Valentine Hearts & Stripes Nails

When it comes to Valentine's day, some of us like to get all decked out in red, pink, and hearts galore, and some of us want nothing to do with it. I think I fall somewhere in between. I don't like to overdo it, but I wouldn't think of not wearing a pink or red top to celebrate a little bit. This year I thought I'd let my nails join in on the party and show a little extra Valentine's spirit. This decision has probably led me directly into the "overdoing it" category, but I'm going with it anyway!

Be forewarned that this look takes some patience, as it's very important to let each coat dry completely before moving onto the next. I started with a white base coat, then used scrapbooking tape to create the stripes using Essie's "Turquoise and Caicos". Again, I used the tape as a guide for the pink "Cute as a Button" stripes, and then drew the hearts with a toothpick and a steady hand.




What do you think? Would you paint your nails like this for Valentine's day, or are you more likely to try something a little more subtle?

4 comments:

  1. Super cute, great color choices! What do you photograph on? A green piece of paper? Nice! I do NOT have the patience for nail art. I haven't painted my nails in months!! I like a simple swipe of color :).

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    1. Thanks Lisa! That background is actually just a craft box that I happened to have at my house. I like to be resourceful :) I can only do the nail art every now and then because I don't have too much patience either. There's nothing wrong with a one color look!

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  2. Wow - yes I can see how that would take a lot of patience, but it is cute!

    Kristen

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    1. haha too much patience for my liking! Thank you Kristen!

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