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Photo tutorial: Anti-Valentine's Day 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...

An ironic twist on the iconic candy

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

An anti-v-day nail design


  • 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-v-day nail design



Base coat

An anti-v-day nail design

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



An anti-v-day nail design

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


Matte coat

An anti-v-day nail design

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

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