Valentine's Manicure in 5 easy steps.

February 13, 2015 1 min read

No matter who you're ready to impress this V-Day, get jiggy with this cute-as-it-is-easy Valentine's mani. This design created by one of Birchbox Soho’s resident nail artists, Arlene Hinckson, gives the traditional heart mani a discreet makeover.

Step 1

Prime your nails with a base coat of Deborah Lippmann’s Hard Rock Base & Top Coat.

base coat

Step 2

Apply two coats of LAQA & Co.’s Nail Polish in Bounty Hunter, a bright pink, to the entire nail.bright pink

Step 3

Use LAQA & Co.’s Nail Polish in Tweedledee to create what will become the center heart in the design. Position your brush on the middle-left side of your nail, then swipe it from there to tip of your nail. Repeat the same process on the opposite side, resulting in a “V” shape. Repeat with a second coat. 

center heart

Step 4

Use LAQA & Co.’s Nail Polish in BMX Bandit to paint on the final heart. Starting on the left side, closer to the tip of the nail, mimic the same heart shape design from the last step, pulling the brush to the end of the nail. Repeat on the right side, then follow with another coat.

final heart

Step 5

Finish with a top coat of Deborah Lippmann’s Hard Rock Base & Top Coat

top coat