in Black, Red, Purple, Blue, Yellow and White
- "Joe Fresh" Matte Top Coat

These were easy to do and look great on short nails!

- Tip: When trying to achieve the look of animated eyes first use the back of a make-up brush or large dotting tool to place a black dot, then when dry dot a slightly smaller white dot on top of it (try to leave just a little of the black slowing to provide an outline). Then once the white it dry, use a toothpick to dot a tiny black dot over the white... Voila! You've got perfect cartoon eyes!!

Try these on your own nails and send me a picture of your artwork! Hope you enjoyed these!

- Valentine

Flash Back

Pink Retro Nails

I did these nails on Friday as a quick and fun nail idea for beginners. Its a cool and quick idea if you want to add a little something to a regular manicure!

I used the following for this design:

- "Finger Paints" Base Coat
- "China Glaze" #1012 Rose among thorns (neon)
- "LA Colors Art Deco" Striper in Lavender
- "Kiss" Striper in Bikini Pink
- "Finger Paints" Paper Mache (pok-a-dots)
- "Joe Fresh" Matte Top Coat

I used a tooth pick to make my poke-a-dots, they are inexpensive and make the perfect tiny circles.

Try these out on your own nails and send me a picture of your art work :)

Hope you liked this nail art design, please keep sending your requests to nailsbyvalentine@gmail.com

- Valentine

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Coffee Shop Nails

Coffee Shop Nails

To commemorate the new larger size coffee available in Atlantic Canada that started on Monday January 23rd I did these cute coffee shop nails!

For this design I used the following:

- Base Coat (Finger Paints)
- Joe Fresh Polish in "Caramel and Mocha"
- Kiss Nail Art Striper in Red
- Acrylic Paint in Black, White and Yellow
- Top Coat (Finger Paints)

Hope you guys enjoy this simple design, If you try it on your own nails send me a picture! :)

As always continue to send your requests to nailsbyvalentine@gmail.com

TIP: For easy out lining pain the shape you want out lined in black first then fill in the color, this avoids having to line the shape after and gives the lines a much cleaner look.

- Valentine

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Ups- a- Daisy

Daisy French Tips

Today's nails are inspired by the lack of snow in my city in late January and of course daisies are one of my favorite flowers!

For this nail art design I used the following:

- Base Coat (Finger Paints)
- Sinful Colors Polish in "Opal Glitter"
- China Glaze Polish in "Secret Peri-Wink-Le"
- Finger Paints Polish in "Paper Mache" (for the pok-a-dots)
- Acrylic paint in white and green
- Nail Rhinestones in Yellow
- Fast Dry Top Coat (Finger Paints)

These are quick and easy, Hope you enjoy them :)

Tip: For pok-a-dots use a toothpick or the back of a makeup brush to make perfect circles.

If you try these on your own nails send me a picture. As always keep sending your requests to nailsbyvalentine@gmail.com


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year was yesterday and 2012 is the year of the Dragon. I was feeling a little festive and came up with these.

The ring finger has the traditional chinese symbol for "Dragon" while the others are decked out in fireworks for the occasion!

I used the following to do these nails:

- Base Coat
- Finger Paints Nail Polish in "Curator's Crimson"
-Acrylic paints in - Black, White and Gold
-Nail rhinestones in Gold and Black
-Fast dry top coat

Hope you guys enjoy!

If you try these on your own nails send me a picture :) and keep sending your requests to nailsbyvalentine@gmail.com


Monday, 23 January 2012

Optimistic Monday

Sunflower Nails

I know that it's winter and all but I can't wait for the snow to melt away and the warm weather to begin! These simple sunflower nails were done with the following:

- Base Coat
- Light Blue polish
- Acrylic Paints in Black, Yellow and White
- Fast dry Top coat

Hope you like these, if you try this design on your own nails send me a picture! :)

As always send your requests to nailsbyvalentine@gmail.com

Happy Monday!


Saturday, 21 January 2012

Pink Camouflage Nails

I had a request from a girl at work a few days ago, she asked to see camo on my nails, I thought I'd add a girly touch to it and make it PINK with SPARKLES!

To the girl who requested this, I really hope you like it :)


New Year, New Site!

2012 Happy New Years Nails

Welcome to my new blog, I figured with all the good feedback I was getting from my Facebook pictures that I would create a new place to show off my photos!

Over the next few months I will use this website to provide links to my youtube tutorials and to show off pictures.

Remember that I take requests; If there is a design that you'd like to see me do please email me @ nailsbyvalentine@gmail.com I'd love to hear your ideas! :)

As always feedback is always appreciated. :)