Treat Yourself to a DIY Valentine’s Day Manicure

Whether or not you have a date this Valentine’s Day, give your nails a romantic upgrade with this how-to from nail art queen Jin Soon Choi, founder of the JINsoon Nail Lacquer line and the Jin Soon Hand & Foot Spas. Then, throw on your LBD and you’re all set for whatever cupid throws your way. 

1. Step 1 & 2

Step 1

File and shape your nails in a natural square or roundish shape.

Step 2

Apply a base coat, like JINsoon Power Coat.

2. Step 3

Step 3

Apply a pink shade on the entire nail bed (Shown here, a sneak peek of Dolly Pink from her spring collection).

3. Step 4

Step 4

Apply JINsoon 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.  Then repeat on the other side, taking special care to intersect the two sides at the center of the nail.

4. Step 5

Step 5

Apply JINsoon Coquette 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 center of the nail.

5. Step 6

Step 6

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

6. Step 7

Watch the video, featuring manicurist Michelle Saunders!