Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines Day Nail Art Challenge Day 5 - Hearts

Only one more day left in this little challenge! 
Today's theme is Hearts.
I knew going into this challenge that I was going to do some stamping, but I also wanted to try water marbling ( i know...i have I not done this before?).  Earlier this week on instagram I saw an awesome heart shaped water marble (@milly_cutenails) and knew that I had to try it myself.  Lets just say its not easy to water marble, let alone capture a heart small enough to fit on your fingernail (tip use a small mouth cup).  I was able to make some successful hearts but once on my finger I realized it was much bigger than it looked in the cup.  Then I smeared a few, once on my nail, and had to  I think I ended up attempting the heart about 5 times before I settled on what is on my middle finger here....1 finger!!!
So here is my Heart skittles mani
As you can see I only got the humps of my heart! But I think it turned out pretty.  I added some dots and little hearts with a dotting tool to cover any air bubbles and make it look more "heart" themed.  My other fingers were stamped with a mix of Bundle Monster and Cheeky heart themed nail plates.
Pinky - Sally Hansen White on stamped with Rapid Red (Insta-Dri)
Ring - Sinful Colors Truth or Dare stamped with Sally Hansen Pink Satin (Extreme Wear)
Middle - Marble of Sally Hansen Rapid Red, Flashy Fuchsia, White On, Northern Lights
Index - Color Club Miss Bliss stamped with Konad White

All in all im pretty happy with this mani.  What do you think?
Only one more day left and you get to choose what you want for Valentines Day.
Please go check out my fellow participants and share the love:
1. Elena from Ecklipsed by Color
2. Lynette from Pink & Purple Dots


  1. I love this skittle mani! You always have so much detail and pattern in your themes. The selection of pinks and reds really work well. I really adore the water marble, it has a great fluid look. I can't believe the challenge is almost over!

  2. I love the skittlette mani ! Looks GORGEOUS !!! I love your stamping such amazing detail ! ♥

    On a side note, I LOVE the little heart your holding too ♥

    1. Thanks Lynette. I think I talked about the heart in one of my earlier challenge posts. I crocheted it for my husband and we have been taking turns hiding it for each other to find. I thought I would use it for a prop!

  3. New follower now. :) Gorgeous ! Really enjoy your work !

    1. Thanks and welcome to the blog Miranda!! Feel free to send me suggestions or requests.