Happy Valentine's Day! Zoya Pixie Dust Heart Nail Art!

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Happy Valentine's Day, lovelies!  Will you all be mine?!  While I dislike Valentine's Day, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to festively paint my nails.  Especially because I had the most amazing idea!!!

That idea, Zoya Pixie Dust Hearts!  That's right, hearts!!  Remember my Zoya Pixie Dust Stars that I loved so much?  The manicure that still to this day is my favorite manicure?  Well at the same time that I purchased my star hole punch, I purchased a heart one.  After the star manicure was such a success, I have been wanting to recreate it with hearts for so long, but never actually did it.  Valentine's Day seemed like the perfect opportunity, so I grabbed my painters tape, hole punch, Pixie Dusts, and got to work!  

What has been created is now my second favorite manicure!  I am beyond in love with the end result.  I was a bit iffy when I was punching out the designs that it was going to work and was thinking of abandoning the idea, but I'm so happy I stuck with it!

Enough babbling, let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Base
    • OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Wall
  • Purple
    • Zoya - Stevie
    • Zoya - Carter
  • Pink
    • Zoya - Miranda
    • Zoya - Arabella
Ahhh I'm so happy with how they turned out!  Trust me, the look is not that hard to achieve!  I first started off with a base coat of My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  Originally, I was going to do a light pink base, but I decided to stick with the same base as the stars, mainly because I knew it worked out.  Plus, I give myself at least two hours of dry time on the base before I add the design, so I didn't want to have to start all over after waiting for so long if it looked awful.  It probably would have been just as gorgeous.

The day before I actually painted the design, I created my little templates with painters tape and my hole punch.  I cut ten pieces of tape and stuck them to a piece of parchment paper.  Then I punched at least 12 hearts into the tape (four down the center then four on each side).  I do twelve because sometimes I found myself slipping up and the hearts were too close or too far apart.  Doing 12 and only having about 9 on the nail ends up giving me a bit of wiggle room.

When my base was 100% dry, I peeled the tape off the parchment then stuck a piece on my nail.  You want to make sure your nail is completely dry because it is of the utmost importance that the tape is really secured on the nail with no open areas.  If it's not, then your design will become smeared and muddled.

I then took a make up sponge and painted my pink or purple gradient then dabbed it on the nail.  I did this twice then immediately removed the tape.  I then took a toothpick and cleaned up around my cuticle and made some of the points on the hearts a little clearer.  If your base isn't completely dry, there would be no way to clean up the actual hearts without damaging the base.  





I wanted my hearts to shine so I added some top coat, but you could go without if you want.  Trust me, these Zoya's are just as gorgeous and sparkly without a top coat.  That's what makes the Pixie Dusts so amazing.  I also stuck with the pinks and purples instead of doing the rainbow skittles like I did with the stars since it is Valentine's Day.  These are the perfect Valentine's Day Pixies!

Do you love them?  Which do you prefer, the hearts or the stars?

I hope you all have a great Valentine's Day!  Remember though, we should show our love and appreciation for those in our lives every day and not just today.  :)

Until next time, <3.

**The Zoya Pixie Dust polishes were provided by Zoya for promotional purposes.  I purchased the OPI.  Please see my disclosure policy**

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