Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pretty In Pink

OPI Base coat & Top coat, Essie in Fiji, Essie in A Cut Above

Happy day-before Valentine's Day, Loves!

There are a few things in this world that instantly puts me in a good mood and that's painting my nails! Some people go on shopping sprees, get massages or get some sort of makeover, but what joy an $8 (cheaper if you buy them on amazon) product does to my spirits!

Below are steps by steps instructions on how to glam up your nails for Valentine's Day, even if you're spending it solo, you deserve it!

Step 1: Apply one thin coat of Base Coat
Pro tip- Always apply base coat before any polish, this will prevent your nails from turning yellow.

Step 2: Paint 2 coats of your desired nail polish.  I actually applied 3 coats since this color leaves brush stokes.  The extra coat will help with that.

Step 3: Take your glittery nail polish and paint only the top half of your nails.

I find it easier to do this if you were to paint them sideways.

One coat is fine, but to make the glitter pops even more, I applied two coats.

Step 4: Apply top coat and voila- Pretty nails!

With lots of practice, it's like a professional did them. WINK!

Good Luck!


  1. cute nails! i love the touch of sparkly goodness. i love having my nails painted but hardly ever make the time to do it. you may have just inspired me though.