This is the nail design that I currently have on my nails. I love the black, white and red combination for valentine’s day. I have received several compliments and questions on how I did the black pattern. {I love nail stamping for that reason, very impressive, but very simple. Nail stamped images always seen to catch someone’s eye.}

I chose this particular nail stamping pattern for my nails because the connected rings kind of reminded me of the quilt pattern double wedding ring. What could be more perfect for valentines than wedding rings and hearts for your manicure??? Thus the reason I chose the nail design name of, eternal love.

Note: I will be providing instructions on how to achieve this look with plain polish, along with Gel Polish.


Step 1: Prep Nails

View my post on Nail Polish Prep.


Step 2: Paint Color onto Nails

Paint all of the nails with two coats of white polish. I used the Shellac color called, Cream Puff.

Gel Polish: Apply two coats of polish. Cure 2 minutes in the UV light, or 1 minute in an LED light.
Eternal Love

Step 3: Stamping

On all the nails, except the ring fingers, I used the nail stamp MASH #44 with Konad black polish to stamp on the wedding ring pattern.Eternal Love


Step 4: Hearts

On the ring fingers, I painted a large red heart with acrylic paint.Heart Tutorial

Note: When hand painting images on your nails use acrylic craft paints, not polish. You will get crisper lines and much more “pop” than you would with polish. Some polishes can sometimes dry almost transparent which makes the image hazy and you won’t get the wow factor you are going for.


Step 5: Apply Final Top Coat

Now apply your top coat. Make sure the paint is completely dry before adding top coat to help avoid smearing.

Gel Polish: Apply top coat and cure in UV light for 2 minutes or 1 minute in an LED light.


Step 6: Allow to Dry and Apply Cuticle Oil

Allow your polish to dry completely. Apply a cuticle oil just around your nails on the cuticle and rub into the skin.

Gel Polish: Remove sticky residue on top of nails with a little alcohol or polish remover and apply cuticle oil.Eternal LoveRemove gel polish after 2-3 weeks, check out Gel Polish Removal for the quickest, easiest and best way to remove gels.