Hey There Polished People!
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! I know some of you (Maria!!) are excited for it! I don’t hate Valentine’s Day or anything, so I’m kinda excited, too. When I worked earlier this week during my prep time I cut out silhouettes of the kindergarteners and mounted them on colored paper to get them ready for a Valentine’s Day display and present to take home to their parents. The kids’ little silhouettes were so dang cute! Oh my goodness, it’s funny how even though I don’t see this particular class every day or anything, when I saw their cutouts I was just LAUGHING cuz you could tell exactly who each one belonged to. Kids that age just crack me up. If I could get a job teaching AM/PM kindergarten it would be my perfect, ideal job.
Anyway, today I have some street art style Valentine’s Day nails to share with you. I don’t know exactly why they remind me of street art but they really did. At least in my city, there’s quite a street art movement these days. Particularly cool, at least in my eyes is the whole sticker movement. People are drawing/painting/decorating stickers (any kinds of stickers really, I’ve even seen just, like, postage labels) and sticking them all over the place. I didn’t realize it was quite so organized and an actual “thing” till my husband watched this documentary called Exit Through The Gift Shop. I didn’t even watch it but he’s told me about it plenty. Also- his cousin is apparently really into it and I see some of his favorite street art cuz he finds it and posts it on Pinterest and Instagram. If you’d like to follow him and see some of the street art that he’s into, you can follow him on Instagram here. Anyway, these nails pale in comparison to some of the cool stuff artists are doing out there but I still actually really liked them. Ready to see em?
Street Art Style Valentine’s Day Nails
How To Get These Nails
- Start out with the Acid Wash Nails that I posted earlier this week. You can see the Acid Wash Nails post and the tutorial here.
- Use stamp BM 311 and SH Rapid Red to stamp the heart and “love” design onto each nail.
- Allow your stamp to dry a little, then apply your topcoat. I used SH Mega Shine.
- Show your friends your black and white and red Valentine’s Day nails. Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow!
Do you guys know if there’s much of a street art movement in the cities where you live? There’s just something cool about these kinda avant garde artists who are kinda outside the norm but creating these unexpected exciting bits of art around town. It just kind of appeals to my creative side. Also- let me know how you like these nails. They’re Valentine’s ish but not too pink and sweet, which I like. As always, thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!