I'm going to try to get some Valentine themed manis posted out here for you in anticipation of February 14th. Since my Birthday falls 2 days after, this holiday is a little, shall we say, close to my heart. <3
At the same time my dear friend Nicola has organized many of us bloggers and non-bloggers to come together this week in honor of a very special lady. Dyan is the daughter of a good friend of ours, Brenda. She recently has gone through some hard medical issues and is in recovery right now. In honor of her and to show her just how much we love her, we are all banding together to honor Dyan this week. Brenda please show Dyan our nails and tell her WE LOVE HER!
If you would like to express to Dyan how important she is, please leave a comment below! If you want to do YOUR nails for her, DO IT! Leave your link in my comments and I will make sure she sees them!!!
Keep an eye on my blog roll for other bloggers who are honoring Dyan this week, both on our blogs and in our hearts!
For this mani I used:
CND Stickey Basecoat
OPI La Paz-itively Hot Matte
Hits Branco Stamping (white)
OPI La Paz-itively Hot
Seche Vite (pronounced Seh-Shay for those curious)
Here is a sneak peak of the steps:
|Two coats of OPI La Paz-itively Hot Matte|
|I really like this matte, the color is hot ;)|
|Stamp with Dashica plate 35 using Hits Branco stamping polish|
|I suggest using an old credit card or a plastic bladed scraper. The metal ones scratch your plates!|
|You must work quickly, after you have scraped it should look like this.|
|Gently, without pressing too hard, roll your stamper over the pattern|
|Your stamper should look like this :)|
|Roll your stamper carefully across your nail. Do not worry about the overlay of the pattern, that can easily be cleaned up with a Q-Tip or cleanup brush with remover.|
|After the cleanup...|
|All of the nails after cleanup...|
|Then I chose to give myself some tips with OPI La Paz-itively Hot and Sech Vite|