Tutorial: Valentine's Day Nails

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I know it's a little premature to be talking about Valentine's day right now, but I just couldn't resist showing you guys this nail tutorial I came up with earlier today... while procrastinating my gigantic paper.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED 
- A Valentine's Day-esque colored nail polish (I used 'Big Apple Red'. My 2nd choice would have been 'Meep Meep Meep'. Both are by OPI and are pictured below)
- A white nail art polish (if you don't have one of these a thin paintbrush will also work)

DIRECTIONS
1. Paint your nails with the base color you selected.
2. Using the white nail art polish, paint a small V anywhere on your nail.
3. Go over the V shape as many times as you need to, expanding the edges a little more with each stroke (keep in mind, the more nail polish you apply, the bigger the heart will get). I wanted to keep mine small, so I only went over them just once or twice more. The part you want to focus on the most is filling in the inside of the V (just a little bit!) to make it look more like a heart.
4. Repeat as needed.

*TIP: for the smaller hearts, the original two strokes you used to make the V will suffice. Going over them too many times may mess them up.

15 comments

Girlie Blogger said...

Awww. A sweet message on your nails. So cute.

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Natasha said...

Thanks for the comment. I love these pretty nails. They're gorgeous. :D

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genevieve said...

Love love LOVE this idea! I can't believe Valentines Day is so soon!

Audrey said...

super cute!! x www.casualglamorous.com

Mugdha said...

These are too cute! P.S. I am all in favor of knee-high socks with boots from your last post! They'd look great on you too!

Street Lily said...

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Street Lily said...

Love this!! And you re blog is super cute! Gonna have to follow... :)

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Becca and Derek said...

NOT premature. So cute. Doing it this weekend! :)

Lisa H. said...

That is so adorable! I want to try this for Valentines day :)

Thanks!

-Lisa
Thelovelymemoir.blogspot.com

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

This is such a great idea and something that looks easy enough for me to try.

Justine said...

totally sweet

Justine

mr & mrs guevara said...

wow, I have always been intimidated by doing designs on my nails..but this one looks fun and simple enough :) thanks for the great idea!

Elle said...

Love the idea!

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| C AND C | Sarmin said...

This is too cute! It looks super easy, I am gonna try this, but yeah I lack certain "artist" talent.

xo SARMIN

smk053078 said...

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