BEAUTY, CRAFT & DIY

DIY: Hearty nail art for Valentine’s Day

12th February 2013

DIY Valentine's Day Nail Art STYLE SLICKER 1

DIY Valentine's Day Nail Art STYLE SLICKER 2

DIY Valentine's Day Nail Art STYLE SLICKER 3

DIY Valentine's Day Nail Art STYLE SLICKER 4

I can’t praise enough of youngest sister’s (May of Red Velvet London) pair of dancer’s hands and super strong-shellac-like nails, un-like mine, they needed care and a few pumpful of collegen…a lot of it.  May is now officially my hand model (out of convenience, hehe) for all hand and beauty features, only if I book her in advance, she’s a busy fierce Dragon, if you know what I mean.  We both came up with an idea doing a simple DIY nail art for my Valentine’s Day post, two-tone hearts seems to be the most basic of all choices we’ve listed.

I’ve used: Nails Inc ‘The Boltons’ red for the base, OPI ‘A Grape Fit’ lilac, and ‘Elephantastic Pink’ pink for the two tone hearts, and toothpicks.

1. Apply 2 coats of Nails Inc red.  2. Dip the toothpick in OPI pink and paint a half ‘V’ in the center of your nail.  3.  Finish the other half ‘V’ in OPI lilac.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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  • Shini 12th February 2013 at 18:47

    She has like, the prettiest hands I’ve seen man

  • Miu Miu Kwok 12th February 2013 at 18:59

    <3 <3 <3

  • Supreme 12th February 2013 at 19:09

    This is such a pretty DIY post, thanks for sharing it with us <3

  • Alice 12th February 2013 at 19:37

    These are fantastic!

  • Apple Choi 12th February 2013 at 21:10

    Beautifully photographed as always >.-

  • Candy Candy 12th February 2013 at 21:28

    I’ve waited ages for your next DIY post, I’m thrilled it’s nail art ready on time for V Day.

  • Jonelle 12th February 2013 at 21:30

    Not the greatest fan OPI nail varnish products, the consistency is too runny for my liking. Nails Inc, Estee Lauder and Chanel are the best.

  • Terence 12th February 2013 at 21:31

    Love this post.

  • Rainmermaid 12th February 2013 at 21:51

    Your diy post definitely cheered me up. xox

  • Yvonne 12th February 2013 at 21:55

    Great use of dried petals as prop for your beauty shots.
    The red is stunning.

  • Sara 12th February 2013 at 22:02

    That colour…… loves it. xo

  • Ingrida van der Hagen 12th February 2013 at 22:13

    Owww, I love this post.

  • Olga K 12th February 2013 at 22:14

    This is a fab post, Kit. Would do you paint my nails at my wedding?

  • Jazzy Thomas 12th February 2013 at 22:16

    Love.

  • Happyj 12th February 2013 at 22:17

    Love the lilac and pink combo.

  • Brand Box Shoes 12th February 2013 at 22:18

    Happy Valentines Day Kit. x

  • Winnie 12th February 2013 at 22:28

    Always beautifully shot Kit! I love the colour of that lilac OPI polish.

  • Louise 12th February 2013 at 23:27

    OPI rocks!

  • E 12th February 2013 at 23:29

    Congrats to your sister, wow she has a blog too!

  • Florence Shah-Mathaway 12th February 2013 at 23:30

    Oh I can’t wait to do this, thanks for posting.

  • Telma 13th February 2013 at 00:50

    Hope your sister gets paid for this :p

  • HFD 13th February 2013 at 00:53

    I heart this post.
    Your sister indeed has dancer’s hands. Beautiful.

  • Jen Li 13th February 2013 at 02:45

    美甲 Love!

  • thecitygourmand 13th February 2013 at 03:29

    Knowing me, I do not have the time nor patience to do this, but it looks GORGEOUS!

  • Sarah Lise 13th February 2013 at 12:36

    You have saved my life, I will work on it tonight.

  • Yasmin 13th February 2013 at 17:48

    Love the last pic.

  • Donna Berger 13th February 2013 at 19:20

    I have shaky hands, I would need to grab an extra pair of hands to paint hearts on it.
    Love your photography btw.

  • Mandy 13th February 2013 at 20:24

    Love this Kit.

  • Annabel Chung 13th February 2013 at 20:25

    I’m feeling hearty too.

  • Chocolate Emily 13th February 2013 at 20:26

    My hands needs little work, they feel rusty and itchy.

  • Théa Unknown 15th February 2013 at 17:29

    Nice nailart!

    xx
    Théa