Negative Space Heart Nail Art

nail art I rarely do nail art tutorials because it's just a hobby I enjoy and I am by no means a nail technician but when I post my photos on Instagram people always request the 'how to' so here's my latest creation followed by a step-by-step guide on how to recreate it!

You will need:

  • Painters Tape
  • Heart hole punch
  • Dotting Tool
  • Tweezers
  • Base Coat & Top Coat
  • Color of your choice (I used Sittin' Pretty by Essie)
  • 2 accent colors of your choice (I used white & silver)

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Start with your base coat.  Cut out the hearts that you will place on the accent nails of your choice.  Doing this after painting the base coat gives adequate time to dry before applying the heart cut outs.


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Apply the hearts to all nails you wish to be accented.  Quickly paint two coats over the taped hearts.  By the time you finish the last nail (I did 4 total between both hands), it will be time to carefully remove the heart on the first nail painted.  Use the tweezer and carefully remove the tape.

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Don't worry if you make a little mistake, you can usually correct it later with the dots or immediately with your dotting tool.

While that dries paint all of your other nails.

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Take your dotting tool into your first color and outline the heart.  I left spaces in between each white dot so I could go back with silver in between.

On all other nails I used the dotting tool to put one silver dot center in the base of each nail to bring the look together.

Take it from me and allow the silver adequate time to dry before applying a generous layer of your quick dry top coat.

nail art finished

That's it!  You should have a lovely design to enjoy for at least 7 days.

Thanks for stopping by and if you would like to share your recreations with me on Instagram, use #bobbypinsandblush

How To Beautifully Store Your Nail Polishes

image So as you can see my nail polish collection has gotten a little out of hand and my excuse is that by NOT having proper storage to house all my little darlings, I end up purchasing the same or similar colors all the time. My mission was to find a pretty way to store them so I could access them easily and see what shades I had too much or not enough of (if I'm honest, even the shades I don't like I have too many). Plus I had this huge blank space in my new bathroom that was just perfect for my vision.


After hours searching on I finally came across the vendor I wanted to order from however I didn't see any unit capable of holding 200+ polishes. I reached out to Dan & Cara at Fox Claws about possibly custom making a system for me. To my surprise I was replied to almost immediately with a hopeful answer. Long story short Dan built a mock up for me to approve and once I gave the ok, the work began! It's been a month since I placed my order and when the shelves arrived today I knew what tonight's project was going to be.

Each was carefully wrapped with painted screws included so all I needed was a pencil, level and a screw driver. image

image image I measured 17cm in between but if you hang something like this I would suggest 14cm instead. All the shelves took me less than 5 min to hang but nearly an hour to organize. image Fox Claws promised the shelves would hold 200 polishes and I nearly panicked when I counted a total of 266. Luckily they all fit but there is not one space for a new shade unless I get rid of a few to make room - weep.

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out and I would highly recommend Fox Claws because of their fantastic customer service and impeccable craftsmanship. There isn't another vendor on Etsy offering this quality at a reasonable price and let's be real... In the long run spending $100 to store my polishes efficiently will likely prevent me from future overspending on shades that I don't need! I consider it a act of frugalness on my part frankly.