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Valentine manicure?

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Hey fellow nail freaks! Just wondering what everyone will be wearing on their nails for Valentine's Day. I need to change my polish today and can't decide if I should go with pink or red. What a dilemma, huh?! {#emotions_dlg.laugh} Anyway, I thought I'd come to y'all for inspiration. Wink

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eskimos7111329063718.7724 PostsRegistered 10/16/2010

I vote for red! I put on I'm Not Really a Waitress - since it's still winter and I don't wear darker colors much, and it will match the red in the top I'm wearing on Tuesday. Tried to do my nails yesterday, dropped the bottle of polish - managed to get it on my beige carpet and brand new light gray pants. Nice. Ran out to get 100% acetone and following some online instructions was able to save both the pants and the carpet. TG! Needless to say, manicure didn't happen until this morning. Go for the RED!

bella-luna1329064161.72538 PostsRegistered 2/4/2007TN

Oh, I do like I'm Not Really a Waitress!! I was thinking either that, Vodka & Caviar, Valentina or Sarah (Valentina and Sarah are Zoya colors). I'm sorry about your mis-hap with the polish and glad you were able to recover! Thanks for your input. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

Abrowneyeg­irl1329064672.147904 PostsRegistered 12/7/2009PA

I just finished my Manicure!!

I have a pale pink on 8 nails and sparkly silver on both ring fingers. I had my friend paint a small red heart on each of my ring fingers.

This is very out of my norm, but I was feeling fun.Kiss

Wishing you health and happiness.

bella-luna1329065019.5432538 PostsRegistered 2/4/2007TN

Sounds pretty, Abrown! If I don't do red, I was thinking a pretty, soft pink with accent nails in Teenage Dream.

queenbea1329066505.28653 PostsRegistered 3/30/2008

I vote for red as well. Makes me think of red roses.

bella-luna1329067047.4832538 PostsRegistered 2/4/2007TN

Thanks queenbea! Here's to red roses!

naleiarenee1329067814.821614 PostsRegistered 7/29/2011OhIo

Hi All !

I've been trying to decide between pink and red myself ! Its great to hear what others will be wearing !! I couldn't make a choice so,I opted for ...BOTH ! Bright pink (acess 24/7) with red glitter top coat (what's your poison) !! So super cute Kiss...

Happy Valentines Day !

bella-luna1329069174.8232538 PostsRegistered 2/4/2007TN

naleiarenee - You chose both?! I love it!! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Tricolor1329070575.6335239 PostsRegistered 4/19/2010Pittsburgh Suburbs

OPI - An Affair in Red Square. Happy Valentine's Day to all!

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bella-luna1329071673.082538 PostsRegistered 2/4/2007TN

Tricolor - I have admired that color many times but have never picked it up. {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes} Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

lulu21329080057.84321169 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

I had a manicure on Thursday with the new Revlon gel polish in Velvet Rope, which is a deep red. My last manicure with this line lasted 15 days, but this one is coming off on Wednesday. I hate the way red polish looks on my hands.

Vamp1329080150.211344 PostsRegistered 3/9/2007
On 2/12/2012 naleiarenee said:

Hi All !

I've been trying to decide between pink and red myself ! Its great to hear what others will be wearing !! I couldn't make a choice so,I opted for ...BOTH ! Bright pink (acess 24/7) with red glitter top coat (what's your poison) !! So super cute Kiss...

Happy Valentines Day !

I was just sitting here myself trying to decide what to do with my nails. I may have to try this.

bella-luna1329081235.9532538 PostsRegistered 2/4/2007TN

lulu - Sorry to hear about your mani not lasting as well and that you're not pleased with how the color looks on your hands. I tried the ColorStay polish shortly after it was released and got a good 5 days' wear out of it which is pretty good for me! Cool

Vamp - Please let us know what you decide. Looks like I'm going with Zoya's Valentina. I think. {#emotions_dlg.blush}

Tricolor1329083124.8335239 PostsRegistered 4/19/2010Pittsburgh Suburbs
On 2/12/2012 bella-luna said:

Tricolor - I have admired that color many times but have never picked it up. {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes} Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

Oh thank you. It is such a beautiful color and wears well.

