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I’ve never been big on the idea of celebrating Valentine’s Day. But I think girly nails in pinks and reds are always fun. So whether you’re celebrating the day of love or not, this little nail tutorial certainly adds a special touch to any regular manicure.

What you’ll need:

– fine glitter (mine is from a crafts supply store)

– 3 shades of nail polish

– tape & scissors

– toothpicks

– a top coat

**a small brush, a piece of paper (not pictured)

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1. start out with 2 coats of a basic pink or red. (I used Dior 659 “Lucky”)

2. cut the tape into thin strips.

3. stick the tape to the nail, creating diagonal lines.

4. apply a coat of the lighter shade of polish (I used O.P.I. “pink-o de gallo”) between the strips of tape & add glitter onto the wet polish with a small brush.

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5. carefully remove the tape.

6. place a drop of the darker shade (I used O.P.I. “royal rajah ruby”) of nail polish onto a piece of paper & dip the tip of the toothpick in it.

7. form the shape of a small heart on the corner of the nail using the toothpick, finish with a top coat.

  1. I never have the patience for this kind of thing. I always love pretty nails but I go crazy trying to make it perfect and then 2-3 days it starts to chip!


  2. OOPS accidentally pasted the last blogger I was looking at and not mine!! haha, what an amateur!


  3. This is definitely the perfect Valentine’s Day nails!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  4. Sparkle says:

    How pretty!:) Gonna try it on myself this afternoon!

    Thanks for sharing xoxo

  5. Andrea says:

    These nails are so pretty!! Love the idea eventhough I probably wouldn’t have the patience to do it myself. :)
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  6. Jule says:

    Toller Tipp, das werde ich auch mal testen. Merci dafür :)

  7. Anita says:

    wow, I could never do that, it looks sooo lovely! great done!
    xxx Anita

  8. Sarah says:

    Absolutely cute and great that it’s somewhat wearable (I work somewhere conservative and can’t wear too extravagant “nail designs”) – I will try this at home just w/o the heart (think that’s too much for my work place) and hopefully it will turn out just as nice.

    Love, S.

  9. Patricia says:

    Looks really cute, I think I’m gonna try this mani for Valentine’s Day! :)


  10. GawgusThings says:

    I absolutely love Valentine’s Day!! These nails will be perfect :)

    Emma x

  11. Ana says:

    This is such a sweet and simple nail tutorial. I love that the design is subtle enough and only on one nail so that it’s not overbearing and it makes it really wearable even beyond Valentine’s Day! :)

  12. Love that combination!! I have a very similar Essie Nail polish (the hot pink one!) and might take a try on this!

    How do you get these ideas? So cute!


  13. Anna says:

    Those Dior shades are gorgeous, first the lipstick and now the nail polish! Maybe I should watch out for them (or something similar anyways).

  14. MadameGreen says:

    how cuuuuute is that, pls??
    amazing <3

  15. Carolin. says:

    It would be such a nice idea to try this out with a good friend :)
    Nevertheless it is way too complicated for me since I am not able to paint my nails succesfully :D

  16. Sandy says:

    Ich habs eigentlich auch nicht so mit dem Valentinstag aber die Nägel sehen wirklich toll aus :)
    Der Farbe des Dior Nagellacks ist auch richtig schön

  17. Anca says:

    I love this! You are so creative! I think I will give this a try even though I’m not huge on Valentine’s day it seems too cure to pass up!

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