Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine's Day Nails

valentines day manicure ideasHappy Valentine's Day!  Regardless of how you're choosing to celebrate (or not celebrate) the day, I hope you're having a lovely time.  Personally, I'm sticking with my plan - because there's slim chance of me forfeiting the opportunity to eat my weight in heart-shaped champagne chocolate truffles!  Anyway, as you'll most likely have gathered by now, I'm a bit of a manicure-addict and so to mark the occasion, I've gone for a gorgeous glittered red for the day...
  
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ciate london rom com rougeTo clear up a question that seems to often pop up, the answer is yes my nails are all-natural.  And speaking of which, I'll be putting together an up-to-date guide on attaining and maintaining longer nails within the next couple of months, so keep an eye out for that!  Back to the manicure at hand (pun intended), I've opted for Las Vegas by Mavala for the sultry base colour, followed by a generously-applied coat of Rom Com Rouge by Ciate London for added textured sparkle.
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white plant photography englandI'm a longterm fan of Mavala's mini 5ml paint pots, as not only do they ensure you use the contents of the glass bottle before any polish dries up, they also allow you to move on from shade to shade without excess polish sitting around. Rom Com Rouge by Ciate London is a whole other (but equally pleasant) story, having opened it on the 25th December in Ciate's Mini Mani Month advent calendar, the bow-embellished glass pot looks as though it'll last me until my 90th birthday!  Guaranteed coolest-gran status on the block, ladies you've got competition...
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I've always been determined to make the most of special occasions and holidays, so I'm beyond pleased with my shimmering manicure for Valentine's Day.  I probably shouldn't have painted them in such low light conditions as the slight smudges are killing me now, but looking past that, I'm besotted with this loved-up colour combination!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. these are some lovely looking nails! Kinda wish I painted my nails red too now xD

    Joyce // Joycentricity

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  2. Loving your nails :)

    Rita
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  3. Stunning nails! You always have the best background for nail pictures :)

    Corinne x
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  4. I adore those Valentine's Day nails..honestly, just to wear them anytime. I'm such a fan of shimmery and sparkly nails these days. Plus, those gorgeous flowers make for such a beautiful background! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day, love!

    Mallory
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  5. Perfect! This is completely my style

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  6. Love how sparkly this polish is! So pretty x

    Renee | Lose the Road

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  7. Love how you did your nail! so beautiful!!!
    xoxo

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  8. Those are gorgeous nails and I love those shade of red, it's so dark. The kind of red I like :)

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  9. Your nails look really pretty against the white flowers!

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  10. love it!!! i love your nails!
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  11. That is such a gorgeous red, and sparkle is always a good idea! Really lovely post Gabrielle!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  12. What an awesome colour! I love it ☺

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  13. Oooooh they are so pretty. And SO perfect for Vals day.

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  14. Love your Valentines spirit Gabrielle & those nails are ultra pretty <3 love the little sparkle from the ciate over layer & the backdrop of the flowers is so beautifully captured! Happy belated Valentines <3 :)

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  15. Your nails look gorgeous Gabrielle! I have not seen a shade like that before. Beautiful pics too. I do love flowers :) Have a great week. Gemma x
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  16. Your nails are simply PERFECT!!

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  17. Totally love your manicure. One of my plans for Valentine's weekend was to give myself a fitting manicure as well buuuuut - my bed was so comfortable and I just couldn't get out of it!

    Lisa Favre
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  18. Super duper lovely! Perfectly perfect for Valentine's! Happy Valentine's day to you <3

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

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  19. Your nails look so pretty! Red is the perfect color for Valentines Day. I usually don't wear nail polish with glitter because it's a pain to take off but your manicure is tempting me to bust out my glitter polishes.

    Amy | Dervish Darling

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  20. Gabrielle, you always have the most perfect manicures! Love the shade too! xoxo

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  21. Super pretty colour, and impressive natural length! Will be keeping my eyes open for the post about maintenance! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  22. Gabrielle I love your metallic nails, they're so so trendy!!Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  23. Beautiful! This is such a well written post.


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  24. Such a beautiful nail color! I love it

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  25. I absolutely love your nail color!! It's gorgeous for Valentine's Day!

