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Happy Valentine's Day to our amazing staff and customers! On this very special loved up day we thought it would be fun to show you how to re-create one of our favorite nail looks using some of our favorite ever Butter London collections - Sweetie Shop! The Spring 2013 range instantly drew our attention with its adorably cute pastel shades reminiscent of all the sweet indulgences at the candy shop. To create the look below you will need Cuppa, Fiver, Molly-Coddled, Kerfuffle, Fruit Machine and Jasper.
Step 1: Have a bit of nail length before you attempt this look. File your nails into more of a rounded shape or if you're daring at more of a point is preferable as it needs to look somewhat like the bottom pointy tip of a heart.
Step 2: Apply your base coat. Next, grab Butter London's Cuppa nail lacquer and apply 2 x coats. It's imperative that you let this completely dry before proceeding to the next step. We waited about three hours in between Step 2 & 3.
Step 3: Using scotch tape cut out a stencil of the round part of a heart. You can try to attempt drawing the heart free hand if you have a steady hand. We found it was easiest to draw our shape with a pen (like a lowercase m) and then cut it out. Create a nail stencil for each nail as they are all different widths. Next, apply the tape about a third of the way on your nail bed.
Step 4: Choosing a pastel shade paint 1-2 thin coats over the nail and make sure it completely dries prior to removing the tape. Proceed to do the same thing on all the remaining fingers utilizing a different pastel shade.
Step 5: If you want to make it even more Valentin-ey find a red nail pen or use a toothpick and write XO on your ring or middle finger on each hand.
Step 6: Enjoy your adorable nails and the compliments you will get from everyone! Happy Valentines Day from the b-glowing team!
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