February 14, 2013

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. - Valentine's Mani

First things first...happy LOVE day, y'all!! 

You should all be WELL aware of the fact that today's project is nothing short of something Valentine's Day related. I mean, hello? Do you know me?! 

You should also know that this is BY FAR one of the simplest "projects" I've done, to date. Besides my awkward looking fingers (let's just say I'll never be a hand model...), this is quite possibly my favorite pin to recreate. 

Pink. Nail polish. Hearts.
Need I say more?!

What you'll need:

*previously painted & thoroughly dried nails in whatever base color you prefer. (I chose Essie "Mod Square")
*painters tape
*another nail polish contrasting from your base color. (I chose white.)
*a top coat...nothing short of Essie "Good to Go". I SWEAR by this stuff. 5 minute dry-time...TOPS!

1. Tear off a piece of painters tape.
2. Fold it in half, careful to not seal the end pieces.
3. Cut out a half-heart along the fold line. Remember when we learned how to do this in, ohhh, say 1st grade?!
4. Un-fold/un-stick your piece of painters tape and make sure your heart is the correct size/shape.

5. Wrap your heart template around whichever nail you'd like to paint. Make sure all edges are sealed to see that no nail polish leaks through.
6. Apply white polish to heart template. (You'll probably need at least 2 coats.)

Peel your tape off and...


Simply adorable, right?!

I'm so festive...I know.

Happy Valentine's Day lovers!! Don't forget to tell someone you love 'em today!
What'd you make this week?! Link up, y'all!


  1. Love it! I am going to have to try this one :) Happy Valentines Day!

  2. I just painted my nails that same color last night, and I almost did this, but chickend out! Ha! I love the idea, and it does look super easy and your nails look so nice :) Happy Valentines Day!!

  3. Oh man there are my fingers all loud and proud up there ;) It really is so easy huh? Everyone kept saying I could never do that but really ANYONE can do it! Love it girl, Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

  4. I just did my nails like this last night! I'm sharing mine on the blog tomorrow. I wish I would have read your post before though b/c I used the sticky part of a post it for my heart and it didn't work as well!

  5. super cute :)
    and im linking up this week :)

  6. That is such a good idea! Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. so cute!!! I love it! :) Love that pink polish, pinks are by far my favorite nail color. :)

  8. So freakin' cute!!!

  9. So cute!!! I have this same top coat and I have so many problems with it chipping. Do you? Maybe it is my base coat, if you don't have the same problems.

  10. omfg.

    let me just tell you the temper tantrum that ensued from me drawing a heart on my finger for v-day the other night----refer to instagram. YOURS IS SO FREAKING GOOD I COULD SCREAM!!!

    i used this dang nail art pen thing an couldnt draw it, then i tried making kurt draw it and it was a big old mess LOL

    love this and love YOU!
    Happy Valentine's Day to my sweet sexy Texas lovah!! to you AND beau!!


  11. I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo doing this!

  12. I love that we both had the same idea of Valentine's Day manicures and we essentially did the exact same thing but they're so different!

    Don't worry, I'll never be a hand model either. ;)

  13. This is so awesome! I'll have to try it out!

    -Haley @ A Long Distance Love

  14. So cute, I love the color combo you chose. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

  15. What a clever idea how to make the heart!! I loved Sami's mani when I saw it on IG too! :)

    Hoping to link-up when I get home from work today! My post won't post form my phone...boo!!

  16. Looks so cute! I saw this on Sami's blog and I tried to do it and it was a total fail! Mostly because I just wasn't skilled enough to cut the heart in the tape. So then I tried to do a glitter line on my nails and THAT was a fail too. I realized this is why I pay people to paint my nails for me. LOL! Happy Valentine's Day!

  17. CUTE mani! It turned out so good!

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  19. How cool! This is so simple too, but I've never think about doing it!


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