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August 5, 2011

Another precious little job, I started with a 2 coat base of Color Club Vintage Couture which is simply dah-ling as pink’s go; not obnoxious but not easily washed out either, probably goes well with afternoon tea.  Then used a dotting tool and some Essie Trombone to add some little hearts on the nails.  If you haven’t figured out hearts yet skip to the bottom and there’s a pic there to explain it.

Color Club Vintage Couture

Essie Trombone

heart nails

Don’t mind the scary naked nail (the flash and weird color setting totally didn’t help)…  Start with your dotting tool and drop two heavy dots next to each other (like you see in the left corner of the nail).  You want to be pretty generous with the polish, but not so much that it runs — you just need enough to draw more of it down it a second.  After you’ve got the dots, start with one side and start pulling the polish down to a point near the middle of the dots (right side), then pull the other side down.  You’ll probably have to dance your dotting tool around the edges of the heart to smooth out irregular bits, but that’s why you loaded on so much polish, so you’re good!

nail art heart how to

3 Responses

  1. Olivia C. says:

    Cute! Thanks for showing how to do the hearts! I want to try that now!

  2. Meg @ Kitschy Suburbia says:

    This is too cute!!

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