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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dark Valentine - Funky French fauxnad

Hi Kids! Before I let Isla go, I figured I'd do a Valentine's Day mani with it, albeit a little on the dark side.
































































Base- 2 coats Zoya, Isla
Fauxnad plate- H30
Stamped with Color Club, Where's the Soiree?
Tips- Claire's, Magic
Smile Line- Hard Candy, Lava
Heart sequins from Love My Nails, Crazy For you

I spent a considerable amount of time swatching different colors on plastic trying to find just the right color and comparable finish to coordinate/compliment Isla. I like the final outcome!

Edit- After trying to illuminate my tips by taking pictures on a mirror, I remembered that there is a Blogger who regularly takes her pictures on one. Giving credit to Polish Hoarder Disorder!

33 comments:

mae espiritu said...

gorgeous mani... =)

painted Lady fingers said...

A naughty Valentine. Love it!

You are working those square tips! It's a great shape for funky french looks. <3

MinderMutsig (Kirsten) said...

I love it!

Thess said...

Please, please consider to keep your nails square...
They look so fine this way!

Beautiful manicure with nail art! Really!

L said...

Love this!

EvilAngel said...

I am in love with this! A dark, sexy Vday mani...just perfect!

Trincess said...

I think this is a gorgeous manicure. Very dark and sexy =) By the way, I adore the shape of your new nails! They suit your hands so well!

Nicole said...

Ooh, now this is right up my alley! Like Trincess said, dark and sexy. This came out GORGEOUS!

ange-marie said...

Gorgeous

ainos2 said...

Thanks Thess!
Keeping my nails squared is not out of the equasion. ..There are pluses in maintaining them this way.

ainos2 said...

Thanks Miss!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Diana!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Trincess! I'm slowly getting used to the shape.

ainos2 said...

Thanks Andrea!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Nicole!
I'm loving the purple and red together.

ainos2 said...

Thanks Ange-Marie!

ainos2 said...

Thanks Kirsten! I had to put my thinking cap on for this one. I had a lot of "fails" on my test swatches. The golds and silvers I initially thought would make a great Vday mani looked like Christmas!

ainos2 said...

Thanks L!
I had so much trouble in keeping my test swatches from looking like Christmas, I turned to my gardening books for color inspiration!
Once I saw that the deepest red roses have purple in them, everything came together.

Thess said...

"Woei" as we say in Dutch.. :P

As in "YEAH"!!

Arrianne said...

Love it! Please get your ovals back! I miss 'em.

Megan T said...

I love this!  It's so refreshing to see something entirely different from the classic V-day mani!

gildedangel said...

That is so pretty!!!! Wow!

NikiC said...

This is super pretty. love the fauxnad!!

ainos2 said...

Thanks Arrianne! I'm still on the fence on whether or not I'm going back to ovals. Right now, I'm taking advantage of all the looks I couldn't do with ovals. For now, it's square...perhaps when the fun of change wears off, I may go back.

ainos2 said...

<span>What's on your mind...</span>

ainos2 said...

Thank you MeganT!
Goodness- you are beautiful!

ainos2 said...

Thank you dear!

ainos2 said...

Thank you NikiC!

thriszha said...

wow... this is really funky.. love it so much... i love ur new nail shape...

ainos2 said...

Thank you Thriszha!
I'm thinking of keeping this shape.

Megan T said...

Oh goodness, thanks!

nihrida said...

I don't like Valentine's Day or anything it's connected to. That's why I'm going to pretend that your mani isn't V day's mani. =) I love how you managed to combine purple and red and still make both of the colors look great. Awesome combo!

makeupgirl21 said...

;) I love this manicure.  I love the color and also the pattern you used.  Very pretty.   I prefer this dark side manicure.  One of my favorite Valentine manicures.