Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Tri Polish Tuesdays - Hearts

Hi all!

Today's manicure was inspired by this image. Yes, it is a heart. Let's call it a Valentine's Day mani. Just not in pinks. I'm not into Valentine's myself, I see it as a highly commercialised "holiday". Love isn't restricted to one single day a year (it would be an awful world if it was), and roses/flowers are lovely to receive any day of the year. I actually prefer getting flowers "just because". Or I get them myself, at the moment I have some lovely tulips on my desk to enjoy *nods*. I think we got distracted a bit... let's go to the polishes!

Polishes I used:
  • Catrice - Glamazona LE - C04 Lime Heart Is Beating Like A Jungle Drum
  • Catrice - 04 Orange-Utan
  • NYC - 261 Red me the news

I started with a vertical gradient with yellow and orange, just like in the picture that inspired this mani. Then I cut a piece of sponge into a heart and dabbed Red me the news on it. I really like the texture of the hearts and the visible sponging, it makes it more interesting. And that was all that there was to it. Okay, I added topcoat *winks*. I will leave you with more pictures to look at.

And this concludes the last red, orange and yellow mani of this month! Next month is challenging... Brown, pink and grey...

Check out the other ladies too!


  1. Wat zijn die hartjes ontzettend leuk geworden zeg!

    1. Dank je! Toen ik die afbeelding voorbij zag komen moest ik 't gewoon gebruiken ;)

  2. I completely agree with your views on Valentine's day! *high five* Also, these nails are adorable and I love the sponging effect! :D

  3. This looks wonderful - very artsy!
    How does one take part in one of these challenges? I've just started to get involved with the community, and this challenge sounds really great.

    1. Thanks!
      The ones I do on tuesday (Tri Polish Tuesday) and thursdays (Golden Oldie Thursday) are through a FB group, come join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/purplecrumpetfairy/. The FingerFood ones I do on Sunday are from this FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/516355601814233/. Then on Friday I join the N.A.I.L. one, instructions are here: http://craftynail.com/nail-linkup/