Friday, January 27, 2012

NOTD: Essie Super Bossa Nova with Hearts!

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Essie Super Bossa Nova Nail Lacquer

When it comes to painting designs on my nails, most of the time I end up wishing I never attempted it in the first place - as most of the time it looks like I drew the designs with my eyes closed. I wanted to do a simple design in the spirit of Valentine's Day, so I added a little heart to each nail. Not the best job in the world, but I thought the outcome was kinda cute.

I used two coats of Essie Super Bossa Nova, which is a lovely fuchsia with very fine bright pink/purple shimmers. Essie's Nail Polish formula makes me want to scream at times - the first coat applied beautifully, and the second coat was difficult to spread. It was like applying old, goopy polish to my nails. I have this problem with Essie all of the time. But, by the time I applied my top coat (Seche Vite), no signs of a "struggle" showed through. It's a very pretty summer shade for the fingers and toes.

I added the hearts simply by using the tip of a toothpick. I dipped the tip of the toothpick in a small pool of the polish and laid the tip on a slight diagonal to my nail. It should create a half heart shape. Then, repeat on the opposite side to connect the heart.

You can practice on paper to get it right before you attempt it on your freshly painted nails!

You can get creative and draw borders and/or designs around the hearts. With the tip of the toothpick, I made a white dotted outline around one of my nails, and with a glitter nail art pen, outlined another heart.

What's on your nails?! Do you ever paint designs on your nails for the holidays?

29 comments:

  1. cute nails & awesome tips!!

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  2. This is such an adorable design!

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  3. So cute for valentines day :)


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  4. Love it! This does look super easy too, I will try anything but my hands are so shakey so whatever I draw is usually pretty wiggly. lol
    This looks simple and if the hearts are not all exactly the same I'm just going to tell people I was going for Shabby Chic. ;)
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  5. i love your cute hearts! i am going to paint my nails all hot pink with red tips for vday.

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  6. This is SO cute! I am gonna have to see if I can do this one. Such a great mani for Valentines day!

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  7. This is so awesome!

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  8. Love this color!

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  9. This is so cute! I definitely want to try this.

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  10. Your hearts are soo cute!Mine always take a million tries before they start to look even remotely heart shaped :P

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  11. Pretty! I love it <3 I never tried any nail art inspired by holidays x_x But I really like your idea and I'm gonna try it out!

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  12. So cute! Love it!

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  13. So cute!!!

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  14. Amazing idea. I looove doing my nails according to the holidays. come see my Valentines edition nails http://blanca1018.blogspot.com
    thanks for sharing and I will be trying these sometime =)

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  15. Sooo nice!!!

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  16. I am seriously doing this for Valentine's Day. I am horrible with nail designs, but this looks easy! Thanks for the tips :)

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    1. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

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  18. This is super cute! I like it!

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