Heart Nail Art

2 Flares 2 Flares ×

Even with an exhausting weekend full of moving and getting settled into our new place {pics coming soon}, I somehow managed to get a little time to do my nails {you can see more of my recent nail art here and here}. Since it’s February now, I went with the obviously choice of hearts. I decided to merge my last 2 attempts into one, use tape to make a stencil and use the gold sharpie!

Nail Art Supplies:

Nail Polish
Top coat
Sharpie {or another polish color}
Masking Tape
Scissors

IMG_1641

First pant your nails then wait for them to dry {I always run them under a little cold water to help speed up the drying process}

IMG_1633

I went with a barbie pink color….it’s one of my faves

Cut out a heart stencil {fold tape in half and cut a half heart}. This took several tries. Originally I wanted to do the heart on my ring finger, but I couldn’t cut out a small enough heart, so the thumb it is!

IMG_1632

my inability to cut out a small heart would have absolutely nothing to do with the wine pictured in this photo…. 😉

Apply the stencil to desired fingernail.

IMG_1644

Fill in the stenciled area with Sharpie! For some reason I could not get the Sharpie to color in evenly. I think next time I would go with using second polish color to fill in the heart…

IMG_1645

Pull off the tape.

IMG_1651

The Sharpie gave it a vintagey gold look…kind of cool… yes, no, kinda, sorta?

Allow to dry and then paint over with top coat. Instead of doing regular brush strokes I dabbed on the top coat so the Sharpie wouldn’t smear {or you could just wait longer for it to dry}

IMG_1665

And there you go. Heart nails 🙂 I actually got a couple compliments on it.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
2 Flares Pin It Share 0 Twitter 1 Facebook 0 Google+ 1 2 Flares ×

Leave a Reply