I Love my Nails

What better way than to express your heart this Valentines month than adding a little glam heart to your nails. Here are two, short DIY tutorials on how to show your nails some love:

BEAUTY TOOLS:
Toothpick, polish, a piece of paper or foil

SETTING THE CANVAS:
Pour out a little polish on your piece of paper/tin foil. Wait for 60 seconds for the nail polish puddle to thicken a bit this will make application easier.

STEP 1: Dip the toothpick in the nail polish and make a dot on your nail.
STEP 2: Make a second dot next to that.
STEP 3: Take the toothpick tip and drag one of the dots down at a 45 degree angle.
STEP 4: Drag the other dot also down at a 45 degree angle to meet the other side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLITTER HEART

BEAUTY TOOLS:
Time, your beautiful manicured nails, metallic nail polish, glitter nail polish washi tape and a pair of scissors.

SETTING THE CANVAS:
You will need to prepare your washi tape. Cut a large enough piece out of it and fold it in half.

STEP 1: Place the open ends of the washi tape on your pointer finger.
STEP 2: Cut out a half heart that is a little less than half the width of your nail.
STEP 3: Gently peel your washi tape open to see the full heart.
STEP 4: Place it on the nail and press the edges to ensure the tape is set to the nail.
STEP 5: Paint the metallic coat first and then add a layer of glitter polish.
STEP 6: Peel your tape off slowly while the metallic and glitter polishes are still wet.
STEP 7:  Add a top coat once the glitter heart has dried.

 

SOURCES:

http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/02/i-heartchoo/
http://thebeautydepartment.com/2013/01/mani-monday-washi-tape-glitter-heart/