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Vamp1329083192.86311344 PostsRegistered 3/9/2007

I am doing OPI Sonora Sunset (warm pink frost). I may do Butter London Rosie Lee (pink glitter) over the top later.

Here is Sonora Sunset (from LackyNails.wordpress.com):

Here is Rosie Lee (image from AllLacqueredUp.com)

nutmeats1329083401.96847 PostsRegistered 3/19/2011

i did revlon in candy, a bright candy (not cotton candy) pink. it looks really nice. i can't find the revlon gel polish anywhere- i really want to try it.

happy valentine's day everyone!

Irshgrl312­011329083682.63714252 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

It is going to be I'm really not a waitress for me too. I just love that color so much. I am not much for reds, they remind me of the 80's long red nails so much but I just love this color on my active length nails, it looks so great and I get so many compliments when I wear that too. Mostly from men which is unexpected. My BF loves when I wear that and black or other dark colors, he says they look chic, modern and clean.

Tricolor1329083687.4635239 PostsRegistered 4/19/2010Pittsburgh Suburbs
On 2/12/2012 nutmeats said:

i did revlon in candy, a bright candy (not cotton candy) pink. it looks really nice. i can't find the revlon gel polish anywhere- i really want to try it.

happy valentine's day everyone!


Walgreens had a nice selection.

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Tricolor1329083751.0975239 PostsRegistered 4/19/2010Pittsburgh Suburbs
On 2/12/2012 Vamp said:

I am doing OPI Sonora Sunset (warm pink frost). I may do Butter London Rosie Lee (pink glitter) over the top later.

Here is Sonora Sunset (from LackyNails.wordpress.com):

Here is Rosie Lee (image from AllLacqueredUp.com)


OOO love the Butter London color. Love glitter sparkle anything!

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Vamp1329084503.11711344 PostsRegistered 3/9/2007

Tricolor, I just put the BL Rosie Lee over the OPI Sonora Sunset & I am loving it!

lulu21329085415.38721169 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007
On 2/12/2012 bella-luna said:

lulu - Sorry to hear about your mani not lasting as well and that you're not pleased with how the color looks on your hands. I tried the ColorStay polish shortly after it was released and got a good 5 days' wear out of it which is pretty good for me! Cool

Vamp - Please let us know what you decide. Looks like I'm going with Zoya's Valentina. I think. {#emotions_dlg.blush}

It's not that my manicure is not lasting, I just do not like red on my nails. My last manicure with Revlon Colorstay lasted the entire 2 weeks between manicures. I had no chips and very little wear on the tips. I never use Revlon products but was extremely impressed with this new line.

I think I'll try using the base and topcoat with regular polish in between.

bella-luna1329086341.8572538 PostsRegistered 2/4/2007TN

lulu - Duh to me...I mis-read your post! {#emotions_dlg.blushing}

Vamp - Love your color choices! I've seen the BL one but have not seen the OPI before. So pretty! {#emotions_dlg.wub}

Tricolor - I've noticed more stores are starting to carry the ColorStay polish. Will keep my fingers crossed that you'll be able to find it soon! Smile

irishgirl - I love that your BF has an opinion about your nails. My DH never says a word which I guess is better for everyone. {#emotions_dlg.mellow}

nutmeats - I Googled that Revlon polish and it's SO pretty! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Just finished my mani and did go with Zoya's Valentina; I've had it since the Fall but have never worn it. I do like it!

rina331329088954.564727 PostsRegistered 6/17/2008

I just removed China Glaze's "RUBY PUMPS". I just couldn't handle it.

http://thesidewalks.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/china-glaze-ruby-pumps-2.jpg

BTW, HOW ^^^ do you post the picture? ^^^^ (intead of the link)

bella-luna1329089910.6132538 PostsRegistered 2/4/2007TN

rina - Sometimes you can just right click and copy image and then paste it here, but sometimes you have to upload it to, for instance, Photobucket, and then paste the pic. HTH! Smile

Tricolor1329092556.4835239 PostsRegistered 4/19/2010Pittsburgh Suburbs
On 2/12/2012 Vamp said:

Tricolor, I just put the BL Rosie Lee over the OPI Sonora Sunset & I am loving it!


That sounds so pretty. Will be a nice transition into Spring. I am ready to get away from the dark colors.

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