Shredded Heart Nails – Valentine’s Day Manicure

by Hair Romance · 6 comments

in My Nails,Nail Art

Nail Romance - Shredded Hearts Valentines Day Mani

This quick and easy heart nail art is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Using washi tape, a Japanese masking tape that isn’t too sticky, you can cut any shape to create your own nail art.

I know it’s predictable, but these hearts are still cute for Valentine’s Day. Using a shredded or crackle polish keeps them from being too sickly sweet.

Nail Tutorial: Shredded Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Nail Romance - Shredded Hearts Valentines Day Nails Tutorial

  • I’ve started with this pink-red ombre manicure, but pick your favorite shade for your base color. It’s best to let your polish dry for at least 15 minutes before applying the tape.
  • Next take a small piece of washi tape, fold it in half and cut a small heart that fits your nail.
  • Place the washi tape on your nail and press down to ensure a smooth edge.
  • Paint a thin coat of your shredded polish. I used Maybelline Silver Stunner Shredded Topcoat. Only use one thin coat to make the most of the shredded effect. If you paint this polish too thick you won’t see the full effect.
  • Remove the tape before the polish dries to ensure you get a clean edge to your heart.

Nail Romance - Shredded Hearts Valentines Day Manicure

How will you wear your nails for Valentine’s Day?

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Amy February 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Great tip. Where do you get washi tape from?

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Hair Romance February 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

Thanks Amy! You can find washi tape at stationery stores and online at http://www.tabletonic.com.au/washi-tape-new/

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Kendra February 13, 2013 at 1:55 am

Great idea! I need to get some of that Maybelline polish.

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Hair Romance February 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

Thanks Kendra x

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Sara-May February 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I’m loving the Color Show polishes (although I haven’t tried the shredded polish). I’m going to have to try and track down some washi tape now, I want to try this sort of cut-out mani!
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Hair Romance February 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Thanks lovely! The washi tape make it really easy and less risk of damaging your base coat than other tape. Can’t wait to try some other shapes too

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