Monday, 14 October 2013

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

Halloween Makeup Ideas
It's almost here! It's almost here!

Of course I am referring to HALLOWEEN!!! My official countdown started weeks ago! It's pretty much my favourite time of the year. For just one night you can be anything you want to be. It's ok to wear over the top makeup or a really scary costume!

I've thought a lot about what I want to be, I still haven't really figured it out yet though. I know I typically post nails (up until now that's all I've posted) but I really like make up too so I thought I'd post a few pictures of some makeup designs/looks that I've tried leading up to Halloween 2013!

Hope you enjoy, I have some nail art posts and tutorial videos coming soon so stay tuned!

Peace, Love & Don't Forget Your Mascara


Masquerade Mask (50 Shades Darker) 

Cheshire Cat

Comic Book




Maleficent Themed Makeup

Zombie/ Walking Dead

80's Glam

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Circuit Board Nails

Today's nails were inspired by a circuit board.

For this design I use the following:

- Beauty Secrets Base Coat
- Finger Paints polish in Sketch N Etch
- LA Colors Art Deco in Mint Green & Black
- Orly polish in Luze
- Beauty Secrets Top Coat

The fun thing about this nail design is that there are so many different ways to paint it. You can make it as simple or as intricate as you like!

Hope you enjoy this design.

Check out my nail art videos (I've got some fun ones planned for Halloween!)

Youtube Videos

Facebook Page

Peace, Love & Don't forget your top coat!

My Inspiration

Monday, 18 March 2013

Matte/Glitter Nail Art

Black Matte/Glitter Nail Art
Today's nail art is a super easy, super cute design that you can do with any color polish you have. It's great for that nail art beginner but still very edgy for experienced artists looking for a quick design!

For this design I used:

Beauty Secrets Base Coat
Orly Liquid Linyl
Joe Fresh Style Matte Top Coat Black Masquerade

To make the zig-zag design I used sticker stencils that I purchased at my local Sally Beauty but for a cheaper alternative you can also use tape and scissors.

Check out my YouTube video to see how I did this!

YouTube Nail Art Tutorial (Please Subscribe!!)

Send me your pictures and videos, let me know if theres a design that you'd like for me to do! I hope you enjoyed this glittery design!

Check out my facebook page! Nails by Valentine


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Black vs. White

Hi all!

Today's nails are brought to you by the colors BLACK and WHITE! I also have a tutorial video on YouTube so check it out if you want to see how I created this design.

For this design I used the following:

Base Coat- Beauty Secrets
White Polish- Finger Paints Paper Mache
Black Polish- Orly Liquid Vinyl
Glitter- Kiss Nail Art Paint in Silver Glitter
Top Coat- Beauty Secrets

I also used some rhinestones to bling it up but those are of course optional (you could always use a really nice bright polish that you have as an accent).

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy design and check out the tutorial linked below!

Black & White Flower Nail Art Tutorial

Peace, Love & Don't forget your top coat!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Va Va Velvet Nails

Velvet Nails
Happy New Year Everyone!

I finally did it! I uploaded my first nail tutorial video to YouTube!

Follow this link to check it out:

I'm hoping to post 1 video per week. Mostly easy nail art tutorials, Q&A, that sort of thing.

For this design I used:

- Beauty Secrets Base Coat
- China Glaze Polish in Frostbite
- Lose Velvet (can be found at most craft stores, I got mine at Michael's)

It's important to pick a polish that is close in color to your velvet, if you don't it will be very noticeable and almost make the velvet look dirty (for lack of a better word).

Hope you like this technique and the tutorial. Keep emailing me requests or leave me a comment on  YouTube! But remember, it's my first upload so please be kind :)

Peace, Love, & Don't forget your top coat!