Heart Manicure

April 21, 2012

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If any of you saw one of my Instagram photos yesterday, you saw that I couldn’t decide on how I wanted to do my nails. Well, I decided that I would do this lovely manicure that I’ve been seeing around for a little while. I had already broken a nail in a sad incident where I thought I didn’t have my school ID on me (turns out I did) and so it happened to break in the shape conducive for this manicure! I cut all the rest into shape and was almost tempted to paint them a plain cherry red. Instead I went with this cute combo!

So, on my nails I’m wearing Essie’s “Walk Down the Aisle” as a base. It’s a bit of a streaky jelly white but it looks perfect in three coats. The heart is American Apparel’s “Neon Red” which is one of my current favorites in my collection right now. It’s a really pretty nearly pink shade and it’s SO bright but not overbearing. I’ll swatch it on its own soon! (I meant to last week, but let me tell you…Seche Vite + hot water equals TONS of shrinkage and wrinkles! Beware!)

To do this, all I did was paint the base and then paint the heart on with one of my small paint brushes. I think it was a 6- or 8-sized round. It was a little too large, but it’s the smallest I had. I also hope I didn’t ruin it, because it’s what I use the most for my gouache paintings! Haha.

Sorry updates have been slow! I’m trying to get so much work in as the end of the semester is approaching, as well as my sister’s wedding. So much to do!!

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Kailey April 21, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Oh my GOD this is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen! *__* Absolutely wonderful job <3


Melanie May 29, 2012 at 12:13 am

Thank you Kailey! I could see you rocking this sooooo hard. In pretty pastel colors, haha.


talktomyshoes April 22, 2012 at 12:02 am

Such a cute mani! And a great idea for my horribly bitten and out of shape nails. Bravo!


Melanie May 29, 2012 at 12:12 am

Thank youu! I feel ya…this was a good way to get my nails out of a rut that I was having, haha.


Silvia Meares April 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I love that shade. I will try out the heart manicure.

Thanks for sharing.



Jenmarie April 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

How cute! I’ve never seen this done before!


Melanie May 29, 2012 at 12:11 am

You’ve never seen this? I was thinking everyone already kenw about it and that I was so late on the bandwagon…I guess not, based on everyone’s response to it on here. Tumblr is soooo good for nail art inspiration.


PixelHazard April 30, 2012 at 1:14 am

Oh i love this! Definately trying it out when my nails are ready for something new

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Melanie May 29, 2012 at 12:10 am

I could totally see you pulling this off! If you give me a try, share some photos!


Christie (Dark Blue Stripes) May 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Cool neon nail detail.


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Melanie May 29, 2012 at 12:07 am

Thank you!


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