Love Letter nail art with OPI

Saturday, February 8, 2014

When the OPI Brazil collection came out, I knew I had to have it. I started swatching them and then realized the collection had the perfect shades for a nail art idea I had. So, needless to say, I still need to swatch them. But I have a cute little mani to show for my brief moment of distraction.

I used OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me around for the base color, and Kiss Me I'm Brazilian and Red Hot Rio for the hearts.

I love the hearts over the newsprint. Love letters from OPI perhaps?

Valentines Day nail art - love letters
Valentines Day nail art - love letters

Valentines Day nail art - love letters
Valentines Day nail art - love letters

I had to show you my wedding ring set also. It has a gorgeous heart shaped diamond that fits the mani. My husband proposed to me on Valentine's Day a few years ago. (Okay, so it was 29 years ago.)

To get the newsprint effect paint your nails in a light shade. When they are dry (don't use top coat) wet your nail with rubbing alcohol and place a pre-cut piece of newspaper over the nail and press down for about 15 seconds. I also use a cotton ball that has been dunked in alcohol and hold that over the top of the newspaper - it ensures the paper is soaked. Make sure you don't move the newspaper piece after it is on your nail. Peel the paper off and you have newsprint nails!

What are you going to wear on your nails for Valentine's Day?

These polishes were purchased by me. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors and mobile devices may show colors differently.

5 comments

  1. This is adorable! I love the holiday mani's you post!

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  2. omg this is lovely!!!! Come do my nails please! ;)

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  3. So cute! I can never get the newsprint technique to work for me! Well done!

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  4. OH! YOu are so danged creative! I love it! I just bought some of these tooo!

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  5. Such a cute application of these colors! Love it!

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