HPB Presents: Valentines Nails

Painted Fingertips | Roses and hearts Valentine's nail art

Hi everyone!

If you’re a follower of my blog, you’ve probably heard about the Facebook Group Hobby Polish Bloggers by now. HPB is a great support group for nail and nail polish bloggers. It’s not about sharing nail pictures, but rather is about discussing, asking for help, and being part of a blogging community. If you’re a blogger too, go check out the group! The past few months, we have been doing a monthly themed linkup for group members. This month’s theme is Valentine’s. Here’s what I came up with: Painted Fingertips | Roses and hearts Valentine's nail artI was inspired by this great tutorial by Lacquerstyle for the roses. On all of my nails, I started by creating a gradient using Color Club Ruby Slippers, Chi Chi Sophisticated Sassy, and LA Girl Black Illusion. The gradient got a bit covered up on the rose nails. To create the roses, I used a small nail art brush to outline the petals with Essence Icylicious. I then went over the petals with Ruby Slippers, being sure to allow Icylicious to peek through a little. I didn’t feel happy with how the roses looked, so I tried to fill in shadows again with Black Illusion. Painted Fingertips | Roses and hearts Valentine's nail artIn the end, the roses did look better, although I wasn’t 100% satisfied. On my thumb and ring fingers, I used Icylicious to paint hearts along the tip and then filled in the hearts using Sophisticated Sassy, leaving an outline open. Painted Fingertips | Roses and hearts Valentine's nail artI really liked the combination of the rose and the heart nails, and I’m glad you can see the gradient better on the heart nails. Painted Fingertips | Roses and hearts Valentine's nail artWhat do you think of this look?

Take a look at what some of the other HPB members have created below:

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  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

    I love how this ended up! The gradient looks great, and I love how there is a bit of purple-bruise looking in there. After all, sometimes love hurts! 😛

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Lol, I didn’t even think of it that way 🙂
      Thank you!

  • http://paintednubbs.blogspot.com/ Ashlee(PaintedNubbs)

    I love the gradient you created and the roses and hearts compliment it nicely 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://glowstars.net Vic

    This design is freaking amazing! I especially love the flowers.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://www.procrastinails.com Katherine

    Ohhh! That gradient! Those roses! Lovely! You’ve reminded me that I need to get my butt in gear and figure out my HPB mani!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha! I actually forgot about it as well, I didn’t do this look specifically for it but I just figured it’d work 😛

  • http://www.phillyloveslacquer.com/ Philly Loves Lacquer

    This is really unique, and I love the gradient!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://fixintofaff.blogspot.co.uk/ Fixin To Faff

    I love the complexity of this look with the gradients and outlined images. Looks great!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • Rebecca Russell

    Pretty! I love the colors together.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • ValiantlyVarnished

    This is really cool- I love the color combo!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://www.lavishlayerings.blogspot.com/ Jenny Gilmore

    This is so pretty! I love that it isn’t a typical v-day mani with the purple and black added in.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • Jennifer Channell

    Beautiful mani!!! My favorite part about the mani is the roses.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com/ Hey, Darling Polish!

    Ohhh, these are amazing!! The roses turned out so pretty!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks 🙂

  • http://www.lacqueredgeek.com/ Kim – Lacquered Geek

    I’m so in love with those roses!!!!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://siobhansblog.tumblr.com/ Siobhan

    I just love this K! Still, since you first showed me

  • http://doctorcrafty.wordpress.com Nicole C. (Doctor Crafty)

    This is such a pretty look! I like how the roses came out 🙂

  • http://manicuredandmarvelous.com Roselynn787

    Love the color combo and rose manis are always my favorite. Love how they turned out.

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah – Love Varnish

    The roses came out so pretty! Love the colors together.

  • Very Emily

    Love this mani! So romantic <3

  • http://xoxojen.com xoxoJen

    so cute! and the gradient is so well blended together for a seamless look!

  • nailsbykarise

    I’m in love with the gradient!

  • http://www.mannasmanis.com/ Manna’s Manis

    That gradient is gorgeous

  • The Lacquerista Therapista

    Wow, this is so rad. I especially love the colors. It’s so eye-catching.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://madnessnails.blogspot.com/ Madness! Thea

    Freaking heck! Is all I’m saying! 😛

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks Thea!