Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentines Day Heart Tips

Happy Valentines Day!
Sometimes it helps to get in the mood by pampering yourself a bit..and it doesn't hurt that getting your nails done with a Valentines Day theme might remind a special someone that the holiday is coming up.

So, in the spirit of the holiday I have decided to show a few options to you. This first video uses Konad Image Plate m56 to apply a heart patterned french tip to my nails. French tipping takes a little practice, and the Konad plates can be shallow, so if you have particularly long nails (which I don't) you may have to "stack" or stamp twice.

I started with clean nails that I had painted a base coat of OPI Diamond in a holographic shimmer. I've had the bottle awhile, and the sticker has come off the bottom so I don't know the exact name of the color. I will check with the salon where I bought it and try to update this with the exact name for you at a later time.

The alignment of the tip design can be achieved by holding the stamper at a 90 degree angle to the nail. Look at where the design will line up when rocked across the nail, then make any adjustments to how you are holding the stamper and rock the stamper across the nail. I like to hold my hand just in front of me, with my finger braced between thumb on the bottom and the stamper at the 90 degree angle at the top. The video angle cut parts of the actual stamping when I pulled toward my line of vision to align the stamp on the nail. I will get better at this next time and not cut out the alignment and rolling, but I think I got enough in that you get the general idea.

video

Now to work on the Lovely Stamp Video

6 comments:

  1. Awesome. Do you have videos up on YOUTUBE?
    You did great and you're a natural.
    So pretty.
    I'll be following,
    Susie

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  2. Thanks so much! I just put them on YouTube yesterday. I am just learning, new HD Camcorder for Christmas has made me want to do more than take pictures because really seeing is how you learn to do this. I never would have believed how easy it is until I saw it. Thanks so much for your positive comments, if you have any questions or requests I would love to hear them!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Rochelle

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  3. HUM, I remembering subbing to a new gal yesterday on youtube. Was that you?
    Give me your link and let me check. LOL. I can't remember.
    Glad it was easy for you.
    Susie

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  4. http://www.youtube.com/user/FancyFingersdotNet

    That's my "Channel" I guess. Still so new I squeak. I only posted the two most recent ones, since I think they are the nicest.

    Have a fabulous day!
    Rochelle

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  5. Cool. I just subscribed and I'll watch them. :)
    I'll pass the word around.
    Susie

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  6. You should list your blog on your youtube channel. :)
    Susie

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