Growing up, conversation hearts were the staple candy that always got passed out in class on Valentine's Day. I'm more of a chocolate girl myself, but in general I love all candy (except black licorice). So, the Valentine holiday would not be complete without some conversation heart nails.
Bundle Monster has this cute stamp design with a ton of conversation hearts. Originally, I was going to do a reverse stamp of that for the ring finger, so the words on the hearts would be red like on the actual candy. But the polish colors I used weren't opaque enough, so the red just looked like giant blotches, and I had to scratch that idea. Instead I just used a dotting tool to create mini hearts, but if you have good pastel stamping polish, I highly recommend using the plate design (BM-H16).
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - White On
- Revlon - Bubbly
- Ulta - Sun-Sational
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Green With Envy
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Breezy Blue
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Lacey Lilac
- Wet n Wild - Red Red
- Base and top coats
- Bundle Monster stamping plate - BM-H16 (single conversation heart)
- Rubber stamper
- Dotting tool
- Makeup sponge
This was my first attempt at a rainbow gradient. It was a little harder to go over more than once than a two color gradient, but overall I like how it turned out. To create this look:
- Apply a white base color
- Use a wet makeup sponge to add a rainbow gradient to the index, pinky, and thumb. I did it at a slight angle so the rainbow would be diagonal across the nail.
- Use the reverse stamping method to make a decal of the conversation heart for the middle finger. Stamp in pink, then fill in the empty space with red polish.
- Use a dotting tool (or a nail art brush) to paint mini hearts in all colors on the ring finger.