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This Week’s Nails – Valentine Hearts

This season’s nail trend is all about the pale, milky, off-white nudes. It can be quite a hard colour to wear so I wanted to experiment a bit by combining this look with something a little more seasonal. Seeing as Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I thought some heart detailing and a red shade would go down a treat!


For this look, I used a thin nail brush, my nail tip stickers and two shades of nail varnish; Barry M’s Gelly Hi-Shine Paint in Blood Orange (I wore this colour on my wedding day too!) and Color Club’s Mod in Manhatten.


I began with two coats of the creamy white shade which I really liked. I began by thinking this look wasn’t that wearable but it looks so clean and fresh it is in fact perfect for spring!


I painted my ring fingers red then used my nail top stickers to add a thin red tip to the white nails.

I used my nail brush to freehand two little white hearts on one of my fingers. There are various heart-painting tutorials online but I went for the method of drawing two circles then pulling down with the nail brush to create the point of the heart. I didn’t even attempt this on my right hand though as it took a very steady hand!


This is a very wearable, romantic manicure and an easy way to have a go at this season’s ‘pale nail’ trend…one I will definitely be trying out again.



About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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