Thursday, 6 February 2014

Heart Tips

Hello everyone!

Today I have a Valentine's Day inspired manicure for you!
I saw this design a lot in the past few months, but I myself saw it first at Nails by Drinkcitra and ever since I saw it there, I've been wanting to do it myself.

Now, as you may have noticed, I've changed my nail shape! Yes, goodbye square nails and hello almond shape! This heart tips design is just perfect for almond nails and for Valentine's Day, so this was the perfect occasion to try it out!

One of my nails (of my right hand fortunately) had ripped (but was not yet broken off completely, of you know what I mean) and I took the occasion to create the almond shape on it to see how it looked on me. And boy, does it look gorgeous or what?! I'm suuuper happy with this new shape, I feel very elegant :)

The colours I used here are:
847 - Deborah Milano
Caught on the Red Carpet - Catrice

First, I painted my nails with two coats of 847. This polish is just perfect application wise - absolutely flawless. This is really a great nude polish! Here are some swatches:

This polish can be a bit tricky though: it dries rather quickly, so you have to make sure to apply the first layer quickly, and if you make a mistake you shouldn't try to fix it immediately because then part of the polish will already be dry then and you get ugle bumps. Rather, wait and apply a second coat to fix the mistake.

But, once you get the hang of it, application goes really smooth!

I applied two coats in the pictures here and the polish is flawless - no visible nail line and great colour. Unfortunately, this colour is a bit too beige and yellowish for my skin tone I think, but I do still like it a lot!

After that, I just drew a heart shape with a small brush and my red polish, and filled it in. I adore Caught on the Red Carpet, it's such a chique colour.

And that's it really! Easy nail art for Valentine's Day :)

I might do this design again in the coming week, because I'm not entirely happy with the colours I chose - the nude is, as I said, a bit too beige for me I think. So maybe this design would look better on top of naked nails (so without polish), of maybe with a very soft pink colour.

I'm normally not a big fan of Valentine's Day and all the hassle that comes with it, but I do love making nail art with hearts :) So prepare yourself for a lot more Valentine's Day themed nail art in the coming week! :)


  1. This is perfect for Valentines Day! Your new nail shape looks great too! :)

    1. Thank you! Yes, I'm super happy with the new shape! :)

  2. What a cute design, perfect ones for your nail shape!

  3. This looks gorgeous, the new nail shape is too! 847 is beautiful, but I agree it would look good with naked/sheer nails too :)

    1. Thank you! IIm so over the moon with my nail shape :)

  4. Wow, LOVE the new nails shape!!! I think almond is so trendy and glamorous and suits you so well and this nail art is just perfect for the new nail shape!

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, almond is definitely very glamorous! Thanks for answering my question about your nail shape by the way - your answer and seeing how gorgeous your nail shape looked convinced me to just go for it and choose almond! :)


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