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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

A Late Happy Valentine's Day Mani

Valentines 2011 Nail Art Polka Dots and Plaid

She's Alive! I'm still here and kicking, barely! A few weeks ago the flu hit me like a Mac truck, and nearly put me out of commission for two straight weeks. The good news is that I'm feeling much better - the bad news is my poor blog is lacking dearly. Welcome 2011!

For Valentine's Day, I celebrated with a combination of red, pink and white plaid and polka dots. It was my first time working with a plaid design, and I was pleased with the outcome. Although, perfecting straight lines with a striper brush is a challenge I'll have to work on. practice, practice, practice!

Supplies Used - Nubar Sensual Red, Covergirl White Night, Massini Power Pink Neon, Dotting Tool and Striper Brush

Did everyone have a wonderful Valentine's day? What color or design did you celebrate with? How do you think I did on this design? Have a wonderful night!

Would you like to see a Tutorial on Plaid Nail Art?

Sure, Why Not!
No, Thanks.. I'll Pass!

(4) Comments

dovile said on Feb 17th, 2011 8:41 am
This is so incredibly cute! :D I'd LOVE to see the tutorial for this. :)

Jess said on Feb 17th, 2011 2:31 pm
Yes, please do a tutorial. Your designs are always so cute!! :)

Mary said on Feb 18th, 2011 12:54 am
What an adorable manicure! I would also love to see a tutorial on the plaid pattern.

ShellyStewart said on Feb 22nd, 2011 9:27 pm
I am TOTALLY loving this mani!!!!!!

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