‘Love You’ Nails for Valentine’s Day ~ or Wedding Manicure

pink love nails with crystals  - wedding valentines day nails

Inspired by Valentine’s Day and my engagement ring, I created a soft pink manicure with silver hearts and crystals that spells out ‘LOVE YOU’ when held next to each other. What’s great though is that from far away, it just looks pretty and sparkly, but those close enough to you will get the message.

It’s not a difficult manicure, but it does take patience and a steady hand. Longer nails work a bit better for it as well so you get a little more “canvas” to work with. {NOTE: these nails were not easy to photograph together. I got the best results shooting a single hand with my iPhone ~ which is basically to explain that they look even better in person ;}

Also note: it’s been 4 days and my manicure is still going strong. However, If you constantly have your hands in water, It may not last as long.

Here’s What I Used…

pure ice tickle me pink nail polish

* Soft pink nail polish {or any color you like} I used Pure Ice “Tickle Me Pink”
* Various sized nail art crystals: I used 2 small hearts, 2 large hearts {from a NailRocKits}, dots & baguettes
* Nail art tweezers
* Seche Vite fast dry top coat

Here’s How I did it…

Give yourself two coats of polish and let dry. If you have a thicker polish that is more opaque or matte, you can get away with one coat. But this is a somewhat transparent polish and I didn’t want my nail to show through.

love you nail art crystals

Get your crystals ready by spelling out LOVE YOU or whatever phrase you wish to use with your various shapes so it’s easy to re-create on your nails. Take into consideration the size of your nails as well.

pink crystal love you valentines day nails

Prep one nail at a time by applying one last thin layer of pink polish…

love you valentine's day nails pink crystals

And while it’s still wet, carefully place your crystals on your nails with your nail art tweezers. Be careful not to move your hand too much while it’s still setting or your design will shift.

pink nails with crystal heart wedding manicure

My thumbs were the cutest <3

Do each nail individually, then wait for one entire hand to set and add your fast drying top coat to really set the stones in place.

 

And… Voila!

Love nails

love you pink nails with crystals

pink nails with crystal hearts

pink nails with crystals

Love Nails- 'for vday

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Have Fun!

* Find all my nail art tutorials here
* Find all my Valentine’s Day Nails here

 

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

2 Comments

  • Guest

    February 10, 2014 | Reply

    ‘LOVE’LY…………..Looks fairly easy, no need to be an expert artist, etc. Thanks, Maegan. Now I’ll look (your link) for the various nail crystals! I like all of the variations. Have a nice week. Always thinking of you………positive wishes going your way!

    • Maegan Tintari

      February 10, 2014 | Reply

      You are always so sweet…. thank you so much :) Have a great day! xo

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