Creative musings in bright colors

I *Heart* You

I wanted to make a heart gradient Valentine’s Day manicure for my entry into the Nail Polish Canada Contest, so I went to my bundle monster stamps and put together a home-made decal!


This was a pretty fast manicure, but it took two days (day 1: make a whole bunch of decals. day 2: base coat and apply to nails). The hearts are stamped with black and then have a 3-color red gradient. My accent nail and thumb are just two colors taken from the largest heart on the stamp.


I like this mani, but honestly I should have done something more fun for the accent nail! This whole manicure was inspired by the base polish on that nail (Hel by Gothic Gala Lacquers)…light pink with shimmer and black and red glitter.IMG_7012


  • Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
  • Dark red: OPI – Visions of Love
  • Red: OPI – All I Want For Christmas (Is OPI)
  • Light red: Pure Ice – Siren
  • Light pink: NYC – Prospect Park Bloom
  • Shimmer: Sally Hansen – Platinum
  • Pink glitter: Gothic Gala – Hel
  • Stamp: Bundle Monster – 317


If you enjoyed, please to vote for me in the Nail Polish Canada Valentine’s Day challenge! All you have to do is input your email and select “flightofwhimsy” from the drop down menu. ❤ Thanks!

Comments on: "I *Heart* You" (6)

  1. Wow! This is great!

  2. I love stamping decals but they take so long! It’s a good idea to make them in advance like you did but I always end up changing my mind about the design as I’m doing my nails haha

  3. […] nails)…and it didn’t work on a plastic bag. Well, I had so much luck last week making the I *heart* You manicure, that I thought I would just try painting directly on my stamper. […]

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