Sunday, January 12, 2014

Simple Heart Manicure Inspired by AmKuch1

Happy Sunday!  How are you all doing today??  I'm happy because it's not below zero outside.  Sure, it's damp and rainy and we'll probably have another cold freeze in about a week, but for now it's warmer and that is all that matters!

Today I am bringing you a simple heart design which was inspired by this gorgeous manicure by AmKuch15 on Instagram.  I'm pretty sure this is probably her most re-created design.  It's easy to see why, it's just so simple and so gorgeous.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it on my nails.

I switched the colors up a bit, and loved the end result.  Let's take a look.




Colors Used:
  • OPI - I'm Feeling Sashy
  • OPI - This Crown Needs a Gown
  • OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
Isn't it so pretty??  I decided to use I'm Feeling Sashy mainly because I had just purchased the polish at the time and was dying to use it.  This is my first polish of this color, so you can imagine my excitement when I finally snagged a bottle.  It has that perfect OPI formula where it applied evenly with two coats.  

Then, instead of using my normal silver metallic polish, I decided to use This Crown Needs a Gown which has quickly become my favorite silver polish.  Goodness, if you don't have it, I suggest you head out and find a bottle!  It dries with this perfect satin finish that requires on top coat.  If you put a top coat on it, the satin is still there but a little more depth is added.  Since I loved this polish so much, I ran out and purchased the gold satin from the Gwen Stefani collection because this silver had to have it's sister!



Both polishes worked great as nail art polishes as well!  As you can see, I was able to get rather straight lines using my nail art brush and This Crown Needs a Gown, and I'm Feeling Sashy made a perfect little heart using my dotting tool.

I had debated on adding INM Northern Lights to I'm Feeling Sashy, but I'm so happy I didn't.  It looks so much better with the cream polish, then the metallic and art nail.  Just so simple and gorgeous.

What do you think?  Have you tried this popular manicure?  Do you own either of the OPI satins and love them as much as I do?

My next post I'm rather excited to share with you!!!  Until then, <3.

**I purchased all the polishes used in this post**