1. Apply a coat of base coat, allowing each nail to dry.
1. Apply a coat of base coat, allowing each nail to dry.
3. Apply a coat of Fiesta to the top half of the nail, closest to the tip, in the shape of 2 circles (like the top of a heart).
3. Apply a coat of Fiesta to the top half of the nail, closest to the tip, in the shape of 2 circles (like the top of a heart).
With lollipop, follow the same lines as fiesta, leaving enough pink peeking through so it looks like double hearts.
With lollipop, follow the same lines as fiesta, leaving enough pink peeking through so it looks like double hearts.
The finished nails.
The finished nails.

Michelle Saunders, a manicurist to the stars in Los Angeles, has come up with a French Valentine manicure for Essie. Follow these steps to achieve it:

1 Apply a coat of First Base base coat, allowing each nail to dry.

2 Layer two coats of Ballet Slippers on all 10 nails.

3 Apply a coat of Fiesta to the top half of the nail, closest to the tip, in the shape of 2 circles (like the top of a heart).

4 Be sure to wait two minutes for it to dry horoughly.

5 With Lollipop, follow the same lines as Fiesta, leaving enough pink peeking through so it looks like double hearts.

6 Finish with a coat of Good To Go top coat. - The Star