Clearly, I’m already thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day. This manicure was born out of a desire to practice nail polish hearts—which, conveniently, are an extremely flattering shape when painted at the tip of your nail. Keeping in tradition with French manicures, I used a sheer polish as my base colour. Once this was dry, I used a nail art brush to outline the heart shape (which looks somewhat like a McDonald’s “M”) and then filled it in. Two coats of a clear topcoat ensure these hearts stay shiny.