Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Stamping

Houray, it's snowing!! We haven't had much snow in Burgundy this year and it's the first time that there's a real white blanket, so as usual, I'm as happy as a schoolgirl. I love snow, and I terribly miss it if I don't see any in the winter. So right now, I'm sitting in my office, and this is what I see through the window:

But today being Feb. 14th, my inspiration of the day isn't snow, it's cheesy pink fluffy heart stuff. I had  not really intended to do anything Valentine related, but after filing down my nails yesterday to even them out, I felt like wearing OPI From Monop with Love. The link shows the colour for what it really is, a deep pink, while on my pictures, it shows red (remember my curse with deep pink polishes?), and I was in the mood for stamping, so I started to look at my plates and then it struck me that I could go Valentine. There you have it, super classic, white heart on a pink (showing red) basis (the design is from plate Bundle Monster 202 and I used Konad white polish for the stamping):

As you can see, I made my design bleed with the top-coat, and while it didn't really bother me in real, it's quite shocking on picture, so I took my fine brush and corrected it:

Remember, you still have the whole day to take a chance at the second question for the contest (and you can now use the label list to search through posts!).

Youpi, il neige!! Nous n'avons pas eu beaucoup de neige en Bourgogne cette année et c'est la première qu'il y a une belle couche bien épaisse, donc je saute partout comme une gamine. J'adore la neige et ça me manque quand l'hiver passe sans qu'il y en ait. Donc là, je suis dans mon bureau, et voilà ce que je vois par la fenêtre:

Mais aujourd'hui, on est le 14 février, donc l'inspiration du jour, ce n'est pas la neige, c'est tout ce qui est rose, gnangnan et à base de petits coeurs. Je  n'avais pas vraiment l'intention de faire une manucure de St Valentin, mais après avoir limé mes ongles hier, j'ai eu envie de porter From Monop with Love d'OPI. Le lien vous montre la couleur réelle du vernis, dans mes photos, il ressort rouge, je suis maudite! Ensuite, j'ai eu envie de faire un stamping et quand j'ai regardé mes plaques, je me suis dit que c'était l'occasion ou jamais. Donc voici un nail art pas très original mais très mignon, des coeurs blancs sur une base rose (le motif vient de la plaque Bundle Monster 202 et le stamping est fait avec le vernis blanc de Konad):

Comme vous pouvez le voir, j'ai fait baver le stamping avec le top-coat, et même si ça  ne se voyait pas trop en vrai, je trouve ça hyper choquant sur les photos, donc je l'ai corrigé au pinceau fin (comme quoi, beaucoup de choses peuvent se rattrapper!) :

Vous avez encore 24h pour tenter votre chance pour la deuxième question du concours (et avec la liste des libellés, la recherche est beaucoup plus simple!)


  1. That's cute! It's a pain in the ass with stamping. I tried it once and I didn't do it very well, but the top coat gave it the rest and ruined it :P At some point I will try again though!

    1. hi Lisa! you don't know me but I think I may be of some help with the stamping. I discovered konad stamping last year thanks to Lelie and since then I've always used them on my manis.....and now I'm even in charge of some of my colleagues' manis too! For the stamping itself...well... practice is the key! Then you really should wait for it to be really dry before applying the top coat. Then a good top coat is necessary if you don't want the whole thing to melt and here the best I 've tried to far is SECHE VITE top coat. It is perfect, it covers the stamping without melting it. I hope that was helpful ;)

  2. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend! I hope you spent it doing all that you love, surrounded by beauty! This mani is just so adorable; makes me smile!

    1. Well, I sure spent it with my sister and our two cats, so beauty and cuteness well all around!! I'm happy my mani made you smile, it brought a bit of sunshine in Canadian winter. Hugs

  3. La manucure de Saint Valentin est une des plus chou de tout le blog ;)

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