On Nnenna’s Nails #27: Valentine’s Day

On Nnenna's Nails #27- Valentine's Day Collage

On Nnenna's Nails #27- Valentine's Day Collage

Gold- Nails Inc. Lanesborough Place // Pink- Zoya Madison
Red- Julep Catherine // Gold Metallic Sharpie

Using a gold metallic sharpie as a nail art tool is pure genius if you ask me! After seeing this manicure on Pinterest, I knew I had to try this trick out for myself. I used the sharpie two different ways- to draw hearts in the look on the left and to add gold tips for the look on the right. The consistency of the sharpie is so close to my gold nail polish- you can’t really tell that I drew the details on later!

If you’re going to use the sharpie, it’s best to wait until your nails are fully and completely dry, otherwise the tip will dig into your polish. Once your nails are dry, draw on any design you want with the sharpie.  Then wait for the sharpie to dry, add a top coat (try not to let the brush touch your design) and you’re all done! To see the first manicure in motion, take a look at the little video I made and if you’re looking for more manicure inspiration, you should check out my pinterest board!

Tell me: What have you been wearing on your nails lately?


  • http://twitter.com/KimberleeVDW Kimberlee VDW

    Genius idea to use Sharpies! I find Sally Hansen’s nail art pens run :/ I created hearts with a dotting tool :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks Kim! Good to know about the Sally Hansen nail art pens- I almost bought one the other day to try it out!

  • http://twitter.com/sheblog Jenmarie

    Oh wow, who would’ve thought? I love the results and am definitely interested in trying this out!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Not me! :) I would love to see a picture if you do.

  • http://profiles.google.com/alicatstrutsby Ali Cat

    Ooh, I especially love the way the gold pops on the red. Definitely going to experiment with this.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you Alison- let me know how it goes!

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    such a clever idea, and i just adore the little hearts!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks Lydia! :D

  • tracy

    I would have never thought to use a Sharpie. It is a great idea.

    I love the red and gold together.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you Tracy :)

  • http://delayedmissives.com/ Alex

    So cute! My favorite is the left one– I love the little hearts!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks lady! :)

  • lifealasteph

    so cute! going to have to give these a try =) you won’t regret that tablet, it’s so easy to use and so convenient!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you! I bet you’re right- I’m really hoping I can get one soon :)

  • http://www.thrifteye.com/ Eli

    OMG I love both of these!! They’re too complicated for me :( You gotta try Butter London nailpolishes, they go on sooo smooth!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you Eli! I so want to try Butter London nail polish but they’re a little pricy for me. One of these days I will splurge on one!