How to Do a Heart Burst Manicure
You’ll need a minimum of three colors. I chose a nude, pink and purple.
Step One After filing nails and waiting for your base coat to dry, paint one to two coats of your lightest color. Wait at least 30 minutes for the polish to dry. I like to wait an hour to remain on the safe side
Step Two Apply tape. I used striping tape, you can use trimmed Scotch tape. You’ll need four pieces for every nail.
Step Three Alternating every other space, paint the triangles your second color.
Step Four Wait at least 10 to 20 minutes before removing the tape. You’ll be left with this design, which is actually pretty cool.
Step Five To create the hearts, I used the back end of a paintbrush to create two small dots. You can also use a straight pin, bobby pin or dotting tool.
Step Six Create a V-shape underneath the two dots and fill in the center.
Step Seven Wait for the hearts to dry and then apply a topcoat to seal in your design. Use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to clean up the cuticles.