Hey all! I figure that it’s about time to get the Valentine’s Day-themed manis started. I have so much fun doing holiday-themed nail art and always forget to post in time- but hey, Valentine’s Day isn’t until Tuesday, so I’m ahead of the game for the moment, right?
For this look, I went with a simple spelling theme. I’ve been loving textured polishes lately (because I am lazy and they are fast), so I started off with OPI’s frosty baby pink texture polish “Pussy Galore.” It is named after a character in James Bond book/movie Goldfinger, but it also feels timely given other goings-on in the world.
Once the textured base had dried (i.e. after I took a nap), I used vinyl stencils to spell out L-O-V-E and to add a bow to my accent nail on the other hand. (True facts: I use my Cinderalla hand to experiment with the look I’m going for and so while most of the times it looks totally wonky, once in a while one nail looks better than any of the ones on my left hand (the one you normally see), so I use that for the macro photo instead.) I got these nail vinyls a year (or two?) ago in a Valentine’s bundle and don’t remember properly where I got them from. I’m a bad, bad blogger for not knowing- apologies. The polish I used for stenciling is Colors by Llarowe “Dirty Diana,” a magenta holo that happens to be one of the first indie polishes I ever bought. Yep, still love it, even all these years later.
I’m still working on my vinyls skills and creativity. I always have a lot of trouble because my nails are pretty curved, both side-to-side and top-to-bottom, but I’m working on it. Let me know if you have any workarounds or suggestions!
3 thoughts on “Spelling L-O-V-E with OPI and Colors by Llarowe”
This is so good! the cutest manicure ever! I love pink and this is definitely something I would get done. Not do it myself, because I’m a disaster. And maybe not even get it done because, well, I bite my nails. But it looks beautiful. You’re extremely talented. Will be following you from now on. xo
Awww, thank you! The vinyls make it pretty foolproof, though I’m usually more of a stamping person!
I will recommend your blog to one of my best friends who loves getting her nails done and is great at it. She will be inspired!