Sweetheart Nail Art Set hearts a-flutter with this Valentine’s Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

Heart manicure tutorial Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

Of course Jin Soon Choi would come up with the most adorable and totally chic nail art idea for Valentine’s Day. (The celeb manicurist’s long list of clients includes Lady Gaga, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington, Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and numerous others.) Even if you swear you’re over nail art, you’ve gotta make an exception for her three-colour mash-up of tone-on-tone hearts. SO much more sophisticated than what’s clogging up my Pinterest feed this month.

You can get the look with Jin’s own nail polishes from her JINsoon line, or choose colours of your own—this would also look fantastic in purples. Here are her step-by-step instructions:

Step 1

File and shape your nails into a natural square or rounded shape.

Step 2

Heart manicure tutorial step 2 Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

Apply a base coat. Try JINsoon Power Coat:

JINsoon Power Coat Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

Step 3

Heart manicure tutorial step 3 Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

Apply a pink shade on the entire nail bed. (Jin used a new shade called Dolly Pink that will be out in late February with her spring 2014 collection, but you can also try Muse, a sheer pink.)

Step 4

Heart manicure tutorial step 4 Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

Apply JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Coral Peony on one side of the nail, covering about 3/4′s of the nail bed and ending in a subtle curve to create half of the heart shape. Repeat on the other side, taking special care to intersect the two sides at the centre of the nail.

JINsoon Coral Peony Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

Step 5

Heart manicure tutorial step 5 Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

Apply JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Coquette (red) on one side of the nail, covering about half of the nail bed and ending in the same subtle curve as you did when applying the Coral Peony. Repeat on the other side, again taking special care to intersect the two sides at the centre of the nail.

JINsoon Coquette Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

Step 6

Heart manicure tutorial step 6 Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

Finish with a high-shine top coat. Try JINsoon Top Gloss:

JINsoon Top Gloss Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

And you’re done!

Heart manicure tutorial final Set hearts a flutter with this Valentines Day manicure from celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi

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2 Comments

Lauren
Monday, February 10/2014 at 2:47 am

Cute!

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LayLow
Monday, February 10/2014 at 7:34 pm

Fun and sweet!

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