Nail Tutorial

Hey ladies! Before you give up on reading this, I swear this isn’t as hard as it looks. Doing just one of these at a time on a ring finger is adorable, especially for the newly engaged chica!


  • Toothpicks
  • Polish
  • Polish remover


  • Choose your colors… I used “Alpine Snow”, “Vodka & Caviar”, & “Lincoln Park After Dark” all by OPI
  • I started with a clear base coat, followed by painting all my fingers with the white (I used white so the contrast would be high for photos- you don’t have to)
  • Next put a couple drops of color on a surface you don’t care about, a zip lock baggie is perfect
  • WAIT a couple minutes to let the polish thicken a bit
  • For a heart- Start with two dots, and lightly and SLOWLY drag them into a point, you’ll probably need to dip your toothpick again to add a little more paint and “fatten” up your shape
  • For a music note- Start with two dots, and then a top horizontal line above (I think it’s much easier to do the top line first)
  • Dip your toothpick into fresh polish as needed, and connect the top line to your dots
  • Finish with a top coat
  • Easy peasy :)

Since we’re on the theme of music I figured it appropriate to share some of my playlist! Not many of these are new songs, but they’ve all been on repeat in my apartment a few times this weekend. :)

  • Starry Eyed by Ellie Goulding
  • Open Your Eyes by Snow Patrol
  • In for the Kill (Skrillex remix) by La Roux
  • Ours by Taylor Swift
  • This Is War by Ingrid Michaelson
  • Meant to Be (Acoustic) by Rebelution
  • Miss Me by Andy Grammer
  • Ghost by Ingrid Michaelson
  • 1940 by The Submarines
  • Begin Again (Reggae version) by Colbie Caillat
  • The Last Thing On Your Mind by Lights
  • Safe & Sound by Taylor Swift feat The Civil Wars
  • Pocket Change by Josh Damigo
  • Uncharted by Sara Bareilles

Also for those of you who don’t know, Your Stylist AJ is on pinterest! Check it out and please pin this look to help spread the word.

X’s & O’s AJ