valentine's nails, love nails, wedding nails, ombre nails, red and pink nails, valentines day nail art, essie brides no groom, essie happy wife happy life, body shop oh petalLove is in the air….or is it? Wait, it’s not Valentine’s Day, it’s day 18 of the OMD3 Nail Art Challenge and today’s theme is: LOVE NAILS! I’ve done many negative heart space love nails in the past so for today’s love nails, I wanted to do something a little different. When I think of love, yes I think of hearts but I also think red and pink so those were the colours that inspired my look.valentine's nails, love nails, wedding nails, ombre nails, red and pink nails, valentines day nail art, essie brides no groom, essie happy wife happy life, body shop oh petal

Polishes used: essie brides no groom (see swatch), happy wife, happy life (see swatch) and The Body Shop Oh, Petal (see swatch).

I started using 3 hole punch reinforcements, but my nails are a funny shape so the curve wasn’t curved enough for me, so I then just used the regular nail polish brush which was much easier as you don’t have to wait for drying time. That said, I feel like the photos make the colours look like badly drawn thick lines, rather than curves…oh well.

valentine's nails, love nails, wedding nails, ombre nails, red and pink nails, valentines day nail art, essie brides no groom, essie happy wife happy life, body shop oh petalI wanted to see what these love nails would like with a matte top coat, so I added essie matte about you top coat.valentine's nails, love nails, wedding nails, ombre nails, red and pink nails, valentines day nail art, essie brides no groom, essie happy wife happy life, body shop oh petal

Which do you prefer? Matte or glossy?

Until next time,

nail that accent

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