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A nail design for women who just aren't that into Valentine's Day

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...

An anti-Valentine's Day nail design inspired by candy hearts

Some of us love the sweet, pastel-colored candy hearts and everything the day stands for... and some of us don't!

This nail design is a snarky take on candy hearts for women who want to take a stand against the Hallmark holiday.

Supplies:

  • Essie's Borrowed and Blue
  • Essie's Blanco
  • OPI's Color So Hot It Berns
  • Sephora by OPI's Matte Coat
  • Julep's Blake
  • Julep's Carrie
  • SquareHue's Ocean Drive
  • Small paint brush

An anti-Valentine's Day nail design inspired by candy hearts
Image: Kara Endres/SheKnows

Instructions:

Step 1: Base coat

An anti-Valentine's Day nail design inspired by candy hearts
Image: Kara Endres/SheKnows

Begin with a base coat of one pastel color per finger.

Step 2: Messages

An anti-Valentine's Day nail design inspired by candy hearts
Image: Kara Endres/SheKnows

Using the small paint brush and the red polish, paint a few mean sayings on each nail — make sure it's related to love!

Step 3: Matte coat

An anti-Valentine's Day nail design inspired by candy hearts
Image: Kara Endres/SheKnows

Let it dry and finish with a matte top coat to give it the candy effect.

Before you go, check out our Valentine's Day nails slideshow below.

An anti-Valentine's Day nail design inspired by candy hearts
Image: Marienails/Instagram
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