12 February 2014

Nail Art Weekly Project #3 - Valentines Nails

I'll admit (though I don't need to as I'm sure it's obvious) that I didn't put as much time and effort into this weeks #nailartweeklyproject challenge as in the previous couple of weeks. I was going to use for my excuse that the topic for this week, Valentines Day, doesn't greatly inspire me as I'm generally apathetic to it, but mainly I just really wanted to try out a couple of polishes I've got recently and not had chance to use yet!

sweet valentines nails

I don't really do a lot of pink nails, but I did get the Strawberry Tart Fruit Pastel polish in the Models Own half price sale recently - I think I've had strawberry milkshake on the brain a lot so I couldn't not get this! It's a bit weird though - I don't know if its just me but it seems to be mega-streaky so that by the time I get it all evened out a good three coats in it's so thick and soft that it seems easy to just knock chunks out of it even when its dry? It is pretty though. It does smell like strawberries when its dry on your nails (the wet polish in the bottle just smells like nail polish to don't sniff too hard!), which is lovely most of the time but a bit weird when eating anything other than strawberries!

models own strawberry milkshake polish

The plan was to then top it off with a good coating of OPI's Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It, figuring it would be easier than painting my own little hearts on. And it would have been if it wasn't virtually impossible to get those blumming hearts out of the bottle!
The bottle looks full of them but it took a great deal of shaking and coaxing to get them out of the bottle and onto my nails and I dare to say that if I'd just painted them straight up with the topcoat I wouldn't have got more than one heart at best 'by accident'. Still, we got there eventually and I ended up with the most sickeningly girly pink nails ever.

pink glitter hearts

Not very original I know, but then neither is a lot about Valentines Day!

Whatd'ya think? A bit too pink?


  1. I like them! I agree that Valentine's is a theme that's hard to do anything original for, though.
    It's so annoying when you have to fish for glitter :(

    Jess xo

    1. This was definitely the hardest work of any glitter I've ever tried - but pretty in the end though! :)

  2. These are very cute! I don't like polishes that the glitter has settled so much!

    1. It was frustrating! 'I can see you.... why can't I get you out!?'

  3. It can never been too pink! love that it smells of strawberries! :) x

  4. You tried it....


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