Valentine’s Day may be over, but I still wanted to show you what was on my fingertips.
My Valentine’s Day Nails included the traditional pink, red, and white, but I threw some black into the mix because I wanted it to have a bit of an anti-Valentine’s Day edge, too.
Initially, I was going to put hearts all over, but then opted for stripes for a different effect that was more sporty and unconventional for February 14. (Hehe, you know how I’m a little obsessed with vertical stripes on nails, right?)
This manicure is also symbolic because I believe everyone should ‘show their stripes’.
Although this striped skittle design is extremely simple, I ended up falling in love with it more than I thought I would. (I wore this manicure for 5 days!)
So, I’m single, and even though I didn’t get any flowers, chocolates, or stuffed toys, I still very much enjoy Valentine’s Day.
Last year, I went through an emotional split from a boyfriend a little before Valentine’s Day. From that horrible experience, a profound revelation arose. I realized that I had been in love with the man I thought he was, not the man he actually was. Huge difference!
This year, on February 14th, a guy who I just met recently professed his feelings for me! It was very sweet and genuine, so it made me feel like a million bucks! It also took me off-guard, which is a hard thing to do, because I’m pretty good at sensing these kind of things.
In a way, I considered this my Valentine’s Day gift because it put a huge smile on my face. (I know a lot of players who’ve just fed me lines that I can see through, but I think this guy is the real deal, so I took his words to heart.)
I’m still single, however. After having my heart stomped on in the past, I’m trying to be more discerning before going steady with anyone. For this reason, I’m casually dating some guys, and I’m honest about it.
Then, if I feel a spark with someone who I think is more long-lasting, I will go steady with one. If not, at least I’ve made new friends. In this way, I feel like I can keep my options open and avoid unnecessary heartbreaks from jumping in too soon and too fast. I believe that guys have to earn exclusivity by proving they’re in it for the long haul. Also, time is a great test because it lets you see how they’ll deal with problems that will eventually arise.
Valentine’s Day Nail Art Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- White: L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer White
- Milani Nail Art Black Sketch (striper – Provided by PR)
- Deborah Lippmann Fade to Black (solid black – Provided by PR)
- Nicole by OPI Totally in the Dark (shimmery black – Provided by PR)
- Pink: Nicole by OPI Still into Pink (Provided by PR)
- Red: Nicole by OPI Please Red-cycle (Provided by PR)
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
At some point, I’ll probably wear a bunch of these colours as solo manicures because the formulas were creamy and opaque. When I do, I’ll try to do a review on here. 🙂
How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you wear something traditional or unconventional on your nails for February 14th?