DIY Heart Manicure

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DIY Heart Manicure |

I love painting my nails myself, so I'm always looking for easy ways to make my home manicures a little more special. What's more special than hearts? Here's a super easy way to customize a plain manicure for Valentine's Day, or any other day when you want to some cute little hearts on your nails.
Here's what you'll need:
DIY Heart Manicure |

  • Light colored base coat of nail polish. I used Sally Hansen Shell We Dance
  • Contrasting accent color. I used this deep purple/almost black from Crabtree and Evelyn called Eggplant
  • Clear top coat
  • Washi tape
  • Wax paper
  • Heart hole punch

Start with 2 coats of the base color and let dry.

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Lay some strips of washi tape onto a small piece of wax paper. Punch out one or two hearts per piece of tape. Here's a little trick if your punch is getting stuck on the paper: double a piece of scrap paper and lay it under the tape/wax paper while you punch to get cleaner edges.

DIY Heart Manicure |

Pull the tape up from the wax paper and center the heart over the nail. Make sure the edges of the heart are stuck down. Paint over the heart area with the accent polish and then carefully pull up the tape while it's still wet.

DIY Heart Manicure | DIY Heart Manicure |

Continue on the other nails. Finish off with a coat or two of clear top coat once the hearts have dried.

DIY Heart Manicure |

Enjoy your new nails! Let's put hearts on everything, mmkay?


  1. Oh boy do I LOVE this!! Must do this on my lady fingers asap :)

  2. Thanks, Rachel! You should totally try it! It would look so good in your signature red. ;)

  3. Oh hi! My name is Nour and just saw myself here and I must say I love the nail art! I love this style, simple but cute!! :) I'll be here more often! <3

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