photos and post by Kristin Ess

So Valentine’s Day has come and gone… but it’s never too late to learn how to do this! We got a lot of emails after Valentine’s Day asking how to make a heart on your nails. Love is a year ’round thing so here we go:

TOOLS: Toothpick, polish, a piece of paper or foil.

PREP: Pour a little puddle of polish on a piece of paper or tin foil. (Don’t use the quick-dry polishes because they get really sticky really fast.) Let the puddle sit for one minute to thicken up just a little. That will make it easier to work with.

  1. Using your toothpick dipped in polish, make a dot on your nail.
  2. Make a second dot next to that.
  3. Using your toothpick tip, drag one of the dots down at a 45 degree angle.
  4. Drag the other dot down at a 45 degree angle to meet the other side. VOILA!

What else do you want to learn as far as nail art goes?