Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weekend Nails: Heart Overload Nail Design

I feel like i haven't done much freehand nail arts...for the temptation to do a quick professional looking nails by water decal was so strong that i barely touched my nail art stuff.

It's almost Valentines so i decided to do a Valentines nail art & i have to say that i think i'm already out of touch because it took me 40 minutes to do my right hand. Feels like my left hand are shaking too much that i can't quite hold my brush steady. My left hand nail design looks good, but the right hand nails look like a disaster! hahaha!

This is my Valentine's nail design..
I call it Heart Overload because obviously it screams L-O-V-E!

Let's start with the materials you'll be needing first. I made this tutorial ahead of time so you'll notice that the ring fingernail is different.

  • base/top coat
  • red polish
  • white polish
  • detailing brush 
  • dotting tool - smallest tip
  • steady hand - important! hahahaha
  • nail art pen (red & white) - this is if you are not used to painting by brush
1. After base coat,apply the white polish as your base color.

2. Using the red polish, apply a strip of it on the upper half of the nails like so.

3. Then take a deep breath, relax & steady your hands in order to do step 1 & 2 & also A & B.hehehe

Feel free to click the pic for a larger view.
Step 1 & 2 - Make half heart shapes using the opposite color, then fill it in. In this case, i did the white hearts first on the red background.
Step A & B - Same with step 1 & 2, Do the remaining half hearts, following the shape that you did at with the white hearts.

Make sure that the line is straight in the middle of the hearts, that's why i said you need a steady hand. You can also use a nail art pen to make this design.

4. Then add another heart at the top & bottom sides of the white & red polish, together with some dots to finish it off. I'm sorry i wasn't able to take a pic when i added the hearts & dots because i did this last night. But just follow this close up picture so that you'll know what i'm talking about. Try to have 4 hearts on each nails so that you'll be able to have an equal number of dots on sides as well.

5. Make sure that you finish it off with a top coat for you don't want to ruin this very cute nail design!

There ya go!
I did this last night & i'm confident that this nail design would last until Valentines day because i'm using my trusted Nail Pleasure Top Coat.

Hope you all will have a good weekend!

Jaa ne~!


xoladiihoneyxo said...

super gorgeous! I'll tweet this blog post, I wish I can save it under favorite blog posts... if that's even possible like youtube. hehe. I wish you could do my nails

-AnGiEpInK- said...

OMG!!..Gorgeous hun.. I love it.. Love the colors combination that you use..

Isabel said...

woah.. just.. woah lol you have really steady hands. my hearts would look like blobs

Ida said...

Ang pretty naman. :) So cute to wear on Valentine's day.

Pammy said...

Cute! Perfect for Valentine's indeed! :P

Madz said...

I love your creativity Thia, but how do you find the time to do all of this? :)

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donnarence said...

ang cute jem perfect for vday!!! :D

Cris said...

These are so pretty & very appropriate :D. Lovely :).

Michelle said...

Ohmygoodness! You're sooo good at these!!

Shane G. said...

soo cute! i wish i can do that w/my nails.

She Nailed It said...

The nails are so adorable! :)

AskMeWhats said...

Very intricate and super pretty :D

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