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  26. Wonderful red nails, they're simply perfect. Great pictures indeed,
    I love them :)

    xoxo
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  27. Wow dear. I love the color and the shine :D
    Your nails are so beautiful :D
    Xx Blue Ducklings
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  28. Gabrielle ur hands are one of the most beautiful I have ever seen! This nail color is gorg!
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  29. lovely nails! that colour is perfect! ♥
    but it's hard to take it off huh?

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  30. How incredibly beautiful but not over the top! Hope you had amazing time Gabrielle!
    Kira
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  31. such a lovely manicure! It is certainly perfect for Valentine's day. I love red manicure...and I do like glitter. So this is like a match made in heaven!

    I hope you had a nice weekend and I wish you a fantastic start of the week.

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  32. Gorgeous photography! You have such lovely nails! :)

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  33. You have always such beautiful manucure, I would love to be able to do mine as well as yours!
    This nails colors is absolutely gorgeous Gabrielle x

    Love,
    Camy xx

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  34. Your nails always look so perfect Gabrielle :) As I always say and I'll say it again you should be a hand model :)

    Lovely red nail varnish shade! I need to start reaching for deeper wine/red shades to match my favourite lip colours I always wear!

    Lovely post.

    Laura www.shehearts.net xox

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  35. You do have such pretty nails and this festive shade just sets them off beautifully Gabrielle. The subtle touch of sparkle you created is fabulous. As much as I would love to have such lovely long nails, it could never happen since I work so much with my hands.

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  36. Wow, your manicure is so beautiful and festive! You have such gorgeous nails, so I look forward to reading the post on what your secret is :) My nails can grow long, but they grow out in a weird shape; they curve inward the longer I try to let them grow, which I hate, so I never really grow them long. Anyway, thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  37. Hello,

    Wow, so beautiful ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

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  38. You have such beautiful nails, such a perfect color for Valentine's Day!
    xoxo - Fashion Phases

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  39. Your nails are just absolutely gorgeous and I'm definitely a little jealous that they are naturally beautiful and long. Loving the sparkly red nails by the way- very festive for Valentine's Day!

    X

    Anjelique

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  40. I don't paint my nails, but I always find it nice on other people. Great colour, Gabrielle. :)

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  41. this red nail color is spectacular, my dear, and it perfectly matches the red flowers...fantastic shots, love the close-ups
    hope you had a perfect Valentine's day
    kisses
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  42. Your nails are the bomb!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  43. What a beautiful shade of red! I love the glitter... so perfect for Valentines day!
    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  44. Great shot and I love your nail polish <333 It's perfect for vday. hope you had a great day
    Lots of love,
    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  45. Your nails are really lovely! Love the colour!

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  46. this looks three dimensional, Gabrielle!

    - Seyra x
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  47. That's such a gorgeous nail look! I really adore how shimmery and red it is. your nails look really pretty. I can't have my nails done because of work, and my art classes :(

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
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  48. So romantic and stunning! Your manicure always looks perfect. Fabulous photos Gabrielle

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  49. Loving this color. It's very Valentine's Day-esque! You do have fantastic nails and I did wonder if they were your real nails or not. The same of them is perfect!

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  50. Your nails are always so immaculate. I've never questioned if they were real or not (I can't believe people do!) but I have to say your ability to keep them at a beautiful length is envious indeed. Mine are all short now, they played nice while I was away and only one decided to break on me just as I was boarding the plane back home. I hope you had a lovely V-Day, however you spent it.

    Sxx
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  51. I seriously want your nail, Gabrielle! They are always on point :P -Maireem

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  52. Oooh...that's a marvellous colour, so deep and rich, perfect xx

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  53. Wow, your nails are just perfect for Valentine's Day! Hard to imagine these were done at home as they look so pro, am definitely considering getting some of this

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  54. They look so gorgeous!

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  55. You got such lovely hands dear.
    I'm obsesses with glittery polished atm.
    Your is pretty!

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  56. Beautiful nails and gorgeous photos as usual. Loved the post x
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  57. Adore your valentines's day nails, such a pretty shades of red. You have lovely finger btw

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  58. Awesome! I absolutely enjoyed reading this. Happy Wednesday!

