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by Sam Biddle

This statement nail with a textured element is a subtle way of celebrating St Valentine’s Day.

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© 2018 Helena Biggs / Arcturus Publishing · Reproduced with permission. · Eye-Catching and Stylish Designs by Salon Professionals
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  • How to paint an embellished nail manicure. Red Velvet Heart Nails - Step 1
    Step 1

    Apply a base coat to the nails, followed by one coat of nude or pale pink polish on all the nails except for the ring fingers.

  • How to paint an embellished nail manicure. Red Velvet Heart Nails - Step 2
    Step 2

    With a thin brush and white polish, create a white tip on the nails in French manicure style. On the ring fingers, apply two coats of white polish to the
    whole nail. Apply top coat to all the nails. When the ring fingers are dry, lightly buff the surface to create a matte finish. Do not buff the other fingernails.

  • How to paint an embellished nail manicure. Red Velvet Heart Nails - Step 3
    Step 3

    On the ring fingers, draw a heart design on the white polish using pencil. The pencil marks can be erased if you make a mistake.

  • How to paint an embellished nail manicure. Red Velvet Heart Nails - Step 4
    Step 4

    Dip a thin brush in red polish and fill in the heart shape.

  • How to paint an embellished nail manicure. Red Velvet Heart Nails - Step 5
    Step 5

    Enhance the shape by outlining it using black water-based nail paint or polish.

  • How to paint an embellished nail manicure. Red Velvet Heart Nails - Step 6
    Step 6

    Allow the nails to dry fully and apply a layer of clear top coat to all of them.

  • How to paint an embellished nail manicure. Red Velvet Heart Nails - Step 7
    Step 7

    When the ring fingernails are dry, use a brush to apply another layer of top
    coat to the heart shape only. Sprinkle red velvet over these nails while they
    are wet.

  • How to paint an embellished nail manicure. Red Velvet Heart Nails - Step 8
    Step 8

    Leave the ring fingernails to dry for 30 seconds before removing any excess
    velvet with a fan brush.

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