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A simple red and pink nail design you can rock for the month of love

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...

Create this red and pink Valentine's Day nail design in 5 basic steps

These nails are a fashion-forward way to celebrate Valentine's Day without having to suddenly become a nail art expert.

Nail design tutorial

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

Step 1: Gather materials

Create this red and pink Valentine's Day nail design in 5 basic steps
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  • OPI Color So Hot It Berns
  • OPI Black Onyx
  • Essie Knockout Pout
  • Scotch tape

Step 2: Choose your base color

Create this red and pink Valentine's Day nail design in 5 basic steps
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Start with a base coat — we chose pink.

Step 3: Create your lines

Create this red and pink Valentine's Day nail design in 5 basic steps
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Place a piece of tape diagonally across each nail, making sure to press down firmly.

Create this red and pink Valentine's Day nail design in 5 basic steps
Image: Kara Endres/SheKnows

Step 4: Paint your second coat

Create this red and pink Valentine's Day nail design in 5 basic steps
Image: Kara Endres/SheKnows

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

Step 5: Paint nail tips black

Create this red and pink Valentine's Day nail design in 5 basic steps
Image: Kara Endres/SheKnows

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.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Create this red and pink Valentine's Day nail design in 5 basic steps
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