Tuesday, February 14, 2012

DIY Valentine's Manicure

In honor of today's holiday, I figured a nail DIY was in order. I first tried out this one from Refinery 29 but could not get it to look even remotely decent and thought the contrast of red and white hearts would get noticed at work. I've noted a couple times my love for all of the metallics out in stores right now so I decided to channel that into a DIY foil mini-heart manicure.
Materials: pencil, small piece of foil, cuticle scissors, Essie's 'Marshmallow' and topcoat nail polish

Draw small hearts by hand on the least shiny side of the foil

Using cuticle scissors, cut out miniature hearts from foil and place 'dull' side down

Use the pencil or some other small pointed object to position the heart on freshly painted white nails and finish by adding a layer of top coat
Shameless plug: Did you vote for me in J. Brand's 'Style Showdown' contest yesterday? Did you know you can do it again (and again and again) today? Please remember to let me know if you voted so I know which Shanelé follower is in the running for the $300 gift card in the event that I do win. Thank you, thank you!

10 comments:

  1. dude, i voted. and i will vote again. and i wrote my post last night and forgot today was valentines day...so....yea. i don't have super cute hearts on my nails.

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  2. So cute...happily following your blog!!

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  3. "Felices los amados y los amantes y los que pueden prescindir del amor."
    Jorge Luís Borges
    Happy Valentine's!!!


    xoxo
    http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com/

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  4. OMG This is amazing :) i love them so cute xx

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  5. such a great idea!! perfect for a day like today!

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  6. Oh you are too cute! I am sending this to my niece, she will love it.

    (p.s. I voted for you -- good luck)

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  7. supe cute - happy valentines day LOOOOOVE YOU

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  8. That's adorable! I'm a blogger too, it would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  9. This is SO fun and festive! You did such a fab job... Hope you had a happy Valentine's Day!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  10. So clever! Too bad I used up all my foil making guides for my heart shaped pancakes!

    Love from Chicago,
    Yanira
    http://manolosmanicuresthismom.blogspot.com

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