With January coming to an end (how did that happen?), we’re only two weeks away from that either loved (or hated) February 14th day. I’ve always had a special place for Valentine’s Day in my heart because it brings back fond memories of being little. Remember those cute little Valentine’s Day cards that kids exchanged at school? I always loved filling those out for all my friends. My mom would always do something special as well, whether it was a handmade card with lots of heart stickers (I loved stickers when I was little…and yes I still do), or she would surprise me with a token heart-type gift. When I was little there was always something special about Valentine’s Day.

As I got older and boyfriends came and went, the ‘expectations’ around the day started to change and at times the fond feelings of love and warmth for the day that I experienced when I was little, started to turn more towards heartache and disappointment (has anyone else ever felt that way on Valentine’s Day?)…but I digress. Now being married for almost 8 years, Valentine’s Day isn’t quite what it used to be when I was little, but I still try to do something small for both me and my husband to acknowledge the day. I think that’s what Valentine’s Day is about – those small token gestures rather than the grandiose expectations.

What do I do for me on Valentine’s Day? Easy – I do Valentine’s Nails. Last year I showed you a few different designs, but today I’m going to show you a really easy manicure for your Valentine’s nails.

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For this look I used Drip Drop Paint #pink for my base which is one of the first nail polishes created by the indie brand last year. Although no longer available, other shades from Drip Drop Paint really are fantastic. The creaminess and consistency of the formulas are great!

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For the index finger and gold heart, I used Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics gold digger. For the red hearts, I used red acrylic paint. This design is so easy! Simply use a small nail art brush to hand paint small hearts on your nails. Once dry apply a quick drying top coat and voila – easy valentine’s nails! The hearts don’t need to be perfect either, so don’t worry too much about that.

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I always love the contrast of pink and red so I’m really happy with these easy valentines nails.

Until next time,

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