I finally did some nail art, woohoo! I wanted to play around with the China Glaze Sesame Street nail polishes and came up with this look for Valentine’s Day.
Here are all the products and tools that I used for this nail art:
- OPI Nail Envy as base coat
- China Glaze in Since 1969 (gunmetal)
- essence in snow alert! (white)
- China Glaze in Gift Fur You (pink glitter)
- essie speed setter top coat
- Candy Coat Super Shiny no wipe gel top coat
- Heart-shaped hole punch
- Masking tape
- Makeup sponge
After applying OPI Nail Envy as base coat on all nails, I added three coats of Since 1969 (gunmetal) and three coats of snow alert! on nails. For Gift Fur You on my pinky, it’s not a glitter bomb so I first put it on a makeup sponge so that the sponge would absorb the clear base and only place the glitters on my nail, then I dabbed it on my nail. I did this twice. This technique turns a sparse glitter nail polish into a glitter bomb! I then sealed all nails with a layer of essie top coat. I added a second layer of essie top coat on my pinky because the glitter made it a bit uneven.
I waited 15-20 minutes for the topcoat to be dry enough to not lift with the masking tape. I punched a heart-shaped hole in the masking tape and placed it on my ring finger. Then I put more Gift Fur You on a sponge and dabbed it over the heartn hole, then removed the tape. And I sealed it in with another layer of essie topcoat. The next morning after waking up I sealed all my nails with a layer of Candy Coat gel top coat. And voilà!
I’m really happy with how they turned out. That heart-shaped hole punch is an easy way to do nail art without having to draw anything.
My daughter loved my nails and wanted me to do hers too, so I did! She chose what colour went where, and I added a glittery tip on her thumbs.
Did you do any nail art for Valentine’s Day?
– Chantal 🙂
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Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.