How to make a heart on your nails in a few easy steps

14 Jul

I am so in love with all the latest nail art I have come across, it’s such a sensation across beauty blogs and all over the web. I have always done polka dots and have mastered the easiest way to do so.  I am not artsy at all, so getting perfect polka dots every time is an amazing feat.  I used to use a toothpick until I discovered my favorite polka dot making tool at a craft store  years ago and I still use the same tool now. The tool is known in the scrapbooking world as a stylus or embossing tool and they’re very reasonably priced, $2-$4 at Michaels, Jo-ann or any craft store. I prefer the dual tipped kind, so I can choose the size of my polka dots. This whole polka dot obsession has led me to include heart designs in my nail art.  I came across a tutorial a few months ago that showed how to create a heart by connecting 3 dots. you’ll see just how simple it is in the pictures below

Stylus tool $2.10 at stuff4scrapbooking.

Heart in a few easy steps.

1. start with one dot

2. make another dot directly beside it

3.make a third dot under the first two, directly in the middle, this will be the bottom of your heart.

4 connect the three dots into a heart shape.

5. give your design plenty of time to dry before applying your topcoat.

                                                                                                                                                     My tool

I prefer to put a small amount of polish onto a post it and dip my tool into that instead of into the bottle.

My latest heart nail art. Mint polish topped with a cherry red heart!

13 Responses to “How to make a heart on your nails in a few easy steps”

  1. iwtkangaroo July 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Leave the <3!

  2. Adventures in Polishland July 14, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    so cute! I love it!

  3. amaliqbal July 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    That is so cute! Thanks for the tip! Dress making pins work well too!

  4. Becky July 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    I have this tool for scrapbooking, I’ll have to try it thanks!

  5. mammarob July 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    love, love, love this!! Can’t wait to try it out!

  6. Short Stack August 24, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    I still suck at fashion and makeup especially, but one thing I know how to do is nails, so I love your nail posts. This heart looks so simple and cute, I can’t wait to try it! And some other designs or trends you’ve posted (neon outline, or that neat pink to orange fade) i’m looking forward to experiment to as well =D.

  7. Monica Paulette February 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    I did my daughter’s nails yesterday with pink and red hearts:) Thanks for the tips!

  8. Krista February 11, 2021 at 9:39 pm #

    So cute!


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