Tuesday 9 February 2016

Twinsie Tuesday - Valentines Pond Mani

Hi lovelies! As you can probably guess from the title, today's post is a twin mani! Me and the lovely Kirsty from FairyTales Nails (check out her blog here!) have been wanting to do matching twin nails for a while, and both wanted to do a pond mani. We thought a Valentines theme with stamped hearts between the layers would be super cute! Here are our final designs. Read on to find out more!

Here's the solo shot of my mani:

Twinsie Tuesday - Valentines Pond Mani @acertainbeccaa

For our sheer layering polish we decided on OPI Sheer Tint 'Be Magentale With Me'. It is very sheer so instead of trying to get it fully opaque we gave ourselves a head start and started with a pink base. To keep it 'twinsie' we both used OPI 'Kiss Me I'm Brazilian' (from July's 'Tropical Treats' nailbox). This a gorgeous bright pink with a great formula. Shown below is two coats and topcoat.

OPI 'Kiss Me I'm Brazilian' @acertainbeccaa

Unfortunately, me and Kirsty didn't have a matching heart stamping plate. To stamp mine, I used Born Pretty plate KD3 (online here). This is the only plate I had with a simple singular heart image - I think I originally got it for the Mickey Mouse heads! I stamped a heart on each nail using MoYou London 'White Knight' and their rectangular squishy stamper.

Valentines Day Pond Mani @acertainbeccaa

I had originally planned to do a row of hearts on each nail, but the image was slightly too wide so I went for more of a random placement instead. I then added a generous coat of OPI Sheer Tint 'Be Magentale With Me'. I repeated the stamping and sheer tint a couple of times to form the layers of my pond mani.

Valentines Day Pond Mani - Layer 1 @acertainbeccaa
Valentines Day Pond Mani - Layer 2 @acertainbeccaa

I wanted the last layer of hearts to stay white so didn't add another coat of the sheer tint. Instead, I did a quick clean up around my nails and added a coat of quick dry topcoat to finalize my design.

Twinsie Tuesday - Valentines Pond Mani @acertainbeccaa
Twinsie Tuesday - Valentines Pond Mani @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I wasn't sure at first due to the random placement of the hearts, but it's definitely grown on me! They remind me of candy/marshmallow hearts. 

Remember to check out Kirsty's amazing mani and her post here.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x
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  1. So glad that we did this hun, will definitly have to do it again :) x

  2. I thought you'd joined Twinsie Tuesday for a moment!

    1. I realised yesterday that it's an actual group kinda thing - woops! x