This is my main Valentine manicure for 2012. I did this a few days ago, on the weekend, which is when I usually do most of my manicures.
And...drum roll please...I remembered to take pictures in between each step this time! I started with 3 coats of Nubar Fire Sparkle. Pardon the glitter around my cuticles...I had to do a little bit of clean up around the nails and it didn't seem like much glitter was left behind until I started to edit the pictures. Fire Sparkle dries with a slightly rough finish, as you can tell from the picture.
After the last coat was dry, I stamped on a double heart pattern from Red Angel plate 110, using Konad Special Polish in black. I didn't get them perfectly centered on each nail but in the final result, you really don't notice it at all.
Once I had the heart pattern stamped, I felt like there was something missing. So I decided to put a few black dots around the hearts, just using Wet n Wild Black Creme and one of my dotting tools. Then going back to Nubar Fire Sparkle and using a smaller dotting tool, I put smaller red dots within the black dots.
Then I applied Seche Vite top coat to finish. I actually used two coats of Seche Vite on this. As the first coat was starting to dry, I could see a bit of the roughness from the glitter starting to reappear. But the second coat took care of that.