Foolproof Nail Art: Heart Accent

Since Valentine's day is approaching in the coming weeks, I thought it might be fun to try a love-themed manicure to get into the spirit of things. However, since I'm admittedly not a pro where nail-art is concerned, I thought I'd try something simple I saw on pinterest a while back - a heart accent nail. If you have a nail art pen, this is seriously the easiest thing ever.

Want to try your own? Here's what I did in a few easy steps:

1. Apply your favourite base coat. (I use one by Essie that doubles as top coat = winning). Dry.
2. Paint on your shade of choice - since it's Valentine's day, I'd recommend something pink or red (I went with Coral from Joe Fresh). Allow to dry. If needed, repeat.
3. With a nail art pen (my trusty Sally Hansen pen is my favourite), outline a heart on your ring finger and fill it in. I'll admit that I only did my right hand, although I think both would look better. Unfortunately, I am not ambidextrous enough to make a satisfactory looking heart on my left hand.
4. Once dry, apply a top coat and dry. This is a key step since otherwise the polish from the nail art pen may rub off.
5. Admire your handiwork.

If you decide to give this mani a go, I'd love to see your results! Share them with me on instagram, twitter or facebook!


Jenna said...


Elise said...

Love this idea!

Gina said...

So trying this!

A Mode World said...

Love this - perfect for v-day :) xA

Northern Style Exposure said...

love that pink!

Melissa Wright said...

So simple, but so cute!!

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