Monday, February 10, 2014

Manicure Monday: Valentine's Day Mani ft. Milani Sugar Burst

Love is in the air, my pets. And why not express it a bit on our tips? 

I decided to skip the heart themed nails this year in favor of some polka dot fun, and a little cupcake-inspired sparkle. Because, aren't cupcakes a bit perfect for Valentine's Day? Sweet, delectable, cute, and celebratory that's what I was going for. 

I decided it would be a perfect time to use my new Milani nail lacquer in Sugar Burst. It's a glitter polish that screams cupcakes and confections to me (and clearly it did to the people at Milani, given the name. Sugar Burst is a pastel pink confetti glitter bomb. It has round and bar pastel pink glitter sprinkled with irridescent micro-glitter. It makes a super fun topper to your favorite polishes.  

You can purchase Milani polishes at CVS. Mine retailed for $5.49 for 0.45 fl. oz. You can probably also find them at other retailers, but CVS is the spot for them in my area. My area Walgreens only carries some Milani products and the nail polishes aren't one of them, and there aren't any Rite Aids around here. 

Milani Nail Lacquer, Sugar Burst, @girlythingsby_e

On it's own, Sugar Burst, offer fabulous glitter pay off. To get full coverage, you'll need about three to four coats of polish. But if you're layering it over another color polish, you'll only need one coat. In the photo above, my ring finger has three coast of Sugar Burst, and my thumb has one coat over a pastel pink nail polish. 

To tone down the confetti covered cupcake theme, I paired  Sugar Burst with black and white nails, but then added to the cutesy fun with a few polka dots. The black polish I used is Tarred by Obessive Compulsive Cosmetics, and the white is Snow Me White by Sinful Colors.

My husband and I keep it light and casual on Valentine's Day, so this fun manicure works out well for our low key plans. If you're skipping the romance this year, consider rocking a similar look for a fun girls night. How about a sleep over that involves wine, manicures, baking (and eating said goods), and funny movies? I have some fun girls-night themed Valentine's Day memories.

What will you wear on your nails this year?

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