Happy Valentines Day!!!!

Hello Lovely Ladies!

Today is the day of Mr. Cupid and whether you have a significant other in your life or not, I hope you have a fantastic day (you never know when – and how hard- Cupid’s arrow will strike) πŸ˜‰

I was a little sad that I didn’t have a Valentines Day manicure to share with you (though I did enter Harlow&Cos contest with this Valentines Day look)… and then I spotted this manicure stashed away in the vault… though not a traditional look, there is a heart and it is a skittlette, soooo why not πŸ˜‰


I think I did a sneak peek of this look on Instagram when I first created it (so if it looks familiar- that is why) πŸ˜‰

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Thumb, pointer finger and pinky are two coats of Cult Nails Blackout.

The pinky is stamped with Gals plate GA5 and Sally Hansen Whilrwind White.

Ring finger lines were created with Gals plate GA4 (the thicker lines make this stamp a little tricky to work with.Β  It helps to scrape the scraper down in the direction of the line grooves rather than across them).

Middle finger is two coats of NOPI All is Glam, All is Bright.

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Peter, my husband, has been my Valentines sweetheart since I was 16!Β  I sill remember him showing up at my door with roses, a brown teddy bear (that I still have 16 years later), and a box of chocolates.Β  This year, we will stay at home with the kids and celebrate with them but we did order some t-shirts for each other πŸ˜€ Mine says “Keep calm and paint your nails”, his says “keep calm and ride on” (for his passion for his motorcycle). πŸ˜€

How will you be spending Valentines day?Β  Will you be celebrating?

Did you ever get a sweet Valentines day gift?


  • Pryanka Arora

    That’s a beautiful story, you’re so lucky to have found such a strong love! Beautiful manicure as well πŸ™‚

    • Thank you- I’m glad you read the post and that I was able to share my story. I am one of the lucky few to have married my highschool sweetheart and still love him today, even more than when we first met and had those butterflies in our tummies πŸ˜‰ Thank you for your kind comment πŸ˜€

  • Awwww such a gorgeous mani !! β™₯ And such cute Valentines gifts ! So sweet how you still have the teddy bear he gave you β™₯ Hope you enjoy the day !

    • Thank you- yes, I still have the teddy bear- he looks a little ‘rough’ right now, and not even the kids want to give him cuddles- but he is special and he is here to stay- lol (in a box in our closet).
      I hope you have a wonderful day also!

  • Kayla Angus

    Very cute. I very much the nontraditional looks. Too much pink and red out there today. I just got engaged last weekend so I’m loving valentines right now. But we usually keep it low key as well.

    • Thank you- I’m glad you like this look.
      I agree with keeping things low key, as love should be celebrated year round, right!? πŸ˜‰

  • Such a beatifull and edgy nailart. And ow what a great story. We don’t buy each other real gifts for valentines day, but I did put some sweet ‘love’ candles on our dining table this morning for breakfast. Oh you should have seen my husbands face… he was glowing… And that’s the best gift I can get for Valentines Day.

    • Thank you for sharing your sweet moment. The t-shirts were a coincidental/fun purchase… we normally don’t do the Valentines day gift thing (every day should be valentines day πŸ˜‰ ). I did try to make heart shaped pancakes but without a mold and runny batter I ended up with wonky-pancakes that I had to trim with a knife into shape … lol

  • Liz Jones

    I can’t remember if I’ve told you this or not, but my boyfriend Tree (who is currently flying as a bush pilot in Alaska), is a professional photographer and he loves his 72 Honda CB 360. I’m going to set a goal for myself, that once I get my own bike, Tree and I will road trip to your house so we can all ride, paint nails and talk photography. Best idea ever right? Right. P.s I’m digging the black and silver. I’m not a huge fan of pink polishes, so I’m glad I can have festive art on my nails. Even if the colors aren’t holiday appropriate. Happy Valentines Day!!

    • I support that goal and will do anything to make it happen πŸ˜‰ It is neat how our lives have so many things in common πŸ˜€
      I have almost been stuck in a phase where I want to wear only nudes or only black/grey shades… I’m glad that there are fans of this look πŸ˜‰
      I guess I can write “hope to see you soon” πŸ˜‰

  • Icequeen81

    very pretty and also black

    • Thank you… yes, I know that black can be a bit ‘morose’ looking but I also think that it can be trendy- I have been using black/dark greys a lot lately

      • Icequeen81

        No way , it is not morose, I love it Iove black polish but it is the trick how to wear it that is important

  • I won’t say I got a gift ’cause we celebrate Valentine’s Day on June here in Brazil haha

    I like your art, in black! Very different from the usual ‘valentine nails’ πŸ˜‰

    Have a nice day!
    Tha β™₯ Unhas & Cores

    • Thank you. I’m glad you like the look and I enjoyed learning that Brazil has a different tradition. Thank you πŸ˜€

  • MariJo Nails

    This mani is so you!! I love it! No gift yet. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ll be doing anything. Enjoy yours!!

    • Thank you for your sweet comment. πŸ˜€

      I am certain that you and your talented hubby celebrate love year round so this day isn’t much different πŸ˜‰ *hugs*

  • Lillibit NAW

    Happy day for you, Marta! IΒ΄m having lots of gifts today because itΒ΄s also my birthday πŸ˜‰

    • HAPPY BIRTHDAY and STO LAT (that is Polish).
      Hope you were spoiled and had a WONDERFUL DAY! *HUGS*

  • Have a fab day you both deserve it, I don’t have a significant other but I do consider myself very fortunate to have a loving family and friends around me , Your mani is beautiful I love the skittlette you do πŸ˜€

    • Happy Valentines day to you too Joanne πŸ˜€
      I was just wearing my belt- bracelet the other day and was reflected on how happy I am to have met you via this hobby.
      Glad to hear you are surrounded by people worthy of your friendship πŸ˜‰

  • Christine Steiner

    I love this edgy Valentines mani!!! I did not wear a Valentines Day mani – M is not into pinks and reds but I did a mani he likes very much – we don’t celebrate Valentines Day but he carries me on his hands year throughout and this past Valentines Day, he got up with me at the break of dawn to drive me to the railwaystation and save me a ride with public transport – this was a perfect Valentines Day treat for me :-)!!!! Hope you had a lovely day xxx

    • Thank you for sharing a little about your Valentines day. What you wrote really proves that Valentines/love can be celebrated every day and is present in the simplest of things. πŸ˜€ *hugs* (sounds like you found a good one πŸ˜‰ )

  • The striped nail is my fav’!

    • Thank you- it was neat to use a stamp for that- I am not that great freehand and taping can be time consuming πŸ˜‰ This was a good alternative

  • love the little heart πŸ™‚ beautiful manicure… and KEEP CALM AND RIDE ON..love! I celebrated the day with my husband.As both of us are working we celebrated it in the evening, with Roses and a lovely chocolate cake πŸ™‚

    • Nothing says romance like Roses and chocolate cake πŸ˜‰ Glad to hear that you had at least the evening to enjoy the day. I am happy to hear you like this look πŸ˜€ Thanks