0

    Modern Romance | Valentine’s Day #MonthlyMani

    February 14, 2017

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    I cannot believe another month has passed and it is already the middle of February.  I have been a busy bee, and I am so bummed I haven’t been able to make more time for blogging here, but I will do my best!

    In the meantime, I am celebrating Valentine’s Day #MonthlyMani style with The Fashion Huntress and our “Modern Romance” theme!

    I decided to go with a simple color block design for my Valentine’s Day nail art.  I’ve seen this design once before on Pinterest, but it stuck in my mind because I loved the combination of colors and the simplicity really appealed to me.  It also turned out to be pretty easy to pull off and didn’t even require any special tools.  Here’s how I did it:

    I started with a base coat of white polish covering all of the nail.  This actually does double duty as a part of the design itself as well as a base coat for the pale blush pink color, which is somewhat sheer without it.

    Next up, I painted half of each nail with the blush pink color, bisecting  the nail diagonally.  I was worried that I would need a special thin brush or striping brush to paint these next two steps, but using the regular brush actually worked out just fine, and it was surprisingly easy to get a straight line.

    For the final step, I painted the gold metallic across half of each nail, again on the diagonal, only this time in the opposite direction.  This created the small white triangle, small pink triangle and the large gold section. Again, I didn’t need to use any special brushes, just the regular nail polish brush.

    I would definitely want to repeat this manicure.  It was so simple to create and the effect is really subtle, but pretty.  It would be fun to try the same design with more contrasting colors to make the color block effect really pop.  (I could also use a little more practice to get the lines and the proportions more even, but I think I did pretty good for my first try!)

    Do you have any fun plans for Valentine’s Day?  Derek and I already celebrated, but I’m excited to see how the kids in my class like exchanging valentines!  I’m sure they’ll be most excited about the candy haha!  ;)

    As always, thanks for reading!  :)