I admire all the girls who can do fancy manis. I can’t. I am manicure-challenged. I can do OK on my right hand, but forget my left. I’m a lefty and I can’t do anything much with my right hand.
But I hate to miss out on all the fun. So topcoats are the way I add a little panache.
For my Valentine mani, I used Deborah Lippmann “Groove Is In The Heart”. Deborah Lippmann polishes require two to three coats to get rid of the streaks. The streaks were kinda surprising for a “luxury” nail lacquer. But it is what it is. “Groove Is In The Heart” is a real girly pink. It came in a holiday sampler set of Deborah Lippmann polishes that I bought on HSN.com.
On top I applied two coats of Wet ‘N Wild Mega Rocks Glitter Nail Color, shade 496D “Always In The Pit”, clear topcoat with medium size pieces of red glitter. It’s a thick topcoat and one coat would’ve done it. But to get enough glitter all over the nail, it required two coats. I bought the Wet ‘N Wild at CVS for 99 cents, and it’s widely available: Walmart, Walgreens, Target, RiteAid etc. The only warning with this glitter topcoat is that it’s a bear to remove!
I used Revlon Base Coat and finished off with Orly Sec Vite.
I wish I could have found a topcoat with little hearts, like the Maybelline topcoat I saw on a blog that must have been from last year since I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. But I think this combo is really pretty! It looks much prettier in person, especially when the light hits it. Got lots of compliments <3
So what’s going to be on your nails for Valentine’s Day?
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