Friday, February 13, 2015

Before & After: Incoco 2015 Valentine's Day Collection

(Press Sample)

Are you ready for Valentine's Day tomorrow? If not, don't worry, I got you covered with a few quick-and-easy Valentine's looks so you can feel your prettiest tomorrow, whether you're celebrating 20 years of marriage, the blossoming of a new love, or spending some me-time curled up with a good book.

I've got two before-and-afters for you today, each done with Incoco's 2015 Valentine's Day collection (I've done one manicure with this collection already; you can see it here).

Three sets from Incoco's Love Story Collection 


For the first manicure, I used Incoco Blowing Kisses on all fingers except my middle; Blowing Kisses has several designs each done in pearly white on a pink-peach background. I chose the designs that featured the word 'love'. On my middle finger, I used Hello Sweetheart, a pink-and silver glitter wrap that works beautifully with the other wraps in the collection:


Incoco Blowing Kisses and Hello Sweetheart
Incoco Blowing Kisses and Hello Sweetheart
Incoco Blowing Kisses and Hello Sweetheart

Incoco Blowing Kisses and Hello Sweetheart

For the second manicure, I used Hello Sweetheart on my index, middle and pinky, and the rose pattern from Love Story on the ring and thumb:




(Apologies for the chipped edge on my middle finger! These things always happen at the worst time.)

In the manicures above, I have no topcoat on any of the nails, but even the glitter wraps are perfectly smooth and shiny. Gorgeous.

I love both of these manicures as is. But as you know, I have to stamp anything that stands still for even a second...

For the 'after' part of the second manicure, I used matching rose images from Bunny Nails BuNa-A, and stamped them on my pinky and index fingers:


Incoco Valentine's skittle
Valentine's skittle

Valentine's skittle
Valentine's Skittle



And I've left my favorite for last...for the 'after' portion of the first manicure, I stamped 'love' from Bundle Monster H16, using Konad White:



All you need is love
All you need is love...

All you need is love
Love is all you need

There you go--four very easy looks that you can put together in no time flat. With or without stamping, these take 5-10 minutes from start to finish.

But I know what you're thinking: Michelle, Valentine's Day is tomorrow! I don't have time to get these shipped to me! Well that's where you're wrong. Because Incoco has just teamed up with Walgreens. Now you can pop in and grab these beauties in a snap.

What do you think--do you have a favorite out of these appliques or these manis?

Happy wrapping,
M.

32 comments:

  1. Very pretty designs for Valentine's Day!

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  2. These are so pretty! I love the stamping over the wraps, the images you chose are perfect!

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    1. Thank you! I love these for fast nail art. :)

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  3. Very Cute nail art! I loved Hello Sweetheart.

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    1. Yes! Their glitter appliques are so amazing...

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  4. These look great! I'm really liking nail wraps lately. Every time I attempt nail art I'm disappointed so nail wraps are my life saver!

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    1. They are a great way to do fast nail art, or a great addition to even a complicated mani. I love them more and more as I play with them. :)

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  5. I love the glitter wraps. Easy glitter removal. :0)

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  6. The love story rose pattern is so beautful! Super pretty manicures!

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  7. Very pretty and I'm still loving all the pinks too!

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    1. Thank you! I love the rose tone of these pinks. :)

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  8. I've never used nail strips like this, but I would never have guessed that that glitter was not conventionally applied polish!

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    1. They are amazing, aren't they? Look just like regular glitter but a complete breeze to remove. They even have some that are meant to go over other polishes/wraps...I haven't tried those yet, but want to get my hands on them soon...

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  9. I love nail polish strips, but haven't tried Incoco yet. They always have really nice holiday designs. My favorite is the rose with the typography.

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    1. They do...And of the nail wraps I've tried, they're my favorite by far. :)

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  10. Oh love these all!! Great job and beautiful manis!

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  11. These are all so stunning, but I think the roses are my favorite by far.

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  12. I love the rose print one the most!

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  13. These are all so pretty! The roses are my fave :)

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