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. :)