2/14/13

Valentine's Day Nails Plus A Spring Giveaway!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Are you wearing anything special on your nails today?  I wanted to do something a little less cutesy than my Barielle manicure the other day. Perhaps some "grown up" hearts? Is that even possible?   Here's what I came up with:



First, I used Zoya Minka for the nude base, and then painted the "v"/hearts on with CND's Just Red from the Red Hot Duo. 


Then I felt kind of sorry for the poor, lonely Red Sparkle Effect sitting alone in the Red Hot Duo box. Yes, I said I wanted "grown up" hearts, but really- you know me- I crave glitter. I said 'screw it' and went for it. Instead of keeping it only on the red part of my design, I chose to go with an even layer over the entire nail, nude polish included. It reminds me of being a little kid, making valentines and getting glitter ALL.OVER.THE.PLACE!  :)


The Valentine my 9yr old made in his "technology" class ;)

And now for the Giveaway!  In honor of Valentine's Day (you know, because I love each and every one of you that takes the time to stop by and read my rambles) and because I recently celebrated 2 years of blogging, one person will receive a mini OPI Euro Centrale polish set PLUS OPI Avojuice Coconut Melon Hand and Body Creme. This is open internationally:


Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below and choose the entries that work for you:




a Rafflecopter giveaway Thanks so much for reading, and have a great day!

59 comments:

  1. cute! Love the valentine too :) Happy Valentines day and awesome giveaway! I looked for these at ulta and they weren't there :(

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    1. oh and keep doing what your doing girl! I've loved you and your blog the way it is since finding it!!

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  2. I love the nails and the valentine! And your blog is one of my faves, so I am not sure what you should change because it is great as it is! <3

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  3. I love the way the hearts are on your nails - they look so cool! And I love your blog/posts just the way it is!

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  4. I love your posts and everything about nails.

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  5. this is so pretty! def a grown up vday mani.. the nude and red combo is hott!

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  6. I'm a new follower so I'm not sure what to recommend - I really like everything that I'm seeing so far! the hearts on your nails are so cute!

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  7. So cute! What would I want to see more of...hmm...I love your blog, so just keep posting. Oh, I know what I want! More red and blue polishes ;)

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  8. I'm happy with the way things are going so keep at it! :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. More ideas on how to do simple nail art. I hate all that fancy stuff!

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  10. Happy Valentine's day! Lovely hearts.

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  11. I would love to see more nail art like your mani today. Really cute and easy :)

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  12. So beautiful! Happy Valentine's day!

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  13. Love to see some basic nail art - I am a total newb.

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  14. I love swatches of unusual colors, or any colors! Art is always nice and I love layering combos with glitter!

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  15. I would love to see some nail care posts, and also I'm interested in hearing about your opinions on individual polishes - the finishes, how the removal process was and your overall thoughts on them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I love the glitter all over the place-part :D
    And I would also love to see comparison posts, haul posts, and also nail art :)

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  17. I love everything about your blog but I really like when you show nail art -like this!

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    1. Oh and sorry for commenting again but also, posts on caring for natural nails, best products, procedures etc.

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  18. I would like to see more nail art and everything about nails.

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  19. I would like more comparisons please! Jo ;-)

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  20. Lovely nails...I like nail art posts and comparisons

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  21. Hope you had a great Valentine's day hon!! I love your swatches! So I guess more nail art would be nice.

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  22. I adore your nail art so I would love to see more of that!!

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  23. I love reading your swatch/review posts... I have so many bookmarked in my reader :) thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Thanks for setting up this giveaway!

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    1. I'm a swatchaholic...keep those swatches coming!!!

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  25. I'd love to see more comparisons and nail art tutorials :)

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  26. Thankd for the giveaway! I love dupe posts!

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  27. I love the blog as it is, but always enjoy comparison posts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I always love your swatches Maribeth!! Such a fun giveaway!!!

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  29. I love your version of the hearts. I love seeing nail art posts and comparisons.

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  30. What an awesome giveaway! Thank you soo much! I like comparison posts, but I have to say the cute vs. grownup thing with the hearts was cool too! Like one theme, different interpretations.

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  31. I love your blog! And I'm excited about this giveaway, I love me some nail polish :)

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  32. Your blog is awesome! I say you can never go wrong with swatches. Mainstream, indie or drugstore.. I Love to see all the pretty polishes! :) Great Giveaway btw, I've been dying to get my hands on some of that OPI lotion. or should I say dying to get it on my hands. :)

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  33. Yeah, Im so excited to see your blog! I just like to scroll through pics, so keep 'um up!!

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  34. i love swatches! the more the better!

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  35. I'm open to anything. Variety is the spice of life!

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  36. Lovely giveaway! There's nothing more I'd love to see just keep on doing what you're doing! :)

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  37. I like your swatches and think the blogpost are good the way they are.

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  38. Definitely more swatches- I love that you are up-to-date about the collections :) love when you use glittery top coats on one colour :)

    thanks:)

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  39. Zoya is probably my favourite, ugh.

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  40. I love everything about your blog! Don't change a thing! :)

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  41. love your blog, i don't have any suggestions!

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  42. love the nail art as usual! I am honestly happy with your blog and posts as it is, your nail art is so inspiring :) x

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  43. I love your blog and I think your swatches are the best, you don't have to change anything!!

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  44. Id like to see more designs n holos!! Love the color choices though.... keeps me adding to my list of things to buy LOL

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  45. I love your site... so pretty. Signed up to follow by email, so I can take a break and focus on pretty things during lunch at work...

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  46. I love seeing dupes/comparisons especially expensive vs cheap brands, and also indie swatches!

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  47. I love your blog and your nail designs! I'm crossing my fingers in hopes of winning the giveaway.

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  48. I love seeing tutorials and nail art. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  49. more swatches! I love seeing swatches either of new polishes or older polishes from past collections

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  50. I have been dying to try OY, Another Polish Joke, You're such a Budapest, AND I Can't Find My Czech-Book. And I love avojuice. Keep on keeping on, girl!

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  51. I love tutorials and tips. Thank you for this giveaway!!

    Iriel

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