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Feelin’ the #EssieLove: Galentine’s Day Manicures

February 1, 2019

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For a Galentine’s Day to remember, add one BFF to one classic rom-com, plus two modern manicures. Follow along as Essie shares how to nail each look and ways to make it your own. Bonus: the shades and patterns are so fun, you’ll have inspiration beyond February 14th. 

Love You Like XO 

Graffiti-Inspired Doodles 

Essie Valentine's Day Nail Polish | CVS Beauty In Real Time
Essie Pink Nail Polish | CVS Beauty In Real Time

STEP 1 

Apply a basecoat followed by two coats of crush & blush.

Essie Pink Nail Polish Designs | CVS Beauty In Real Time

STEP 2

With a detail brush dipped in roses are red, polish playful doodles on each nail. Think heart shapes, x’s and o’s… maybe even your bestie’s initials!  

Essie Light Pink Nail Polish | CVS Beauty In Real Time

STEP 3

To enhance the “graffiti” look in any blank areas of the nail, add a bit of glitter using sparkles between us by lightly dabbing (not gliding) the brush on the nail. Finish with gel setter top coat

Tip  | CVS Beauty In Real Time

To get the maximum amount of glitter on your brush, roll the polish bottle upside down between your palms for 15 seconds. This helps loosen the glitter at the base of the bottle and brings it right where you want — the brush! 

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Love Line 

Sweet and Simple Designs

Essie Pink Colors | CVS Beauty In Real Time
Beautiful Essie Pink Polish | CVS Beauty In Real Time

STEP 1

After the base coat, apply two coats of crush & blush. With a striping brush dipped in #essielove, polish two thin horizontal lines along the tip of each nail — except the ring finger! 

Essie Nail Designs for Valentines Day | CVS Beauty In Real Time

STEP 2

On the ring finger, using #essielove, polish a horizontal line in the middle of the nail. To create the heart shape, polish a smaller line beneath the first, and a smaller one beneath that, to create an upside-down pyramid shape. 

To complete the heart, polish two small lines side by side above the original line. Follow this with two more, even smaller, lines above those to create the curves. Finish with gel setter top coat

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For a true minimalist statement, try this design on bare nails for a striking negative-space nail art look.

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