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:
File and shape your nails into a natural square or rounded shape.
Apply a base coat. Try JINsoon Power Coat:
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.)
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.
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.
Finish with a high-shine top coat. Try JINsoon Top Gloss:
And you’re done!
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