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How to: DIY Valentine's Day nails

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Romantic songs are playing on the radio. Storefronts glimmer with pink and red products, enticing you into the romantic spirit. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, which has you flitting around the mall seacrhing for the sexiest dress, most dazzling shoes, and perfect gift to charm your special beau!

Make sure your nails are looking sleek and prime to impress both your sweetheart and admiring onlookers as you slow-dance beneath the stars. Need ideas on creating vivacious Valentine's Day nails? Look no more.

The possibilities are endless when imagining chic and fabulous ways to jazz up your nails for the romantic date. Custom Nail Solutions President Katie Saxton shares eight flirty and fancy nail designs to five you inspirations when deciding on the perfect nails to dazzle you beau. These fun designs can be easily created on your very own set of Custom Nail Solutions nails.

Katie Saxton is the founder of Custom Nail Solutions and an expert on nail trends and beauty. Custom Nail Solutions is a revolutionary artificial nail product offering custom nails that uniquely fit only your nail beds, are reusable, chemical-free and are guaranteed to last a lifetime. You can have lovely, natural looking salon-style nails on your own schedule and in the comfort of your own home.

Blush-Worthy Bejeweled Tips
Blush-Worthy Bejeweled Tips Courtesy of Katie Saxton, President of Custom Nail Solutions, and Nail Expert

Blush-Worthy Bejeweled Tips

     Dazzle your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with a mani featuring a brilliant bejeweled French tip!  To do this mani, have on-hand pink polish, pink nail gems, and nail glue. Paint all of the nails pink and let dry, then, for the first nail, glue on the nail gems in a horizontal line at the beginning of your nail tip. Add a second row of gems above the first line, then do this gem design for the rest of the nails. This is sure to add the perfect dose of flirty fun to your Valentine’s Day dinner outfit!

Matte-ly In Love
Matte-ly In Love Courtesy of Katie Saxton, President of Custom Nail Solutions, and Nail Expert

Matte-ly In Love

     Manicures featuring matte accents are one of the biggest trends of Year 2014, and a dreamy matte French-tip mani is perfect for your Valentine’s Day dinner! Make sure to have on-hand matte polish and either pink, red, or purple polish. Paint your nails with the colored polish and let dry, and then add a swipe of matte polish across each tip.

Passionate Purple
Passionate Purple Courtesy of Katie Saxton, President of Custom Nail Solutions, and Nail Expert

Passionate Purple

     Purple polish often gets pushed aside on Valentine’s Day in favor of red and pink, but a lovely light purple mani is the perfect way to add a dose of flirty feminine fun to your Valentine’s Day look! To really catch your honey’s eyes on Valentine’s Day, choose a light purple polish with sparkles!

Charming Conversational Hearts
Charming Conversational Hearts Courtesy of Katie Saxton, President of Custom Nail Solutions, and Nail Expert

Charming Conversational Hearts

     We all love noshing on conversation hearts candy on Valentine’s Day, so celebrate this yearly tradition with a heart candy manicure! Make sure to have on-hand white polish and polishes in pastel pink, pale green, lavender, light yellow, and red hues. Paint all of the nails white and let dry, then freehand-draw hearts on the nails using the green, yellow, purple, and pink polishes. Let dry, then use a toothpick to write little words and phrases like “LOVE,” “XOXO,” “UR CUTE,” etc. using the red polish. Complete the look with a clear topcoat!

Catch My Heart Mani
Catch My Heart Mani Courtesy of Katie Saxton, President of Custom Nail Solutions, and Nail Expert

Catch My Heart Mani

     People share their hearts and feelings with their loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Celebrate this tradition with a mani featuring red hearts enclosed in little boxes! For this mani, make sure to have on-hand pink polish, red polish, and a stamp featuring crisscrossing lines with hearts in the spaces between the lines (such as  the DRK-A large stamping plate from Ninja Polish). First, paint all of your nails pink and let dry, then place red polish over the design on the stamping plate and use the nail kit’s scraper to rid the plate of excess polish. While the red polish is still wet, place the stamper over the plate so the heart and lines design transfers, then press the stamper down on each nail.  Complete the look with a glossy topcoat!

Love Lace
Love Lace Courtesy of Katie Saxton, President of Custom Nail Solutions, and Nail Expert

Love Lace

     Woo your Valentine’s Day date with a mani featuring black lace against a pink background. To do this nail style, make sure to have a lace print nail stamp, black polish, and pink polish. Paint all of your nails pink and let dry, then place black polish over the lace design on the stamping plate, and use the nail kit’s scraper to get rid of excess polish. When the black polish is still wet, place the stamper over the plate so the lace design transfers, then press the stamper down on each nail. Let dry then paint a thin black tip on each nail.  Add a glossy clear topcoat and voila! A sultry and stylish mani that will steal your Valentine’s eyes!  

Sincere Heart Silhouettes
Sincere Heart Silhouettes Courtesy of Katie Saxton, President of Custom Nail Solutions, and Nail Expert

Sincere Heart Silhouettes

     From cards to boxes of chocolate, hearts adorn everything on Valentine’s Day. Make sure your nails also show your heartfelt love! A mani featuring heart silhouettes connected by little line “vines” will add a dash of sentiment and romance to your look for the big date! Paint all of the nails light pink or lavender and let dry, then, using a toothpick, draw little swooping line “vines” with little hearts on the ends. This romantic and sentimental manicure will surely capture your honey’s heart at your Valentine’s Day dinner!

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