Step 1: Paint nails a solid color. I used Revlon "Valentine". (I thought it was fitting)
Step 2: fold masking tape in half and cut out a heart shape. There may be a better type of tape to use, but this is all I had on hand.
Step 3: Place tape on nail. Make sure it is pressed down firmly so the polish won't seep underneath.
Step 4: Paint another color over the tape. I used white.
Here is what you will end up with!
Step 5: Repeat on the other nails. I cut out a smaller heart for all the other fingernails and just used the big heart for the thumbs.
Overall this method worked alright. I found that if I let the polish set for about 15 seconds before peeling the tape off it was smoother. I wanted to try another method on my daughter, so I just used a toothpick. Here is how I did her nails:
Step 1: Paint nails a solid color. I used Revlon Plum Seduction.
Dip a toothpick into another color of polish. I used Revlon Lilac Pastelle.
Gently apply polish to nails in a heart shape.
I think the stencil method turned out a little better, but the toothpick method was definitely the easier option. I think next time I will just get one of those nail polish pens that make it easy to draw shapes! But if you don't want to spend the extra money this is a decent option.
I love Valentine's Day and it was fun painting nails with my little Valentine!
What do you think?
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