thenailphile  asked:

hello! i'm looking at making my boyfriend of 5 years these 'open when...' cards, as we're having a hard time being long distance recently. We get to see each other once every 2 weeks. I wondered if you have any ideas for my 'open when you want a surprise' letter! Anything to put into it or write in it! I had some ideas but wondered if you had any better! Thanks!

Awww, that’s so sweet. I’m sure these cards will help him feel closer to you when you are apart :)

Some ideas to put in for ‘open when you want an surprise’:

  • Put fun confetti in it (a literal surprise when he opens it, lol)
  • Insert his favorite photo of you or the two of you
  • Give him a coupon book with hugs, massages, dates to places you don’t particular like but he does 
  • Make a list of all the things you love about him
  • Make him a mix CD of songs that trigger fond memories
  • Make him a ‘Best Boyfriend Award’ and attach a list of his accomplishments 
  • or you can make it R-rated, but make sure to not have your face in the photo (in case it gets in the wrong hands)

What to write in the letter is up to you. Mine was a silly letter intended to make him laugh and smile. I added inside jokes and drew stick figures of us. I also put old silly photo of us, which him laugh even more. 

I hope this helps! Feel free to message me again or look through the ‘open when tags’ if you need more help or inspiration. 

“I love you to the moon and back”

My version of cheesy heart-felt valentines nails!

I didn’t want anything red, or pink, or hearty, or girly and shmushy.
Or anything that you ALWAYS see for valentines day when it comes to nail art.
I wanted something different and I’m actually quite pleased with how these came out (for once!) - and I actually painted something for once rather than a pattern!

“I love you to the moon and back” is actually something related to my mum, we used to say it before bed every night when I was little after reading the book Guess How Much I Love You. If you have never read it, or you have children, then you definitely should. Like I said, I wanted something different and valentines day is about showing people you love them right? It doesn’t have to be your boyfriend, fiancé, husband etc.. it can be whoever you want it to be.

Another set for my #illustrationinspiration series;
inspired by the work of Lamai McCartan, although the colours are not exactly the same!
These were so quick and simple to do, but I’m so annoyed I smudged the colours with the top coat! 😩
And these are one of those designs that actually looks better in real life rather than through the iPhone camera, which is a shame because I love them, but not in the pics! 🖕🏼
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Yesterday was my biiiirthday!
I was going to be doing some nails for it, but couldn’t actually think of anything I wanted to do so I didn’t bother wasting my time - however my little brother got me a lovely little pressie of 4 different Essie nail varnishes so obviously I have to use them straight away!

So today I painted some cute little watermelons and leaves, inspiration from an illustration I found on Pinterest.

The base colour is ‘Lovie Dovie’ - and I love it! ✌🏼️🎀💅🏼
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