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Heart Manicure

♪♫Lookin’ back on the things I’ve done,
I was trying to be someone,
I played my part and kept you in the dark,
Now let me show you the shape of my heart♥…♫♪


Did I just reveal my age by quoting a Backstreet Boys song?

Well this manicure literally changed the shape of my heart…uh, nail.


I usually keep my nails square….


So, I got to filing, which was not very efficient since my nails are very thick, kind of like sweeping the floor with a toothbrush.   I ended up clipping the sides and then just smoothing the edges with the file.  You want to file them into a rounded point.


I don’t know, I kinda sorta like it in a weird way…


Paint the base coat, and whatever light pink colour you have for French manicure.  Then I used China Glaze “Hey Sailor” to roughly paint the edge.


Then you make a “V” in the middle and then round it out into the 2 humps at the top of the heart.


Make sure you paint the nail edges.  Add a top coat and done!


“WHOOOOOO’S your Valentine?”

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Candy Cane Nails


So, the world didn’t end today.  Phew! Good thing too, because that would have been a waste of my candy cane nails.


I used China Glaze “Ruby Pumps” for the base, with a white striper to make the stripes.

The ring finger is China Glaze “White on White” with “Tree Hugger” for the tree covered in emerald green glitter dust and hex glitters for the star and ornaments.


Rainbow nails

Here’s a quick little tutorial, which is also a hint to my Halloween costume. I’m wearing it tonight, so stay tuned for it in the next post.

Start with a base of China Glaze “For Audrey”
Then hold your fingers so that your nails are in as straight a line as possible, and use China Glaze “Pool Party” to make the top of a rainbow across all four nails. “Pool Party” is a neon so I thought it worked well with the subdued blue of “For Audrey” to bring a nostalgic vibe.

Now use China Glaze “Lemon Fizz” to make another stripe underneath but overlapping half of the width of the nail polish brush.

Now a stripe of Love & Beauty purple, overlapping again.

Now finally, use a thin nail art striper in green over the bottom half of the purple.

I know, I know, this rainbow is so NOT ROYGBIV, but I only had the green in thin brush size so this non natural colour order will have to do.

Add some fluffy little clouds (Bob Ross voice), and a heart on the thumb. I promise it will all make sense when you see my costume, if you haven’t figured it out already!

Can you guess my costume?