Valentine's Day Polish Post: Nude Nails with Pink and Red Hearts

Polish Post: Valentine's Day Nude Nails with Pink and Red Hearts

I haven't done a Polish Post in a while. It's not that I haven't been painting my nails (it is a Monday night ritual after all), it's just that I haven't done any designs or nail art, aside from glitter gradients (I blame the lack of commercial holidays in January). Since Valentine's Day is upon us, I really wanted to paint hearts on my nails. Also, I was a couple hours too early for Katrina's super simple heart decal nail tutorial.

Polish Post: Valentine's Day Nude Nails with Pink and Red Hearts

Feeling ambitious? Gather up your favorite red and pink polishes and a nice nude for the background, and let's get started:
Polish Post: Valentine's Day Nude Nails with Pink and Red Hearts
  1. Paint two coats of a nude polish shade and let dry.
  2. On either side of the nail, paint a single stroke starting at the middle and ending at the tip, carefully rounding it into a curve before finishing the stroke in a straight line. Repeat on the other side of the nail, making sure they meet at a point in the middle. This will be the top of the heart. It doesn't have to be perfect--you'll make the pointed bottoms for the hearts in the next step. They'll look like little tulip shapes. Let dry.
  3. To define the hearts, use the nude polish to paint over the shapes you already created. Hold the brush at a diagonal angle, and starting from the outside in, paint a thin layer over the side of the red/pink tulip shape ending at the middle of the tip. Repeat on the other side of the nail so that they meet at a point.
  4. If the reds and pink are still showing through the nude layer you just painted on the sides, paint another thin coat of nude polish on the sides of the nail.
  5. Let dry and finish with a top coat.
Here are the polishes I used:
Polishes : "O Boy" nude (c/o Pop Beauty) | "Thanks So Muchness" deep red shimmer (Alice in Wonderland x O.P.I.) | "Rose" deep watermelon pink (Julep) | "Woodstock" matte bright pink (discontinued; Urban Decay) | "Scam" pink shimmer (discontinued; Hard Candy)

*Julep's "Rose" is actually a deep pink/red, but photographs bright red in my photos for some reason. It looks like this in person.

Polish Post: Valentine's Day Nude Nails with Pink and Red Hearts

What's on your nails right now?
Anything Valentine's Day themed?


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