I've never been one for Valentine's day, and I don't usually love holiday-themed nail art (Christmas excluded.) However, when I saw this post by Lydia's Nails, I loved the edgier Valentine's Day colour combination and opted to give it a go for myself! :)
I didn't copy her look exactly, but instead drew inspiration from her colour choices. Coincidentally, I had Butter London Rosie Lee sitting on my desk still untried, which is the same polish Lydia used in her nail art. Pink glitter isn't really my thing and I wouldn't have bought the polish by itself, but hey, it came in a set of three BL for $15! Can't pass up a deal like that! :P
I started this at 10:47 pm, so due to laziness I layered one easy coat of Rosie Lee over OPI Senorita Rose-alita instead of building it up alone. I got this OPI from my mom's friend at work, and I was curious when I opened it and found a small brush; I did some searching and it turns out it's from the 2002 South America Collection, before the days of OPI's wide brushes!
I didn't want to use a plain black creme for the accent colour, but every polish I tried in my head seemed to be overkill. It was then that I remembered my well-loved bottle of A England Jane Eyre, and knew the black creme with a subtle burgundy shimmer would be perfect!
I taped of 2/3 of my nail and applied Jane Eyre before removing the tape and topping with two coats of Cult Nails Wicked Fast. I really like this top coat, but I'm totally a Seche Vite girl and am desperately in need of another bottle (or five.)
Overall, I really like this look even though pink glitter doesn't quite suit me; it's simple, but eye-catching. How do you like this look? Is it something you'd wear around Valentine's Day, or are you more one for hearts and such? :)