I love to do my own nails which you probably already know if you’ve seen my “End of Summer Nails” and my “How to do a Manicure at Home” posts. I really try to make it a self-care ritual, by buffing, letting them soak, doing my own hand massage with some nice lotion and giving them a nice fresh coat of paint. Within the last year though, I have started investing in some nail stamps by a company called Mo-You London. Their stamps seem to work really well, and they’re reusable and can work with your own polish so long as it’s heavily pigmented like OPI’s stuff.
There are so many options for Valentines nails, but for me personally, I love how pink looks and considering how cold it is up here in Massachusetts during February I wanted to use the MoYou London Nail Stamp Called “Festive #06”. It has two really cure heart stamps that look like they should be on a sweater!
So after buffing and shaping my nails, I put on a coat of the O.P.I Ridge Filler. Honestly, this was a happy mistake. I bought it at first thinking it was white nail polish, but it dries clear, and when you put polish over it, it just makes it look so smooth! So I highly recommend using it.
After this dried, I used O.P.I “Flip Flops & Crop Tops” (pink) and the O.P.I “Alpine Snow” (white) on my ring finger as a base.
I like using O.P.I for the nail stamps because it’s so highly pigmented and the images come out really well. I put the small hearts on my ring finger and then the large heart stamp I did in the “Alpine Snow” on my thumbs. I LOVED the outcome and I hope you do too!
If you’re still in need of some inspiration, below are my top 3 absolutely favorite nail inspirations gathered directly from Pinterest and Instagram.
These beautiful mat nails were seen on the Luxe__Nails Instagram. I love the cute subtle heart on the accent on the thumb!
These adorable pink nails were featured on Melimelr on Instagram. I like the subtle pink with the half sparkle.
If you’re looking for something a bit darker, there are these elegant black nails by Natalimyname on Instagram.
Has this inspired you? If you tried this look and want to show it off or another valentine themed manicure, leave a link in the comments or tag me on your Instagram posts! If you would like to be notified when I post again please SIGN UP for email notifications and if you would like exclusive content into my life then feel free to follow my social media’s listed on the sidebar! -Heather Astaneh