Friday, February 10, 2017

Nail Crazies Unite: Anti-Valentines

Hello Readers!

Today's post is for Nail Crazies Unite, and the prompt is "Anti-Valentines", which is kind of a funny one and I had to think about it a little bit  before I arrived on what I wanted to do. I was actually browsing the internet for Anti-Valentine's themes when I stumbles across grumpy cat, and remembered that I have a grumpy cat plate (which I have actually used before in a grumpy cat mani last year), and he would be perfect for a little bit of Valentine's Day Bah-humbug spirit.

So although I wasn't feeling this mani when I put it on, it ended up being quite fitting for my mood the next day as I was awoken in the middle of the night by a dreadful "drip...drip....drip" sound and now there's a clean-up crew in my house, sawing giant hole in my bedroom ceiling to repair damage caused by a leaky pipe leading to the upstairs bathroom. So you could say I'm definitely feeling in a "grumpy cat" mood today. Related: I am exhausted.

I started off with Sinful Colors "gogo girl", which is a really lovely crelly-pink polish. I added some light pink with a dry-brush technique before adding some stamping in black and my reverse-stamped grumpy cat. 

The large broken heart image comes from the MoYou London Geek collection plate, one of the ones that features random emojis. I've used this plate quite a bit, so if you want to see the varied looks it can be used for, check out my *mostly* alphabetical plate index

The smaller hearts are from MoYou London Hipster-13. I thought they were such a perfect match for the larger broken heart image. 

Finally, good 'ole grumpy cat is from a Bundle Monster plate, from the Fuzzy and Ferocious collection (plate #BM-S162). 

Be sure to check out some more grouchy, anti-valentine manis in the link-up! I can't wait to see what the other ladies come up with!


  1. Replies
    1. Ha ha! I love grumpy cat- so perfect for so many occasions

  2. Yay, Grumpy Cat! Love the textured background too. Very pop punk. :)

  3. Grumpy Cat is perfect for this mani! :D Love it.

  4. This is a really cute manicure!

  5. Great mani :D I'm not a fan of this day. Love should be every day!

    1. Thanks! Personally I don't mind Valentine's Day; while I agree that we should celebrate love every day, I think a little reminder of that once a year never hurts. ;-)