Patchwork Heart Nail Art tutorial

By | July 2, 2013

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A couple of years ago, nail polish companies started to bring out ‘real’ polish strips as a convenient and no fuss, no mess way to do your nails. At first I really loved the idea and totally thought it was genius! So off I went to get myself some. OMG! Expensive much?? Initially $16.95 (now anywhere from $9.95 – $14.95 in Australia, although much cheaper online these days) for 16 strips, and considering they are one use! And as no one that I know of has 16 fingers, it’s not really cost effective!! Plus, the strips are not packaged individually – once it’s open they start to dry out and become brittle, making them useless for a full mani!

Now some companies have brought out nail stickers as a more affordable alternative. Although the quality varies greatly, they can all be used to make your mani a little more spesh. All you need is a craft hole punch and a little imagination!

What you will need:

Nail stickers or real polish strips

Hole punch

Step 1: Paint your nails with any polish you like!

Step 2: Use a hole punch to punch out your custom made shape. Oh and a little tip, all hole punchers come with a little catcher thingy. Try to get that sucker off! You will break a nail trying to get the little stickers out, and nobody wants that!

 Step 3: Using a pair of tweezers peel off the backing and place on your nail.

Step 4: Add a top coat to seal them on your nail but be aware that some top coats can make the stickers pucker a bit, so it’s a good idea to test some out beforehand….

And that is really all there is to it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!! The possibilities are literally endless!

Thanks chickies! Have fun and go wild! xx

Tammy is a nail polish addict and lover of all things that glow!! She tends to neglect her family a lot in favour of her obsession but thankfully they are so forgiving. And she believes in karma! Tammy is known on Instagram as @ohmygoshpolish, and also blogs at Oh My Gosh! Polish.

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