Monday, January 28, 2013

Candy Conversation Hearts Tutorial

 The popular candy hearts image plate is back around! The first manicure I did like this (here) is well circulated on Pinterest and I often get questions on how to recreate it. So I'm visiting it again and I made sure to take pictures along the way to share with you.

Here are 2 different collage images that you can click on to enlarge and see each step, but I'll also outline it.
1. Base polish is China Glaze Agent Lavender, 2 coats.
2. Then I used the Nail Art Diva "From the Heart 1" image plate to stamp the various heart shapes. This plate is no longer available on Amazon, but here is a link to "From the Heart 2" which will give you a similar outcome. I used the following polishes: China Glaze Lemon Fizz, Spontaneous, Dance Baby, Re-fresh Mint, Color Club Get a Clue, & Essence Bad Girl.
3. As you can see it is difficult to get a solid heart to transfer. The outline is at least defined, so then I took a small nail art brush and filled in the hearts with polish.
4. I applied a coat of Seche Vite topcoat to thoroughly dry all of the layers, so that I could stamp again without smudging all of the hard work up to now.
5. Then I used Nail Art Diva Heartfelt Red to stamp the different quotes. I sort of like that the wording doesn't transfer perfectly clean.... Because the real conversation hearts are actually like that too!
6. Finished it off with a matte topcoat to give it the chalky appearance. I used Essie Matte About You.

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24 comments:

  1. Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial...wish I had those stamping plates. lol. :)

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  2. cute >.<
    I can use this for my valentine day ^^

    thank you for the tutorial :)

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  3. this is adorable! and i love how you made this version matte

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  4. WOW. Seriously, these are too fabulous for words. So adorable, so perfectly done. I love!!

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  5. Oh my giddy aunt, this is fabulous! So perfect with a matte top coat :)

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  6. Ah. I remember your first post with these hearts and I was DYING to do the same thing...however I never bought the plate since then, LOL. Definitely putting this in my nail to-do list for the future. I freakin love it! Great job!

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  7. This looks really cool, I 'll try the manicura :D

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  8. This is just amazing! :)

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  9. omg I love candy hearts i don't eat sweets but these are kryptoite to me. I hope I can try to recreate this for around valentines day. Don't worry I will post where i got this from. Keep up the amazing work

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  10. What an excellent tutorial! Thank you for sharing this. This is a beautiful valentine candy mani :D

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  11. Hi Lesly,
    It's very very beautiful.

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  12. That is so lovely! I think I might try to recreate it... minus the sayings (because with my pulse it'd turn out horrible lol). Thanks for sharing this mani and tutorial :)

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  13. I just adore this...it's so cute and looks perfect with the matte topcoat!!

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  14. Love this design and I voted for you in the Orly contest but I did see on the rules that only Orly polishes were supposed to be used. I hope it does not hurt your chances to win. :(

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  15. Love this design and I voted for you in the Orly contest but I did see on the rules that only Orly polishes were supposed to be used. I hope it does not hurt your chances to win. :(

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  16. Ignore my previous comment, I just read the details of the post. :) SORRY. Herp DERP! lol

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  17. I'm sure you've heard, but this pic was featured on "Fashion Queens" Feb. 9 episode.

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