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  59. Seriously those are your real nails?! I can't wait for your post about how to get amazing long nails like yours, they're gorgeous!! And I love that color so much, perfect for Valentine's :) Also please come give me a manicure haha I always seem to spill nail polish all over the sides of my fingers when I do my own!

    xo
    Candace
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  60. I love the colour of your nails and I can't believe how long and perfect you have managed to get your natural nails! I have had acrylics for years so my natural nails are seriously damaged but maybe one day I can get them looking like this :) x

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  61. So gorgeous! Love the nails, perfect for Vday ;D

    xo, Alice || a l i c e / T Y P E N U

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  62. Hello Gaby...That is a perfect manicure...I like Mavala nail polish and that glittered red is just sublime. And adoooopre those pretty flowers, dear ;-)

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  63. wow! i love them! you're so lucky you can grow them so long!

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  64. You have amazing nails! And the color looks like perfection on you!

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  65. Beautiful nail polish and nails. I broke some of My nails so I had to file them down for a while...

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  66. I love a good red. Red wine. Red polish great :)
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  67. they look so so pretty, i love the pictures and backround on them

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  68. Beautiful nails and lovely color Hun.

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  69. I really love them! so so pretty and wonderful backround on your photos <3
    Great work
    xxx
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  70. Woww such beautiful nails!! Would love to try it out :) x

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  71. Super cute nails!! Lovely photos :) x

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  72. I love your nails...so pretty!

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  73. Your nails are so perfect! They remind me of the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz! Hope you had a great weekend Gabrielle :)

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  74. Perfect colour for Chinese New Year too! Red is a symbol of prosperity so I guess your Valentines Day was sweet and prosperous x

    Happy Wednesday Gabrielle.

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  75. Bahh! I always love your nails! And your photos are so perfect <3 <3

    Gina
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  76. Your nails definitely scream Valentine's Day! So sexy! ;)
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  77. You've got gorgeous natural nails. Looking forward to your maintenance post! And I do love a bit of sparkle x

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  78. You should be a hand and nail model- they always look so perfect! I love your choice of glittery red polish for Valentines and the way it co-ordinates with the flowers is so lush!

    Rachel xx
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  79. Champagne chocolate truffles sound amazing - had no idea they existed! Maybe I should scrounge the bargain bin and buy some post v day haha.
    Happy Hump Day x
    Much Love Karen
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  80. Oh wow - I am loving the colour!! It's absolutely gorgeous and your nails are just so beautiful! Lovely post hun, hope you had a wonderful day!!! :)

    Layla xx

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  81. Amazing pictures, love the nail colour!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  82. Sexy nails. I think I would love to wear those nail colors even if it's not Valentines. It's lovely.

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  83. your nails look so gorgeous
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  84. Your nails look gorgeous! I love that shade of red and the grown up glitter. It's so beautiful! Would totally wear that even after V-day ;)

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  85. A very romantic manicure indeed :)
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  86. Your nails are real? Cannot wait for the tips!! My nails tend to break way to easy!
    Love the Valentine's color!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  87. i really LOVE these glittered red nails! They are very beautiful, also perfect for this special occasion :)

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  88. Hope you had a fantastic Valentine's! :)
    Lovely mani, the colour would look great for the Christmas season too.

    XoXo Noma

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  89. That's absolutely a dreamy colour! I wore a very similar metallic red nail polish for V day this year but it didn't have beautiful glitter like this one.

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  90. Wow gorgeous mani!!! I adore this!

    xo Lacey
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  91. This is a gorgeous sparkly red! Perfect nail polish choice for VD!

    Ela BellaWorld

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  92. You have really lovely nails and I'm looking forward to seeing your routine for them! I love this colour combo with the glitter, perfect for Valentine's Day! :) xx

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  93. wow, wow, wow!
    this is such a magical colour. <3
    Minaali
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  94. You really shoud try that app if you have an Android. Thank you so much for coment on my blog, means a lot :)

    Rita
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  95. They're a beautiful sparkly red!
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  96. Wow!!! These nails are lovely!! I love red glittery polishes! *-*
    xoxo

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  97. Your nails are absolutely perfect Gabrielle! I'm also in love with this nail polish - so pretty and perfect for the occasion! I used to have long nails but it took quite a bit of maintaining and now when I'm trying to get them back I can't manage so I can't wait to read your post on how you maintain yours! xx

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  98. Your blog has such a nice feel to it! Love this nail colour too!
    Beth x
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  99. I love sparkly nails
    Amazing post
    xx
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  100. Really cute nails girly!
    Jodie x

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  101. You have very beautiful hands Gabi and this nailpaint is looking amazing :)
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