February 14, 2012

DIY Heart Nail

Well, it's valentines day. And I'm sick at home with a cold. 

So I thought I would paint a heart on my nail. 

My nails are Shellac-ed with Romanitque by CND.

*pardon my dry hands. It's winter.

Grab a pink polish, like Flirt (how appropriate) by Essie, and a few toothpicks.

Dip a toothpick in the polish and begin outlining the heart. "Pull" the polish toward the center of the heart by dragging your toothpick inward. Don't worry if it's uneven--you can add a drop of fresh polish right on top of the center to smooth it out at the end. 


(I'm showing this on a tissue but you do this on your actual nail)


*less is more here. You can always add more color, but its hard to work with big globs of color.



 Use a clean toothpick to push in any color that seeps out. Less is more! 




Once the heart is absolutely completely dry, coat with a layer of top coat. 

Happy Valentines Day!


37 comments:

  1. so sweet :)

    http://babybakerlove.blogspot.com

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  2. Adorable!!! I might just try this tonight, better late than never! (And I love the color!)

    patientnkind.blogspot.com

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  3. You are so cute, feel better soon :)

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  4. Very cute! ( you need some baby oil on those dry winter hands, works great)

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  5. Very cute! Hope you feel better soon!

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  6. Did my nails in Essie's Flirt last night :)

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  7. Adorable!!! Happy Valentines day:)

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  8. So cute!! Does polish remover damage the shellac manicure?

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  9. The lip butters are definitely amazing. If you order from Ulta.com they have a huge selection of colors. I have a darker skintone so my favorites are fig jam, red velvet and candy apple.

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  10. Very cute, I am going to try this and I know my daughter will definately try!

    Feel better and Happy Valentines Day

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  11. this is so cute. im gonna give a try when i get home. thanks for the step by step and feel better!!!

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  12. Weren't you one of the three who won the mood board thingy?
    https://apps.facebook.com/offerpop/Contest.psp?c=69661&u=5261&a=177914495580579&p=248182141646&rest=0&v=Results&utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=c1efdfe216-zoya_announce_02-2012&utm_medium=email
    Congrats!

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  13. The heart is so cute !!! You know.... I am a nurse and battle dry hands, cuticles and nails year round. Mine look exactly like your (or worse) year round from all the harsh cleansers and multiple hand washing. I swear by Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Cream. I use it nightly faithfully and massage a dab into each finger. It's this nice peachy smell and color... wonderful stuff !!! Then I use... are you ready... foot cream on my hands. Yes, that really thick stuff that is meant to soften your feet. It works so amazing on my hands at night ! Love your ideas.

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  14. this. is. so. clever.
    i love your shellac, too.

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  15. Very cool idea! I have shellac french mani - woud look great with a little red heart!

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  16. I like the heart! Very festive!

    Kim
    specedteacherk.blogspot.com

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  17. I did the same thing the other day. I used a piece of tape to make a stencil. Just fold the tape in half sticky side out, cut your heart, stick to your nail, paint and remove. Much easier. :)

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  18. I like her Facebook page (:
    Shinashimizu@gmail.com

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  19. Very sweet :) And congrats for winning with your moodboard!

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  20. Love this! I did V-Day nail art on my blog too :-)

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  21. So sweet and easy! I'm going through a cold right now too. We had an easy going, stay home night for V day because of it. It was nice tho!!
    -Amy-

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  22. Thank you for such a cute idea! While I was waiting on my husband so we could go out to dinner, I ran into the bathroom and did this to my ring fingernail. So cute!

    Nikki

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  23. I voted for your nail polish color in the Zoya + Birchbox Custom Polish Sweepstakes and yesterday I got an e-mail saying you WON!!! am I right? YEA!!! Congratulations! I cant wait to buy it!

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  24. You always have great ideas keep up the good work!

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  25. You always have great ideas keep up the good work!

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  26. I get my nails shellac-ed and I can't find the right color at my salon. Did you buy your polish somewhere or have it done in the salon?

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  27. Where can you go to get your nails shellaced, and what is the process? I have short fingernails so i didnt know ifit could be done...

    Sam

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  28. I love this post! I thought it was so cute/easy!! I posted the link to it on Instyles FB page because they were asking thoughts on nail art. Hope you don't mind! Just thought other people should check it out!

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