Valentines Nails Featuring Miss Grey

Valentines Day nail art
Valentines Day nail art using a negative space technique.

I had the most difficult time getting this Valentines nail art off the ground. Unfortunately, I live in an environment where my time isn’t respected, so accomplishing my goals is a battle, and the solution is not pretty. Can you tell I am less than happy? No, I did not have a happy V-Day.

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Freehand negative space nail art using Sally Hansen Cinna-Snap, L’Oréal Miss Grey, Pink Armor, and IMN fast dry top coat. The mini hearts were purchased from Dollarnailart.com

First of all, the many brilliant ideas I had for my Valentines nail art failed during the testing phase. The first idea was to capitalize on the 50 Shades of Grey hysteria, (which I think is absolutely ridiculous) and literally come up with as many shades of grey as possible. I wanted to create a ombre effect then put some random metallic hearts on the nails. The problem? Most of my greys are dark making an ombre effect difficult  because I have no lighter shades. I would have had to make shades in varying degrees of grey and time was of the essence. The second was lots of ties, which didn’t translate well enough for me.

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At 1 a.m., Valentines Day, I finally got my inspiration based on nail art I found on Pinterest by Happily Ever Rose. Seriously, check out her Instagram page. I decided to do my Valentines nail art based on L’Oreal’s Dark Shades of Grey collection using Miss Grey.

Nail art by Happily Ever Rose.
My nail art inspiration. Gorgeous negative space nail art with gold embellishments.

My picture-taking leaves much to be desired, but I am working on it. Hopefully, you enjoyed my very late, and very first nail art post. Happy belated Valentines Day!

Are You Fashion Savvy? Create Fashion Sets With StylEnigma’s Stylemaker On Facebook

Create Memorable Fashion Images With StylEnigma on Facebook

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled into Polyvore and have been hooked ever since. I blame Pinterest. If you have followed the Shoe-aholics Dilemma series, you know that I have used Polyvore to create the images. I have had a blast discovering different brands, seeing how other’s are wearing the current trends, and most importantly, seeing how the fashion savvy are creating trends on their own. I have been truly inspired and revitalized with the amazing fashion sets I have seen.

The image displayed above is called “Feeling Dainty” and I created it with the Polyvore “mini editor” on StylEnigma’s Facebook page. I would have loved to have the mini-editor here, but WordPress doesn’t support the application, which is a travesty in my opinion. Thankfully, Facebook does, and I would love to see what my blog followers can come up with, seeing as many of you are fashion bloggers, or are otherwise creative creatures. I don’t consider myself to be particularly artistic, and I impressed myself creating Feeling Dainty, so I know you guys will blow me away.

Please visit my Facebook page and play with the mini editor and don’t forget to follow PLEASE!!! All images will be saved in the mini editor gallery for others to enjoy, you can pick your favorites and I can feature them here. I am excited, and I hope to see you there – and here.

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