Monday, February 13, 2012
A Ruby-Inspired Mani for Valentine's Day
Happy Monday! Hope that you had a great weekend. If you celebrated Valentine's Day early, I hope it was fabulous. My husband, son, and I celebrated on Saturday evening, and therefore, I did my Valentine's Day manicure for our big night out at the Ninety-Nine! I, of course, had to choose a red for my nails to celebrate.
I started this look by using China Glaze's Poinsettia. Poinsettia is a classic, festive red that looks great for the holiday. I used two coats of polish on my nails and the color was gorgeous. However, I was craving some bling, so I layered MILANI Nail Lacquer Jewel FX in red over it. What a gorgeous combination! I found this polish at CVS, where the line has other colored glitter polishes as well.
The Milani polish is a bottle of red glittery goodness! Its application was so smooth and I was quite surprised by that. I have purchased drug store glitter nail polish in the past,and have been very unhappy with the results. Milani, however, packs a good amount of glitter on the brush and therefore goes on the nail smoothly with a generous application of sparkle. While I did apply a few coats of the red effect over the Poinsettia, it doesn't look too heavy and the glitter isn't too sparse.
I was so pleased with the finished look. When I look down at my nails, I can't help but think of Dorothy's Ruby Slipper from Wizard of Oz. My nails got the attention of a few waitresses Saturday night at dinner too, which made me happy. I hope that you like this look as much as I do. I also hope you have a great Valentine's Day! Thanks for reading.