Monday, February 4, 2013

Anti Valentines Day Nails

Today I have a simple mani to show you that I did. I am in a few groups on Facebook that we do challenges in and had to come up with something that would work for all of them in one mani. In one group it was colors you don't wear very often, another was dots, and the other was a look using red and pink for Valentines Day or Anti Valentines Day, our choice. I knew that I could incorporate red and pink into 2 of the challenges, and honestly had forgotten about the least used color challenge. Once I started preparing for this post and posting my mani for the 2 challenges it hit me, I have only ever worn grey polish maybe twice. Talk about a multi purpose mani! 

I knew I had to use red and pink and thought "Hmm dots are pretty anti Valentines Day!". I also knew I didn't want a dot mani that just had those 2 colors, so what is the most anti Valentines Day color? Black! I didn't want a ton of pink either, so using it as an accent color would be perfect. Then I thought I don't want just those 3 colors either and grabbed a grey polish, that says grumpy to me too. Sounds like a lot of planning for a mani right? It really wasn't, these brain exercises took place over a few days LOL. 

I started off with a grey base of Orly's Faint Of Heart. When it was dry I took those hole reinforcing stickers that you get in the stationary aisle and randomly stuck them to my nails. I painted the holes with Orly's Ma Cherie, it is my favorite red polish. After those dried good I added more of the stickers randomly on my nails making sure that it would overlap the red a little. I used L.A. Colors polish in Black Velvet to paint those holes. I then added a single small pink dot to the center of the large black dots using Orly's Oh Cabana Boy and topped all with a coat of Seche Vite to seal it all in. Here is the end result.

I REALLY love how this mani turned out! I think it is fun and a little bit funky and a whole lot of anti Valentines Day. I can see me recreating this using tons of different color combos. I am not a fan of Valentines Day, probably because I have never really had anyone to enjoy the day with, which is why I call it Single Awareness Day. It is a day for me to have it rubbed in my face that I am old as dirt and STILL single. LOL! The reason February 14th brings me any kind of happiness is because that is the day my Hannah decided to make her way into this world. She was the best gift I could have ever received!

Enough with my rambling for today. What colors would you use for a Single Awareness look? Would you recreate this look using other colors? If so what are the colors you would choose?

***All products purchased by me.***

Peace, Love and Cupcakes!


  1. I don't really celebrate V-day either, and have adopted the name Single Awareness Day as well.
    I love this idea, and I could see it being done in all kinds of color combos! Ooh, something beachy, with sand colored background and blue and green dots... with purple, because... purple!
    Happy Pre-Single Awareness Day, my friend!

    1. Beachy would look awesome! I admit I had to giggle because I should have known a beachy look would be a combo you would suggest. I know how much you love the beach.
      Happy Pre Single Awareness Day to you too <3

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    1. Hahaha, I couldn't agree more Johnny!



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