11 February 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Patterns on Patterns: Hearts on Stripes

Hello, everyone! I hope you are enjoying the Digit-al Dozen week so far! I know I am, but I have a bunch of fun swatches to share with you too, so I’m getting a bit eager for the week to end. Anyway, I’ve got another Valentine’s Day look to share with you today (I know I keep saying that, and all my manicures are really just regular manicures in pink and red, but this one is themed – I promise! It even has hearts in it.) I actually consider this one to be a bit of a fail, because the freehanded hearts are far from perfect, but I think a part of the challenge is to keep up and post every day, even if you aren’t 100% satisfied with your work.



To achieve this look, I started off with a base of LVX Peony. Then, I applied the new thick line nail vinyls from KBShimmer (part of their new spring releases, available here!) and painted over them with KBShimmer Life Rose On. I peeled off the nail vinyls, and drew on little hearts within the lighter stripes. I topped it all off with matte top coat.

I made a quick video tutorial for this look here. (By the way, I hope you are all enjoying my new inclusion of video tutorials – some of the looks I do are basic, but I figure it’s fun to watch the process either way! I know I love watching my favorite nail artists do their thing.)


As I said before, I do think of this manicure as a fail, and I almost scrapped the look completely. But, I figured it might be the only actual Valentine’s Day themed manicure I do this year, so I kept it. It’s definitely a good reminder of how I need to keep practicing my detail work.


I have to say, I am really enjoying this week of pink and red manicures so far! I think my go-to colors for nail art are usually in the blue or purple category, so it’s nice to reach slightly out of my comfort zone and paint my nails with these colors that I don’t often wear. It’s also taught me that I do not own enough pink and red nail polishes!


Here are the two shades that I used for this manicure. I reviewed the LVX shade here, and the KBShimmer here. Again, the nail vinyls I used are available from KBShimmer as well.

What do you guys think of this manicure? Make sure to check out what the other ladies of the Digit-al Dozen have come up with today!




Some products provided for my honest review.

PRODUCTS USED:
Base: Nailtiques Formula 2 Plus, available here
Polishes: 
LVX Peony, available here
KBShimmer Life Rose On, available here
Top: KBShimmer Clearly on Top, available hereBorn Pretty Store Matte Top Coat, purchase here (use code RFL91 for 10% off your order!)

23 comments:

  1. How cute! i can image these as a wallpaper design too.

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  2. I really like the simplicity of this mani. And your hearts are way better than anything I could pull off!

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  3. You are too hard on yourself girl! I think this is perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  4. Fail my skinny red butt. It's lovely!

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  5. The Dalai Lama's NailsFebruary 12, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    I love this. I feel like all of my looks are so obnoxious - and this is just simple perfection!

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  6. Super cute valentine look! Great job!

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  7. It's beautiful. Such a good Valentine's design!

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  8. I somehow doubt that... but thank you! Hehe ;)

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  9. Haha! So not true, but thank you :)

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  10. You're right, I can totally see that! Thank you!

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  11. Awe, I really liked your hearts. Totally not a fail!

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  12. A Girl and Her PolishFebruary 15, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    This is great! Your hearts are so perfect!

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  13. This is definitely not a fail. i love them.

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  14. This is so cute and girly! Perfect for the holiday!

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  15. These are perfect....you've kicked butt this week! <3

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  16. These are beautiful and fun!

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  17. Oh, you look great in pink too. Great design!

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  18. Super cute! And those hearts are perfect!

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