Brushstroke “LOVE” Valentine’s Day Nails

I’m LOVING the new Gelish Once Upon a Dream collection and decided to try a mani with a combination of the colors.   I started with two coats of Gelish Artic Freeze (my favorite white) as the base and then I used a fan brush to randomly stroke on each of the colors, curing after applying each.  The only color from the collection that I didn’t use is She’s My Beauty.  I applied a thin layer of top coat over the brushstrokes, cured and wiped the tacky layer and then stamped the word “LOVE” with Bundle Monster plate BM426 and Konad Black polish (and then top coated again).

I really like how this turned out, and it’s perfect for V-Day even though the colors may be a little non-traditional.  My inspiration for this mani came from a brushstroke design that I saw recently on Madamluck’s IG page.  Go check out her awesome nail art and get inspired too!  Happy Valentine’s Day (a day early) everyone!!  ♥♥♥ Brushstroke "LOVE" nails for Valentine's DayAnd here’s what the brushstrokes looked like before the stamping. Brushstroke Nails using Gelish

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8 Responses

  1. Anna says:

    This turned out super cute! I love the “love” stamp! :-)))))

  2. Suzanne says:

    Amazing! How in the world do you get your stamps so perfect?!

    • Andrea says:

      Thanks. I often wipe off and re-try a stamp several times before I’m happy with it. LOL I could never stamp over RNP – gel polish all the way!

  3. Aimee Mills says:

    I am having trouble with stamping. The polish or design rarely transfers to the stamper. It is very irritating.
    Do you have any hints to make this technique more successful.

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  5. Manisha says:

    This looks so pretty

  6. Mari Lumme says:

    Beautiful! I love the look with and without the “love” letters :)