Girly Punk Valentine's Day Nails: Neon Pink and Black Roses

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Nothing says girly punk like hot pink and black. And nothing says romance like roses. So when I decided to do Valentine's Day manicure, I decided to combine these two aspects, although I'm not very girly, punky, or romantic. I keep seeing all these sterotypical reds, pale pinks, and sheers coming out near Valentine's Day, and I keep thinking - why shouldn't I do something different?

So here you are: neon pink, black, and roses. The horror!

Girly punk Valentine's Day nails

To be honest, I didn't quite like my nails when I first wore them. I thought they were ugly (and I'm sure some of my readers will think they ARE ugly), but for some reason they grew on me, and I can't quite figure out why either. Maybe I got used to the ugliness. Or maybe the hot pink colour matched my funky Valentine's Day eye look. LOL. But it did grow on me, and yes, I was walking around with blinding hot pink nails with OTT rose designs. Yeeha!

funky valentine day nails 2

For the neon pink base, I used Eyeko Punk Polish for Neon Nails, which is a one-coater if you're careful. Like other Eyeko polishes I've used before, the consistency is a little on the thick side, so if you prefer a thinner polish consistency, one or two drops of thinner would be more than sufficient. Oh, and this polish is NEON. Like eyeball searing, highlighter pink kind of neon. I know it doesn't look like it in the photos, but that's because I just couldn't capture the blinding neon-ness of it on camera.

For the black roses, I used my favourite konading black of all time, Wet n Wild Black. It's dirt cheap (if you don't count the cost of shipping it outside of the USA), easily available, and opaque in one coat. Perfect for konading!

The konad plate used was M65. I figured I could get away with such an OTT rose design only around Valentine's Day!

funky valentine day nails 3

So this isn't your traditional Valentine's Day sweetheart manicure. But I have those too! If this is making you puke, feel free to try some other sweetheart, Valentine-appropriate posts: there's one with girly chic, a feminine pastel purple that's holo to boot, a nude with a touch of flowers, and the near classic jewel pinky-purple holo. Probably more traditionally Valentine Day-ish than this sad excuse to wear hot pink, LOL!

I'm not much of a romantic, and I really couldn't care less for Valentine's Day. But I figured, since it was the occasion for it, why not go all out in dressing up my nails? It's the perfect reason to get away with whatever I want!

(Eyeko product sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.)


  1. Very cute nails! I like this nail look a lot♥. You give me idea to my Valentines day nails! I will use this nail look!

  2. These nails are so hot!
    Lauren from ChickAdvisor

  3. I don't like valentine's but I definitely adore pink and black roses <3

  4. I really like this; I don't think they're ugly at all :) You take excellent pictures!

  5. very nice, that brand is??? where you can get?
    I leave my blog in case you want to spend

  6. Wow, this is amazing. One of the best manicures I have ever seen. It reminds me soo much of Betsey Johnson. I need this polish and that plate.

  7. You rock this girl! Black and hot pink are definitely a great choice~

  8. I loveeee your manicure! It's so bold and feminine! :D

  9. No way are they ugly, they're amazing!

  10. whoa!! i love your nails! the design looks really great.

  11. I really love Eyeko's Punk polish. I was thinking of trying some Konad plates, and I think this'll be one of them!

  12. That looks bloody awesome!!! I would totallybwear this outside of vday.

  13. Amazing nails!

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  15. Love, love, LOVE your Valentine's nail design!! I can't believe you did them yourself!! Do you know how to do gel nails too? If so, you're my "Jedi Polish Master"!!! Love your blog!! So glad to have stumbled upon it!! Please check me out when you have a moment:


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