Valentine’s Day gradient nails

Wow, okay, it’s apparently been like two weeks since I posted anything.  I think I might be losing my mind, because I did not think it had been that long!  I even somehow missed the beginning of this month’s Challenge Your Nail Art, which I didn’t even realize until yesterday.  I’m sad about that, but I’m not going to try to play catch-up since it’s nearly over now.

Instead, I did a Valentine’s mani, even if I don’t particularly like the holiday.  Alison (over at the ALIQUID blog) posted a double dotted gradient a few days ago, and it was the inspiration for my nail art today.  I was originally going to do the same thing in different colors, but realized that I could do a dotted gradient heart to fit the Valentine’s theme more!  And then I just did a typical sponged gradient for my other nails, obviously.

I didn’t use too terribly many polishes for this either, just OPI You’re So Vain-illa, Kleancolor Pastel Pink, OPI Suzi Has a Swede Tooth, Essie Fiesta, Maybelline Color Show Bubblicious, and OPI Coca-Cola Red.

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I am actually pretty dang happy with this!  I generally don’t wear reds and pinks, but I surprisingly like the colors here.  And I’m really glad that the heart turned out.  It sort of reminds me of the 8-bit hearts from Legend of Zelda, even if that wasn’t what I was going for.

Although…maybe I should do some Zelda nail art?  It’d be a nice return to nerdiness…

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