DIY Pink Hearts Nails // Valentine’s Day Nail Art Manicure

pink heart nails  for  valentines day

I wanted something festive and fun and feminine for Valentine’s Day and even though red is the official Valentine’s Day color, it can also look very Christmassy to me. And since Christmas was just a few months ago, I thought I’d go with pinks. I originally planned on doing a pink French manicure but last minute I randomly created these easy little half-hearts which make me smile every time I look down – and kind of remind me of when I was about 13. But regardless, 35 going on 13 just for a few days never hurt anybody, right?

pink nail polishes for vday

Here’s what I used:

* 3 coats of OPI ~ Pinking of You
* A very old watermelon pink Wet ‘n’ Wild {remains one of my favorite pinks} Essie ~ Watermelon is pretty close.
* Sephora OPI ~ Traffic-Stopper Copper

valentines day heart  nails manicure

And here’s how I did it:

* You’re basically making an X but very close together. Make your second mark a bit shorter than your first to give your hearts some depth.

* I added glitter to the hearts on my ring fingers but all of them glittered up would be fun as well.

heart nails with copper  glitter

Happy Hearting!

pink heart nails with glitter

valentines day pink heart nails


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Jo G - Musings and Delights

    February 13, 2012 |

    Wow great job! I think I would make a mess of those hearts, but ill give it a shot!

  • Jola

    February 13, 2012 |

    Looks beautiful! I’ve been trying to do hearts for ages but it just won’t turn out the way I want. Maybe I should give it another chance?

  • Me

    February 13, 2012 |

    I’m totally doing this one!

    PS I think you’re fabulous.

  • H*

    February 13, 2012 |

    Oh! you’re an artist!!!!! I have a newborn so I don’t think I will do it, but I would love to

  • Chelsea

    February 13, 2012 |

    This is an awesome idea! I will definitely be trying it out!!

    Chelsea (

  • Megan

    February 13, 2012 |

    Love, love, love this idea! I’m going to emulate it for my Valentine’s Date with my husband tomorrow.

    PS – I’m 35 going on 13 everyday. xoxo

  • Schnelle

    February 13, 2012 |

    Your nails look so cute! I did tiny mint hearts with light pink nails. I’ll have to post pics.

  • Lexy of BeautyFash

    February 13, 2012 |


  • House of Avandan

    February 13, 2012 |
  • mouse

    February 13, 2012 |

    such an adorable idea!

  • Carsedra

    February 13, 2012 |
  • Kellie

    February 13, 2012 |

    Great idea! I wish my nails were as pretty as yours though! Mine only seem to look half way decent w/ a french mani. Otherwise they look odd shaped. I don’t get it… 🙂

  • {andthisiswhatshesaid}

    February 13, 2012 |


  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    February 13, 2012 |

    SO cute!!! totally gonna have to try this mani!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    February 13, 2012 |

    Such a great idea!

  • Meredith Schwab

    February 13, 2012 |

    EEEK! I can’t tell you how long I was looking for a tasteful and pretty Valentines Day DIY manicure tutorial for me readers ( today! And then your DIY just popped up in my inbox like ‘oh hi, you needed a manicure tutorial? Here ya go.”
    Your manicure is GORGEOUS! Sharing it on my blog, and boosting your craftiness! Thank you!

  • Lindsay [Bella Cene']

    February 13, 2012 |

    Adorable!! And actually a lot easier than I was expecting!

  • Olga

    February 13, 2012 |

    Just tried this! Not as good as yours, but still cute !!

  • Andrea Clare

    February 14, 2012 |

    love the gold on the ring fingers, adds so much!!

  • patty and lo

    February 14, 2012 |

    I love nail art and these could not be cuter…what a great idea! I’m jealous, might need to try them out!

  • METROX LOVES YOU the blog.

    February 14, 2012 |

    Oh my! It’s super cute!!! Love your amazing blog and just can’t stop reading! We’d love to read more, so, following for sure!! 😉 Oh and FYI, we have a Val’s Day special DIY tutorial on our new blogpost. We hope you could drop by if you have time! 😉 HAPPY VAL’S DAY gorgeous!!

    MLU the blog.

  • Audrey

    February 14, 2012 |

    Sooo cute! I did this with dark red hearts, and on the ring fingers the opposite with light pink hearts over red. But please still post your original French manicure idea. I have yet to find a method that works well for me.

  • Ice Creem Dreem

    February 14, 2012 |

    Love! Did my own twist on it here 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.


  • MJ

    February 14, 2012 |

    So cute!! I wish I had enough time to do this today. Will definitely do this next year.

  • Jani

    February 15, 2012 |

    Adorable and seems pretty simple to do myself! Love that you added a little glitter on your ring finger, very cute.

    Hope you had a fabulous vday!

  • Katherine

    February 18, 2012 |

    Did this today. Wow, much easier than I would have thought. Mine didn’t turn out nearly as cute as yours though. Thanks for such a great tip!

  • Tisha Loves Smokey Eyes

    February 20, 2012 |

    This looks so easy and gorgeous! I love anything with hearts and these nails are to die for!

  • Tracy @ Daily Deal Blog

    February 25, 2012 |

    So pretty and elegant! I’ m planning to use different nail polish color for my heart nail art.

  • Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

    February 10, 2014 |

    This is absolutely adorable! Definitely going to have to try – though I doubt mine will come out half as well!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  • Allison

    February 11, 2014 |

    I will be trying this on my nails for Valentine’s Day! So cute and a great day to get away with doing fun nail art. I will also be including some statement jewelry to go along with my look! I can’t wait!