Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cupid Hit Me! ♥

Wow, could I sound any cheesier with that title? Haha...
This post is going to be a little different but I hope it's something you enjoy.

I don't usually celebrate Valentine's Day but I've been really inspired by other bloggers lately so I decided to paint my nails with my own take on the holiday and also share with you all a DIY gift.

Now, before I get any further into the post I would like to explain why I don't celebrate the holiday.
I really do value the love and friendship that I share with the special people in my life, however I don't like that people exchange gifts because they feel that they "have to"...I prefer getting something any other day of the year because someone saw something and thought of me and decided to get it. (Yes, I like gifts. (: )--I'm starting to feel the same way about Christmas, but we won't get into that lol.

With that being said, I bought a few nail tools from Ebay because I would really like to start jazzing up my nails and this is what I came up with:

They still had some extra polish because I wasn't done cleaning them up yet. Don't judge me. :o/ I kid...
It was the first time I seriously attempted doing a little something extra on my nails.
The process was very simple:
(I didn't use a base coat because I didn't have one.)
I painted two coats of American Apparel's Cotton.
Then with three different sized dotters, I layered on Rimmel London's Black Satin and OPI's Color So Hot It Berns.
Since I can only really use my right hand, I used a thin, dense, nail brush to paint on the heart (with OPI's So Hot It Berns.)
Finally I layered on a (clear), top coat by Sinful Colors.

...and now for the DIY gift!
I think these are the most special kinds of gifts you can give/receive (and your wallet will be happy too!).
I mentioned before that I don't usually celebrate Valentine's Day and that is because in the past I've baked brownies & cookies and packaged them all with ribbon and candy as gifts--so when I saw this, I knew I wanted to do it!


Simple right?
I got this idea from Ginny, please check out her blog for all the details, she's super sweet and has great posts!
I will be making mine tomorrow. I'll post a picture on Twitter.;o]

What will you guys be doing for Valentine's Day this year?

7 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing my project :D And I'm loving the nails!

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  2. Your nails are so cute. I love polka dots. The gift idea is so adorable as well. Have a happy valentines day.

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  3. Ginny-No problem. I have everything already but I kept putting it off so I will have to make it tomorrow lol. I hope a lot of people check out your blog, because I LOVE it!

    Fannie-Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day to you too. (:

    Jenny-Thanks, I'm trying to figure out what to do next. I think maybe something matte.

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  4. Really cute nails!! I love the heart :)

    Kisses, Melanie

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