A Year's Challenge Week 7: Valentines Day Mani

  Happy Valentines Day loves!!!  

I have to be honest, Valentines Day has never been one of my favorite holidays, I don't hate it but I don't love it either..and no lol, it's not just because I'm single this year. Even when I was with someone it wasn't something I made a big deal about. That's just me though. However it is a perfect excuse to do your nails really cute :) I wanted to do a little more with my Valentines Day mani but before I knew it I was doing my nails on Sunday night. So I kept it pretty simple, but cute. 

I already knew I wanted to use the colors white and a pink so I decided to paint every other nail with Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri in Snappy Sorbet and Whirlwind White. By the way, if you're looking for a good quality white that isn't expensive then try Whirlwind White. I picked up this one a few weeks ago, and now it's my favorite white I've tried.  It goes on opaque in one coat without any streaks and the application is so effortless. 

I drew a heart on my accent finger (left hand) with Sally Hansen's Nail Art Pen then filled it in with Snappy Sorbet using a nail art brush. On my pointer finger I used the same nail art pen to write the xoxo.

The little heart design that is on the accent finger on my right hand is actually just a nail art stencil that came with a kit of nail stripier polishes by Kiss. It was really easy to use, you just placed it over your finger and painted over it, took it off and that was it.  Then on my middle finger I used one of my dotting tools that I received from the Born Pretty Store a few months back. I still have a coupon code for 5% off if you order from them.
 I ordered a bunch of stamping plates last week and 2 nail stamping polishes bc I've been having trouble with the As Seen on TV kit I bought. I'm hoping either the stamps or the polish will help. I heard good reviews on their stamping plates and they were only $1.50 to $2.50 each!! You can't beat that plus the no shipping. If you happen to order from there use my code, KC5W21. It doesn't expire until the end of March. 

Even though this is only my 2nd week participating in this Year Nail Challenge, I like it so far. Next week is a corset mani, that should be interesting, for me anyway. But I'm determined to try my best with every week.  I'll post the list of mani's for each week in case you didn't see it in the last post. Let me know if you're already doing this challenge or you decide to so I can look at your mani's each week :)

1. Jan. 1st - "Make it Sparkle" Mani.
- Pull out your Best looking glitter, flakie or holo and bring in the New Year with a "Bang".
2. Jan. 8th - French Tip Mani.
3. Jan. 15th - Color Block Mani.
4. Jan. 22nd - Plaid Mani.
5. Jan. 29th - Newspaper Mani.
6. Feb. 5th - Half-moon Mani.
7. Feb. 12th - "Valentine's Day" Mani.
8. Feb. 19th - Corset Mani.
9. Feb. 26th - "Vintage" Mani.
10. Mar. 4th - Polka Dot Mani
11. Mar. 11th - "St. Patrick's Day" Mani.
12. Mar. 18th - Skittle Mani.
13. Mar. 25th - Ruffian Mani.
14. Apr. 1st - Striped Mani.
15. Apr. 8th - "Easter Day" Mani.
16. Apr. 15th - Dotticure Mani.
17. Apr. 22nd - "Earth Appreciation" Mani.
18. Apr. 29th - Cartoon Mani.
19. May. 6th - Floral Mani.
20. May. 13th - Bows Mani.
21. May. 20th - Fruit Mani.
22. May. 27th - Splatter Mani.
23. Jun. 3rd - Ombre Mani.
24. Jun. 10th - Flag Mani.
25. Jun. 17th - Pride/Rainbow Mani.
26. Jun. 24th - Neon Mani.
27. July. 1st - "4th of July" Mani.
28. July. 8th - Gradient Mani.
29. July. 15th - "Rockstar" Mani.
30. July. 22th - Water Marble Mani.
31. July. 29th - Crackle Mani.
32. Aug. 5th - Needle Marble Mani.
33. Aug. 12th - Galaxy Mani.
34. Aug. 19th - "Bling" Mani.
35. Aug. 26th - Cupcake Mani.
36. Sept. 2nd - Tape Mani.
37. Sept. 9th - "We Remember 9/11" Mani.bui
38. Sept. 16th - Metallic/Magnetic Mani.
39. Sept. 23rd - Dry Marble Mani.
40. Sept. 30th - Animal Print Mani.
41. Oct. 7th - Patchwork Mani.
42. Oct. 14th - "Pink 4 Breast Cancer Awareness" Mani.
43. Oct. 21st - Spider Web Mani.
44. Oct. 28th - Halloween Mani.
45. Nov. 4th - Tribal Mani.
46. Nov. 11th - "Mustach, 4 Movember; Prostate Cancer Awareness" Mani.
47. Nov. 18th - Thanksgiving Day Mani.
48. Nov. 25th - Feather Mani.
49. Dec. 2nd - Glitter Sandwich Mani.
50. Dec. 9th - Snowflake Mani.
51. Dec. 16th - Red Mani.
52. Dec. 23rd - Christmas Mani.
- 30/31 - you've learned enough; go all out and show 2O13, what its all about!

