Well, let's just say the Valentine's Day fever is on! I created this mani just for Hobby Polish Blogger (HPB) February Link-Up....

HPB Presents Water Spotted Hearts

20:23 Karise Tan 19 Comments

Well, let's just say the Valentine's Day fever is on!

I created this mani just for Hobby Polish Blogger (HPB) February Link-Up. Just a background of what HPB is; it is a Facebook group of nail polish bloggers. We share information and ask for tips and advice from one another. As for me, I am a silent member there, letting all the useful information sink into me.

With that, let's move on! The theme is to create a Valentine's Day mani and so I had thought hard about what design I should do. As I have already done a few V-Day related mani, I was a little creative-blocked. 

I then started off the inspiration with techniques. So I decided I wanted some water color spotted mani and then hearts came to mind! 


So basically, I painted on alternate base colors using OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls and L.A. Colors - 11. Then, I used very watered down pink and white acrylic paints with a small brush.

I drew on hearts one by one and then using another flat dry brush, I used it to suck up the water paint, leaving a heart stain. I then repeat this step over and over again until I am satisfied with the intensity and feel of the design.

I then sealed off with a nice glossy top coat. I think I prefer the white hearts with the pink base, whcih do you guys prefer? Let me know in the comments below :)

Also, here is a link-up of other bloggers who participated!



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19 comments:

  1. So cute! I'm such a sucker for hearts.

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    1. Thanks Esther! <3 I bet you're enjoying all those V-day manis out there now haha!

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  2. I love this mani! I actually bought some acrylic paints today so I could try this technique.

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    1. Thank you :)

      I would definitely love to see your mani! You could tag me on Instagram, I'm @nailsbykarise :D

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  3. Pretty! I keep meaning to try this technique! You did a really great job. :)

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  4. Love how this turned out! I need to try this technique soon!

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    1. Thanks!! Give it a go, it's actually really fun too (:

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  5. I like the pink over white, lol. It's such a cute idea and very well done!

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  6. u r so talented! wish u could do my nails for me

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    1. HAHA! You girls also have awesome nail art too! :D

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  7. This method intrigues me. Lovely mani :)

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    1. The water color effect is cool eh :P Thanks Amanda!

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  9. This is really cool. It reminds me of chalk. Great idea!

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