Today we're going to do something fun! I have a tutorial for some super easy Valentines nail art.
- Acetone or Polish Remover, a small glass dish, and nail wipes for clean up.
- Red (or Pink) and White Nail Polish
- Dotting Tools
- Toothpicks or a Small Nail Art Brush
- Scrap Piece of Paper
- Top Coat
Step One: Nail Prep
Step Two: Gather Supplies
If you don't have a dotting tool, a great substitute that most women have at home is a bobby pin. Just straighten the pin, or cut it in half, for the perfect dotting tool to use with your art.
Place a drop of white polish onto a scrap piece of paper, and dip your dotting tool into it, covering about half of the ball.
Step Three: Place the First Dot
Place one dot of white polish slightly to the left of center on your nail.
Step Four: Place the Second Dot
Dip your tool into the white polish again, and place a second dot of paint directly to the right of your first dot.
Step Five: Place a Third Dot
Once again, dip your tool in the white polish, and place a third dot centered under the first two dots of polish.
You should now have something that resembles a Mickey Mouse head.
Step Six: Connect the Dots
Use a toothpick or a thin nail art brush to fill in the gaps on the side of your heart, and to pull the bottom dot down into a point.
Step Seven: Top Coat
Allow to dry for a few minutes, and then paint with a top coat to protect your hand painted art.
Once you get the basics of hand painting hearts down, try making them larger or smaller by using different sized dotting tools, or try painting more than one on each nail for a fun and funky heart/polka-dot pattern!