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Photo tutorial: Floating hearts nail design

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

Sweet heart pattern for your nails

Inspired by a look from Rachel Antonoff's 2014 spring fashion line, light and dark blue alternate in a floating heart pattern.

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Rachel Antonoff's spring 2014 line,
Photo credit: Rachel Antonoff

Floating hearts nail design


  • Essie's After School Boy Blazer
  • Essie's Borrowed and Blue
  • Dotting tool

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Begin with a base coat of navy on three nails and light blue on two.



Using the dotting tool, make two dots near each other that will make up the top of the heart.

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Drag some paint down to make the heart's point. Use light blue over the navy, and vice versa. Make more hearts on all the nails, a few on each nail.

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To get the nail design right, make them look like they're floating away in the wind (not a perfectly symmetrical heart). Let dry and finish with a top coat.

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