Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine's Day nails with Red Carpet Manicure

Personal Gift Purchased by Me

Hello Loves.  I have Valentine's Day themed mani to show you today.  Can a girl go wrong with glittery polish, stamping, and a DIY rhinestone?
Soak Off Gel Polish Valentines day manicure

There' s a lot going on in this seemly simply manicure.  I started with a base of Red Carpet Manicure Socialite Status from the Limited Edition Hamptons collection on the pink nails and Couture Ooh La La French for the white.  This the Socialite Status.
Red Carpet Manicure Soak Off Gel Polish Socialite Status Swatch

I then topped Socialite Status with Red Carpet Manicure Swaggin, which was a gift from the lovely Tiffany at Polished to Precision.  Be sure to pop over to her blog and check out her gorgeous polish swatches!  The picture below is Swaggin on it's own - three coats without undies.
Red Carpet Manicure Soak Off Gel Polish Swaggin swatch

I stamped the middle finger with Pure Ice Silver Star and an image from Pueen 33 from the Love Elements set.   I used a dotting tool to add RCM Swagging to the heart shaped leaves and freehanded a few extras for balance.

The ring finger is the most exciting of the two accents for me.  I have had these little heart frames in my collection for a while - so long that I can't even remember where I got them.  But I've never really known what to do with them.  Then Kim from Ten Little Canvases shared this awesome tutorial on making your own stones using Gelish Structure.  Jackpot!  I followed Kim's instructions and applied the frame to the nail first.  I then filled the frame with Swaggin and topped it with Structure.  Check out Kim's video at the link above for the specific steps.  :)
gem stone created with gelish structure

I'm very pleased with the final result.  This one might be one of my favorites!
Red Carpet Manicure Swaggin



  1. Such a pretty Valentine mani Michelle!!! I love the heart frame, I'll be putting my newly purchased jar of structure to good use.

  2. Love these! Do you by chance have the place you found your silver frame? I've been looking since seeing that tutorial, but only have found gold. Thanks for any help you can lend!

  3. Cindy, I did find the site where I purchased the frames. They also have other shapes as well as round and square. :)


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