Tuesday, 18 February 2014

LOVEing Nails!

Hey Beauts,

So last week was Valentine's day and everyone either went cuckoo for love or got upset that they were single. Personally my boyfriend and I don't celebrate it, it's too commercialised for us and his excuse is 'Why do I need a certain day to tell you I love you?'. Plus, it's my birthday the next day so half the time I'm too excited about my birthday to care about Valentine's day, and the fact that I was turning 21 - I was super excited! But this doesn't mean I don't like pink and red and glitter and love hearts, so I am continuing to paint my nails with the Valentine's theme this week as well! 
Love hearts and pink are very girly connotations and it just makes me feel very femenine having nails like these, especially when I got lots of compliments on them! So I though I'd show you my nails and give you tips on how I achieved the look at home without special tools and equipment. I believe I only used a toothpick, sellotape and a cotton swab. So here we go! :)

First off, excuse the sloppines on these nails, I took the picture before I cleaned up the edges (whoops). The thumb is just done by swiping the nail polish brush up the nail with three different colours after each layer has dried and then on the thumb, pointer and pinky I have just dabbed the top of the brush on the nail and put on a little red gem that I had in a craft kit. The ring finger is a dark red with a simple chunky glitter on top and the middle finger is done by putting nail polish on a cotton swap and dragged down twice to form the heart and the tip of a toothpick dipped into nail polish dotted around the edge to blur the rough edges of the heart.

The pinky and middle fingers are just a plain colour with two different types of glitter on top - one fine glitter, one chunky glitter. The pointer finger was done by pulling purple polish up the nail in lines with a toothpick (I personally don't like this nail) and the hearts were done by cutting a love heart out of some sellotape and painting over the pattern on my nail (The pink heart is my favourite). 

I hope you all enjoyed this quick post. I think you can wear nails like this at any time through out the year as they are just happy, lovely nails! If you recreate them, write a blog post and comment down below or tweet them to me here; TWITTER. Comment down below if you like these nails or what you would change about them if you could. I love inspiration for my nails, especially if it comes from you beauts! :D Tell me what you did for Valentine's day too! I know I don't celebrate it but I love hearing your stories. Also I was wondering if you would like a birthday haul seeing as though it was my birthday but I don't know if you'd be interested in that? Again comment down below and remember to follow on Bloglovin' and GFC so you don't miss the post if I decided to do it! :D <3

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx


  1. so cute, it's very artistic :) <3


  2. These are so cute! I love nail art but I really need to practice as I have such shaky hands!
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    Daniela xo

  3. Gorgeous, I am pretty bad at nail art can only do basic things xx


  4. Those nails are so pretty!


  5. Nail art is something I am just so rubbish with, so I never bother! Gorgeous ideas though!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  6. These are soooo good! I'm working on getting better at nail art ahaha
    It's a process though since you have to wait for each layer to try.
    ~Makaela at www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com

  7. Your nails look so cute and amazing! That takes talent. I would mess it up for sure!


  8. Love the nails! You have taken when it comes to that! I am horrible at doing my nails.. I am trying really hard to improve =P Thanks for checking out my blog gorgeous!


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