13 Feb 2014

Week of Love Challenge - Hearts

Hello! So here I am with my second post for today! I havebeen a bad girl when it comes to this challenge - I have had to let a few things slide this week on the nail front and I'm sad to say that this challenge has been one of them. I have only officially missed one prompt which was yesterday's "Roses". I will try and do a roses mani in the near future, but I don;t think its going to be this week!

So, today's prompt is "Hearts". As I mentioned before, I'm kind of Valentined out already, so I wanted to have a go at a different interpretation. I settled on jewellery, and as I had done a heart mani that included chains a week or so back (my mind wanders around some strange places after dark lol), I went for a more traditional jewellery chain feel.

I started with a base of Color Club Williamsburg which is a beautiful deep navy with a very dark shimmer. I then added hearts with a detail brush using LA Colors Solar Gold and then dotted on the chain effect. Once dry, I went back in over the gold dots with more of the navy to create the chain effect and added some gold glitter over the heart charms for a little added sparkle. I finished with Seche Vite.





Tomorrow's final prompt is Freestyle/Recreate. I have already done this one so it should be in on time and I can't wait to share it with you!

Take a look at all the other interpretations this theme by following the links below - its so great to see what looks like endless creativity from all the ladies involved :)

Sam xx




10 comments:

  1. I love this! The detailing is so precise!!

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  2. Oooooh this is so good! So effective!

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    1. Thanks! It was one of those things I stumbled on and now I want to do it in every mani lol!

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  3. A different approach is always good - considering it's been almost two weeks now of Valentine's nails - hehehe ;)
    Your are elegant and fancy and quite jewelry-y in fact - lovely!

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    1. Thanks Mina! Maybe I was subconsciously trying to get my husband to buy me jewellery for Valentines lol! Apart from that I'm over it for this year :) xx

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  4. This is a great interpretation! :) But now I have the song Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin stuck in my head. :P

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    1. Ooh, I like the idea of putting songs into people's head with nail art! I think I'm going to have to start a soundtrack challenge next lol! :) xx

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  5. Great choice on base color. I really like it!

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    1. Its gorgeous! It didn't photograph well because of all the other detail, but I'm going to try and swatch it with the others from the collection and capture it properly :)

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