these are my best friend's Valentine's nails. i told her i was doing what iiiiii wanted (lol) and she sat back and let me at 'em. while i was off from my surgery i became even more obsessed with Instagram and began following some really talented Japanese techs. i got the inspiration for the "hollow-hearts" from a few of their designs and thought it'd be a cute alternative to a 3D heart. now, my bestie loves animal print just as much as me, so of course i had to hand paint some leopard print for her. we finished these off with clusters of Swarovski rhinestones and some polka dots :)
and theeeeen there were my nails: LOUD AND PROUD! well.. maybe not at first lol these bright colors and mixture of patterns was a little intense for me at first. i usually always stick to the "safer" side. to me thats golds, silvers, black (in all different shades) and animal print. this time i thought i should put on my big-girl pants and step out of the box.. this was the result and i LOVE them! Bubble gum pink, teal, silver, white and a crazy miss-mash of prints. i hand painted my signature leopard print and decided i wanted these to be valentines-esque.. not smothered in hearts, xo's and red (you know that saying, "a little dab will do ya"?) thats just not me, but i do love it on everyone else. i love my little smooches on the white nails and the black polka dots on the teal are girly but still a little bit edgy. im really reaaaaalllyyyyy loving my almond nails, they just make me feel so feminine!
i tried desperately to record a new Valentine's Day themed gel polish video but everything i tried to do, wasn't video worthy. back to the drawing board, i guess :)