How to: Easy Heart Nails

February has arrived toting roses, candy, hearts, and other symbols of love along with it. For some, it’s a perfect time to express their love to someone special and for others it’s an annoying reminder of how lonely they feel.  Whether you’re celebrating with your true love or spending your night with a pint of ice cream and some movies, there’s no reason you shouldn’t wear a cute mani, right?

These are the nails I created for Valentine’s Day. They were quick and easy and I absolutely adore them.

Gold sparkly nails with magenta hearts

I used 3 polishes besides a base coat and top coat.
OPI Glitzerland, Piggy Polish Strong Like Jazz, and Julep Vivien
I used Glitzerland as the base color. It’s a shimmery light gold.
Then I layered Vivien over top. Vivien is a sheer shimmery gold polish with some big chunky gold glitter. It paired perfectly with Glitzerland.
When it came time to make the hearts, I took a dotting tool and dipped it into Strong Like Jazz.  I used the dotting tool to form  small hearts. It was incredibly easy. If you’re recreating this mani and don’t have a dotting tool you can use almost anything with a point, such as: a sewing pin, a bobby pin (straightened out), a pencil tip, etc. 
For the thumb, I painted a a big heart with the brush the polish came with. 
For a more simple version, here’s the mani with just the thumb heart and small hearts on the ring finger:
Both versions are girly and fun. I could literally wear this mani on my nails everyday and be happy.
Let me know if you try it!

Ashley

Ashley is a twenty-something California girl, who loves writing, photography, shopping, drawing, and testing beauty products. She lives with her boyfriend, Mark, and their pet bunny, Peaches.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15473567682827563651 Katie Clarke

    awww this is so pretty! the best valentines nails I have seen :) new follower! would love if you popped over to my blog and follow back if you like it :)

    katie xxx

    katieclarkemakeup.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12526305083976657917 Ashley F

      Thank you so much! I’ll check out your blog :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01368745670670114082 lovenailpolish

    I love this! : ) I love manicures with glitter, hearts and Valentines nails so this is a triple threat!