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A pretty in red and pink nail design tutorial

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...

Red, pink and chic

Inspired by the draped red and pink top with black shorts look from Christian Dior's spring 2013 line, these nails are a fashion-forward way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Nail design tutorial
Red and pink Valentine's Day nail design

Follow these easy steps to create this nail design at home. Here is what you'll need.

Valentine's Day nail design


Gather materials

  • OPI Color So Hot It Berns
  • OPI Black Onyx
  • Essie Knockout Pout
  • Scotch tape

Valentine's Day nail design


Choose your base color

Start with a base coat — we chose pink.

Valentine's Day nail design


Create your lines

Place a piece of tape diagonally across each nail, making sure to press down firmly.

Valentine's Day nail design


Paint your second coat

Paint a coat of red over the area not taped off and let dry.

Valentine's Day nail design


Paint nail tips black

Gently peel off tape. Paint a line of black on the tips. You can do this by hand or tape it off. Follow with a top coat.

Valentine's Day nail design

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