February 14, 2017

My Love: Stamped Valentines Day Nail Art Design

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day to all! I have some blingy, pink nails for you today and a special dedication.

Products Used: China Glaze Eat Pink Be Merry, Hit The Bottle Moonshine, Kiyoco Miyaji Pink Orchid, Lina All About Love 01, Daily Charme Beaded Heart Frames, Daily Charme Love charm

I got some terrible news 17 days into 2017. One of my fur babies, Chance, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She was only 8 years old. And 2 1/2 weeks later she was gone. My cats are my children, beloved members of my family, and loosing one of them was just devastating. This design is dedicated to my love, my beautiful sweet girl who will live on forever in my heart.

Chance
August 15, 2008 - February 4, 2017


Products Used: China Glaze Eat Pink Be Merry, Hit The Bottle Moonshine, Kiyoco Miyaji Pink Orchid, Lina All About Love 01, Daily Charme Beaded Heart Frames, Daily Charme Love charm
My original plan was to do 3 nails in pink and 2 in white, but I changed my mind after I had polished all my nails and opted variations of pink instead.

So the darker shade on 3 nails is 3 coats of China Glaze Eat, Pink, Be Merry. The lighter shade is 2 coats of Eat, Pink, Be Merry over China Glaze Snow Way!.

I picked this polish for it's cool pink shimmer in person that, sadly, did not translate well in the photos.   

Products Used: China Glaze Eat Pink Be Merry, Hit The Bottle Moonshine, Kiyoco Miyaji Pink Orchid, Lina All About Love 01, Daily Charme Beaded Heart Frames, Daily Charme Love charm
I chose 2 different heart designs from Lina Nail Supply All About Love 01 plate and stamped using Hit The Bottle Moonshine and my Big Bling from Clear Jelly Stamper

I was psyched when that stamper and stamping polish combo worked with the shallower etching of this Lina plate!

Products Used: China Glaze Eat Pink Be Merry, Hit The Bottle Moonshine, Kiyoco Miyaji Pink Orchid, Lina All About Love 01, Daily Charme Beaded Heart Frames, Daily Charme Love charm
I used Akzentz Bling On to attach Beaded 5mm Heart Frames and a Love charm from Daily Charme, Swarovski Crystals in Blush Rose and Crystal from Artbeads, and 1mm Gold Bullion beads.

Products Used: China Glaze Eat Pink Be Merry, Hit The Bottle Moonshine, Kiyoco Miyaji Pink Orchid, Lina All About Love 01, Daily Charme Beaded Heart Frames, Daily Charme Love charm
Last I attached the inspiration charm, Kiyoco Miyaji Pink Orchid, to my ring finger. I bought this fun charm a few months back with Valentine's Day in mind and enjoyed wearing it with and without the pink poof.

Product Recap
(clockwise from noon with brand links)
China Glaze  Eat, Pink, Be Merry, Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat, Hit The Bottle Moonshine, Kiyoco Miyaji Pink Orchid, Lina Nail Art Supplies All About Love 01, Beaded Heart Frames and Love charm from Daily Charme (not shown)

I'm learning that grief and creativity don't work well together. It was really challenging to get my mind to focus on creating a design and nearly as difficult photographing it and writing this post. If not for the holiday, I probably wouldn't have pushed myself and there will likely be a gap before I post again.

I do hope that you enjoyed this design! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading! I'll see you next time.

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