13 February 2012

Chalkboard VDay Math Mani

I'm getting this in just under the wire (unlike my day late Superbowl mani!).  The day before Valentine's Day and here is my mani!  If you've figured it out by now, I am not a pinky flowery type of gal.  So I was trying to figure out how to do a Valentine's Day mani that was more ME.  Then I remembered something my hubberoo always used to say about us...one plue one equals one.  Awww!  The simple math made visions of chalkboards dance in my head (blame the teacher in me - we love chalkboards!).  So here is the mani...

I started with SH Double Duty as a base.  Then I used two coats of CG Liquid Leather topped with one coat of Essie's Matte About You.

Then I used tape (since my freehand sucketh) to do the math using OPI's Alpine Snow.  I finished it off with a teeny tiny pop of color by using CG's For Audrey to make a heart on my thumb.  First time trying dotting...not too shabby.  Sadly, my practice heart came out better than the ones on my thumbs.  Oh, well.  Can't wait to show the hubberoo!

And yes, I forgot to flip two of the photos prior to watermarking and didn't feel like going back to fix it.  Been that kind of day!


  1. OMG GINA. this is adorable. LOOOVE it

  2. Hey, Gina! Love this manicure, really creative! I can't do nail art to save my life. That's such a nice thing to do for V-day. Anyway, since you were the first to get the In the Loop question right, hit me up with an email and I'll sort out posting you a prize. Thanks a lot! :)

    1. Oh, thank you! That's so sweet! I'll shoot you an e-mail soon.

  3. This is adorable! :)

    I can totally see how in a relationship 1+1=1 :)

    Ah! I wish my vday mani had come out all perfectly adorable like yours ;)

    (following ya now!)

    Happy vday!!!!! <3

    1. Caroline, I'm so happy to have you here! Thank you!!!

  4. I love it, it's original and different from the usual Valentine manicures :)


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