Monday, February 11, 2013

Easy peasy Valentine's Day nail art

As we know, I'm rubbish at nail art and the most advanced technique I've mastered is dots.  I know.  I'm technically challenged in the nail art department but that doesn't stop me from trying.  I blogged about dotting tools I bought on Ebay last year but when I was in Penneys last weekend, I found a dual ended dotting tool on the Essence stand!  So everyone can go out and get one for €2.39 I think it was and get dotting up a storm on your nails!

I wanted to try something Valentine-y this weekend and this is what I came up with.  All you need is your dotting tool, a white nail polish and a red polish and that's it.  If you want to place your products in a bundle of plastic hearts you picked up in Dealz, then have at it.


I didn't have a white polish in my stash so picked this one up from Color Club in the chemist beside work, called French Tip.  This was €6 and I was surprised that it was fully opaque with two coats as white polishes can be a pain in the hoop when it comes to streaks.  Delighted with this purchase so I am!


Now, let me show you the method I used for making my little love hearts.  And yes, I do hold my breath when I'm doing this on the nails.  I was ready to faint at the end of the whole thing but it was totally worth it.  Anyways, I apply a blob of polish onto a piece of paper.  Then using my dotting tool, I put a little dot of polish wherever I want the heart to be.  Holding my breath, I apply another dot beside the first dot, letting them overlap a little bit as if one is making a Venn Diagram.  I breathe for a little second, then get a tiny bit more polish and holding my breath again, I pull the polish down into a little point, creating the bottom of the heart.


Repeat this method as many times as your lungs will allow and before you pass out.  You'll be purple but you'll have nails like these!





This really is an easy little bit of nail art and if you don't want all of your nails looking like a deck of cards, then feel free to paint them all red and maybe do this on an accent nail.  The nice thing about the Essence dotting tool is that there's a larger end and a smaller end, so you can make differently sized love hearts.  If you go wrong, it's no biggie, just use the smaller end to correct your mistake.


Happy Valentine's Day!

22 comments:

  1. adorable :) I ordered some dotting tools today so can't wait until I can have a go at this!

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    1. Thanks E, I wish I was more gifted in the nailular artular department but alas, dots it is

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  3. This is lovely and it looks so easy to do! :)

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  4. Oh Im gonna try the hearts if I get a chance, looks so easy, Il prob be holding my breath too lol! x

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    1. I needed a sit down after the whole thing!

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  5. Thats really cute! Love the dotting tool too! :) i was in pennies today and didnt see it! Ill have to go back and have a good look! :)

    Aisling
    http://killernailss.blogspot.ie/

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    1. I got mine in the Penneys in Mary Street in town a couple of weeks ago if that helps

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  6. So cute <3

    http://sunniewrites.blogspot.com

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Great 4 v-day!!! <3

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  8. So pretty Karen! I just dont have the patience for the aul nail art at all! Looks so lovely though. Xx

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  9. oooh, your nails are super cute!! I'll be trying out this method for hearts when I do my Valentine's nails tomorrow.

    Where abouts is this chemist that sells Colour Club? The only time I ever come across Colour Club is in TK Maxx, but I'm never feeling the full sets they sell there. Would love to buy some individual polishes!

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  10. These are super nice. I love this nail art and it is not hard though. I’m going to try.

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  11. Haaa this is awesome, my sister will love it.

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  12. My daughter found this, she loves paining her nails, she has said she is going to try this.

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  13. What a fab idea these are so lovely, my little gril hs just started painting her nails and she will tatally love this thanks.

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