DIY Heart Nail

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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!

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Ashley's Journey In Life says · 02.14.12

great idea!!! 😀

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Denise says · 02.09.16

How did she get it on her nail? Just transfer from tissue?

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bnfunky says · 02.14.12

This is SO cute!!

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ruzy says · 02.14.12

ahhh, looks so pretty 🙂

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Mrs. Baker says · 02.14.12 Reply
Ashlee says · 02.14.12

very pretty, Kate!

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Jen says · 02.14.12

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

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Debbie says · 02.14.12

You are so cute, feel better soon 🙂

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Julie says · 02.14.12

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

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Chrissy says · 02.14.12

Very cute! Hope you feel better soon!

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Naomi says · 02.14.12

Did my nails in Essie’s Flirt last night 🙂

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Lisa says · 02.14.12

Adorable!!! Happy Valentines day:)

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Anonymous says · 02.14.12

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

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Marielle says · 02.14.12

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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Jodi says · 02.14.12

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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Anonymous says · 02.14.12

Very Cute!

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Elizabeth Benfield says · 02.14.12

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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Diana says · 02.14.12

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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LaynahRose says · 02.14.12

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

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Pamela says · 02.14.12

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

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Pamela says · 02.14.12

Feel better soon!

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Kim says · 02.14.12

I like the heart! Very festive!

Kim
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Lindsay [Bella Cene'] says · 02.15.12

Oh my gosh that is adorable! I love it!

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Kelly says · 02.15.12

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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Shannon says · 02.15.12

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Ami says · 02.15.12

Great idea 🙂

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Bonbonroz says · 02.15.12

Very sweet 🙂 And congrats for winning with your moodboard!

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thats what we said says · 02.15.12

Such a cute idea! Love this 🙂

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Dani says · 02.15.12

Love this! I did V-Day nail art on my blog too 🙂

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Anonymous says · 02.15.12

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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Anonymous says · 02.15.12

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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Krissie says · 02.16.12

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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gremelis says · 02.18.12

You always have great ideas keep up the good work!

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gremelis says · 02.18.12

You always have great ideas keep up the good work!

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Amber says · 02.19.12

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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Anonymous says · 02.20.12

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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Harpers-shadow says · 02.24.12

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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