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  1. Oh my gosh! I love this manicure - so adorable, and I love how you used several colours. Very creative and quirky! :) Great job!

  2. These are so cute! Perfect for Valentine's Day!

  3. MariJo Nails9:54 PM

    I love this!!! It's so cute!

  4. glossandglitz1:40 AM

    this is absolutely my FAVORITE Valentine's day nail art I've seen yet! love it Kell!!! xoxox

  5. love the nails! and i agree with you, vday is not something that i make a big deal of, and i'm in a relationship.  i just think it's overrated, everything is over priced and it should be an all-year long thing.  like i'm really gonna make the extra mile for this day! LOL  

  6. Thanks!!!! Valentines Day is a great excuse for doing cute mani's.

  7. Aww wow!!! That's a big compliment. Thank you!!!

  8. Thank you!!! Exactly, it def is overrated, plus I hate getting flowers, there so expensive plus they just die in a day and I dont really like candy. I totally agree!

  9. Thank you!!! It def is overrated. Plus I dont like flowers & candy. Flowers are so expensive, and they just die in a day anyway. You could spend your money on something that's worth it. lol

  10. I'm so proud of you!! You did such a great job! This looks awesome!!! love love love!! Agreed on V-day. It's a day where card, flower, candy companies take advantage of people. :( but great for nails! I have no idea what I'm doing for next weeks yet.... and I've been thinking! xoxo

  11. Awww!!!! Thank you! You're such a sweetheart!!! LOL!! I have no idea what Im doing for next week either. I need to do a google search lol. Im so glad you're doing this challenge with me!!!

  12. jagsmitty9:19 PM

    These are so cute! I love them!! :)
    Xo, Smitty

  13. Aww!! Thank you :))

  14. I love your nails! I am always so amazed that you can keep your hand steady enough to create such intricate designs. I can bare polish my nails with solid colors! LOL! In any event, I've never been a huge fan of Valentine's Day either...just not that big of a deal for me either! Have a great weekend!

  15. Indiantag12311:27 PM

    I like the all of them which are unique and trendy.. looking awesome. indiantag

  16. Thank you!!!!!! It's hard to do it with my other hand though. I heard a weird trick that kinda works when it comes to keeping your hand steady. Hold your breath while trying to draw a straight line, you can use that for eyeliner too. I know, it sounds crazy but it does help a little. Im glad Im not the only one that feels that way about Valentines Day.
    p.s. I'm almost done with that post (Im sorry, it's been forever)

  17. This is just so cute! You did an amazing job!

  18. I love how your valentine mani turned out! I just posted my corset mani, it was fun to do.

  19. Thank you!!!! Im still working on my corset mani, this one is a big of a challenge lol

  20. Jere Ward11:21 AM

    LOVED the hearts and XOXO mani!!! Will try


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