Once again, I am a day behind in the February Love-ly NAC. The theme for this was gifts. I have two manis for this, so please forgive me.
This first one probably doesn't make any sense. Look, and then I will explain.
This was inspired by Chalkboard Nails HERE. Now the reason these are considered "gifts" is that one of Bria's teachers loves owls. So I did these on Bria's nails as a "gift" for her teacher.
I started with Sinful Colors Cinderella as a base.
The Owls were made with China Glaze Your Touch (body), Zoya Cheryl (wings and legs) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening (eyes and beak).
The hearts were made with China Glaze Your Touch and Nina Spun Sugar.
Bria said that the big owl was scratching his butt, because I messed up his wing (tee hee).
The next mani was inspired by the gift box my valentine chocolates came in this year.
I started with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid red.
This color isn't really me. It is too bright a red. I like those vampy reds. One of the benefits of the Insta-Dri is that it really does dry really, really, really quick. I can paint my nails five minutes before I walk out the door with no topcoat and not worry about ruining my nails. This red, though, is terrible with the staining. Nails, cuticles, everything, so make sure you wear a base coat or two.
Then I stamped with Sinful Colors Black and LeLac XL plate B. Love this plate! I wanted to use Konad Special Black for this stamping, but I think my bottle is getting too old and the stamp to detailed, because I couldn't get the image to transfer, the polish kept drying too fast.