Thursday, 5 February 2015

Valentines Nail Art #1: Pink and Red Ombré with Polka Dots

We are now into February and its under 2 weeks away until Valentines day, so I though I better start some Valentines themed nail art to help spread some love! Whether you have someone special to share the day with or you have a date with a box of chocolates and the TV, add a bit of romance into the air by creating a fun nail art. If you want to find out how I created this pink and red ombré with polka dots keep reading...

Valentines Nail Art

Ombre Nail Art

All you will need is nail varnish in the shades red, pink and white, a tooth pick / dotting tool and a small makeup sponge. You may also want to have some cotton buds and nail varnish remover to hand just to tidy up around the nails, as the ombré can get a bit messy!
I used the shades: Illamasqua 'Throb', Graffiti Nails 'Butterfly Pink', and Models Own 'Coconut Cream'. 

Step 1: I began by painting my nails in one coat of white polish, just to make the ombré shades more vibrant.
Step 2: Next, by taking a stripe of the red and pink polishes onto a small makeup sponge and pressing onto the nail, I created the ombre effect.
Step 3: Then I took some white polish onto a toothpick and added small polka dots evenly across each nail.
Step 4: Finally, once everything was dry I added a top coat to each nail just to seal everything into place.

Polka Dot Nail Art

Pink Nail Art

What do you think of this nail art? Will you be creating any yourself for Valentines day?

Happy Nail Art-ing AND Happy Valentines Day!

Sam x





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