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Talon-tastic Tuesday: Polka Hearts How To

Tuesday, February 14, 2012   |   3 comments

Last week I was working on something a little bit different for all my lovely readers: my first ever video tutorial, in which I demonstrated a couple of different techniques and tools that you could use to achieve the super simple polka heart designs from my Valentine's Day nail wheel.

Unfortunately I couldn't upload the stupid thing - insert technical difficulties notice here - but they're actually easy enough to DIY without a full-on video tutorial.

Oh, and incase you're wondering what polka hearts are, they're basically the lovechild of a polka dot and a small heart and like to hang out en masse to create a super cute repeating pattern.


1. Apply two thin, even coats of your chosen base colour.
2-3. Use a nail art pen or brush (or pick up a small amount of polish with an old ballpoint pen, toothpick, paperclip, or hairpin) to create two small dots side-by-side on the nail.
4. Create a V shape underneath the dots with your chosen tool to complete the heart, and repeat all over the nail.

Alternatively, you can create the hearts by laying down two angled lines which meet at the bottom - this little diagram created by Rebecca over at Rebecca Likes Nails explains what I mean very succinctly:

Are you wearing anything Valentine-ish on your nails today?

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