Happy Twinsie Tuesday polished world! How are you today? I'm actually thrilled because this post almost wasn't going to be, but here it is! I cannot begin to describe the disasticure that I had when I first sat down to do this red manicure for American Heart Month. Now, before I go into the disasticure, I should begin by mentioning that I generally dislike red nail polish. The only reason I own red polishes is because my mom likes them, and I need them for holiday nail art. It never has been a go to base color for anything. My reds always stain my nails or cuticles, and are just impossible to clean up.
So, the disasticure. I had the cutest idea for a kitchen sink manicure which included dots, hearts, and lots of red. I painted on my base coat, started designing, and well it's impossible to draw a larger sized heart on a nail with red polish without it streaking or just turning out awful. I was too frustrated to continue so I just quit and had stained nails.
Then on Superbowl Sunday when I was going through my "Food" board on Pinterest to find a biscuit recipe, I stumbled upon this amazing manicure by The Nailasaurus. During one of my late night pinning fests, I must have pinned it to the wrong board and totally forgot about it. I'm so happy I found it though because not only is it a red manicure, but it is totally perfect for Valentine's Day! I am sad it doesn't contain any hearts for American Heart Month, but hey, it's red, that's all that matters, right?
Let's take a look.
- Zoya - Livingston
- Zoya - Josie
- Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
- OPI - In True Stefani Fashion
- OPI - This Crown Needs a Gown
- Orly Instant Artist - Black
This manicure makes up for the disasticure! I kind of like The Nailasaurus's manicure better because her dots are perfect. I always feel like my polka dots are wonky. I switched up my manicure just a tad compared to what Sammy did with hers. As you can see, on my thumb I decided to do the same rose design that was on my middle finger. On these nails, I also did a background of This Crown Needs a Gown dots before I put the roses. I think Sammy did the silver dots afterwards.
I'm not hating it. You can't really hate on Zoya Livingston, it is kind of a perfect red. Then when I added In True Stefani Fashion (the worlds most perfect glitter), my hate for red started to diminish quickly. Can we just take a minute and drool over how pretty that glitter is? Square holo pieces...how could you go wrong!?
What do you think? Liking this red nail art? Are you a fan of red polish?
Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's posts! I bet they they incorporated hearts. Sigh. Maybe next time.
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Casey at CaseyLane Loves Polish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies
Heather at Peace, Love, & Polish
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
Traci at DrinkCitra
Until next time, <3.
**The Zoya polish was provided by Zoya for Promotional purposes. I purchased all other polishes. Please see my disclosure policy**