Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lover's Kisses

Good morning dear readers! Today I have my first Valentine's Day manicure, and the first freehanding nail art that I have done in a long time!


I have been calling this "One Million Kisses" in my head all night, although I can obviously see that there are nowhere near that many. HUMOR ME!

This was a tough manicure, I'm not gonna lie to you guys! I think I redid these at least three times. Most of my problems were due to my base color choices being too thick though, and then due to that, my lips wouldn't draw on correctly.


After trying a few colors as bases and watching them flop spectacularly, I gave OPI Rumple's Wiggin' a shot. It went on gorgeously and easily in two coats, and wasn't thick at all. I was so glad that I was able to get it to work. I was really excited about this idea and was getting frustrated when it kept going wrong! I then freehanded on the lips with the small end of a dotting tool. The colors I used were: OPI Manicurist of Seville, OPI Sparrow Me the Drama, China Glaze Heli-yum, and American Apparel Dynasty.

I want to take a quick second to mention that I have worn Dynasty as a full manicure before but didn't make a post about it. The formula is AMAZING and I highly recommend it.


The lips in this manicure aren't perfect -- drawing with a dotting tool is hard! -- but I think that makes it look more realistic, like they are actually tiny little lipstick kisses. Not every kiss would turn out exactly the same.


I just love full nail designs, especially with nail art. This one could be a sister manicure to my Halloween Eyeball Nails, don't you think? Maybe someday I will do a nose manicure and then I will have done eyes, nose, and mouth manicures. Just kidding... or am I?


I know I haven't done a ton of nail art lately, so I hope this makes up for it a little bit. :)

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40 comments

  1. Don't forget ear manicures. XP

    I absolutely love this lips manicure, it looks great!

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  2. This is soo cute <3 How did you draw those lips? It looks so original!!

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  3. Wonderful!
    I love the freehand designs :)

    I also do designs on nails, I'd love if you visit my blog:)

    Toxic Vanity

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  4. This is so well done that I thought you were wearing nail strips!!

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  5. I can't believe this is freehand! It looks so so gorgeous!

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  6. How stinkin' much do I love this? :D

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  7. Do nose nails for Hay Fever Awareness Day!
    (Is that even a thing? It should be.)
    These are awesome :)

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  8. this beyond super cute. I love it. I don't think I have anywhere near the patience to do this lol

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  9. it looks super pretty tho. And, my, i wish i was perfectionist enough to do a mani 3 times - i guess thats why you never have fails lol xxxx

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  10. the look so lovely !!
    I'm your follower!

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  11. Love this upturned out ereally well!

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  12. I luv it a million times! Pure cuteness..

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  13. love the pattern! and the colors... the purple is perfect, makes the mani not overwhelming with pink and red vday colors.
    I also want to pass on the I LOVE YOUR BLOG award to you! :)

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  14. OMG I thought this was stamping! Awesome job in doing it freehanded! Love the mani

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  15. Love this! I can't believe you free handed the lips, they are so good!

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  16. ooohhhh! They're pretty. and they look like real kiss marks. :)

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  17. So pretty :) You did a great job! (And pity that you didn't show AA Dynasty, I love this polish!)

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  18. so cute! I like to draw with dotting tools too, I'm going to have to try out some lips! :)

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  19. sooo sweet! I think I might try this out (and not only on valentine's day!)

    P.S. I would love if anyone checked out my blog http://nails-masquerade.blogspot.com/ :)

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    3. Great start! I just recently started a nail blog! check it out here http://vintagevarnish.wordpress.com/

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  20. I love this! But darn it, I would only be able to do this on my left hand! Did you do this as a full mani?

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    1. I did do it on both hands, but the right hand never looks as nice as the left. :)

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    2. Good to know! I been wanting to ask you... what's the best way to photograph nails? I just recently started my nail blog and have dabbled in photography but nails are just so hard to photograph! It probably would help if I had a macro lens too! here's my blog if you are interested http://vintagevarnish.wordpress.com/

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    3. If you take a look at my tutorial page, I have a few beginner nail photography tutorials you can take a look at! http://www.chalkboardnails.com/p/tutorials.html

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