Arrows & Silver Heart | Nail Art

Want to know how to create this arrows & silver heart nail look? Follow our 8 step guide below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. Retro Summer – OPI – Sailing & Nail-ing
3. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Nail Tip Whitener
4. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Your Majesty
5. Arrow Stencils
6. Silver Heart Gem
7.
Silver Gem

 

Now lets show you how we created this look!

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STEP 1

First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail varnish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail varnish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and shape them to how you want them with your file. If you want make your nails appear longer you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail varnish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.

 

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STEP 2

Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to have the ring finger as the main focus so we painted that nail with the nail varnish in the colour Nail Tip Whitener (3) and the rest of the nails with the gorgeous light blue (2) nail varnish. We applied 2 coats of the nail varnish as this makes sure the nails are covered well.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.

 

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STEP 3

Once the white nail varnish is dry, it’s time to start creating this look! The first thing we need to do is plan where we want the arrows to be on the ring finger – to do this, we used the arrow shaped stencils (5) and placed them gently over the nail.

As we are doing 3 colours, we placed 2 stencils in a row, left a small gap and then placed 2 more stencils in a row to cover the areas we don’t want painted with the first colour.

It is important you make sure your nail varnish is dry before you place it over your nail as this could take your nail varnish off!

 

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STEP 4

Once you are happy with the placement of the stencils, it’s time to paint on the arrows! For the first set, we used the gorgeous light blue (4) nail varnish.

When you are painting on the nail varnish on, don’t worry if you get some on the stencil – it protects that part of your nail!

 

 

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STEP 5

Once you have finished painting on the first set of arrows, you need to gently take the stencils off that are next to the blue ones and then paint on the next set. For the 2nd colour, we used the nail varnish in the colour Your Majesty (4).

Be careful not to paint over the blue arrows you have already painted on!

 

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STEP 6

Once you have finished painting on the second set of arrows, you need to gently take the remaining stencils off.

 

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STEP 7

Now it’s time to add the cute little silver heart gem to the nail! Firstly, we painted a top coat to help the silver heart gem (6) stick and then gently placed it in the middle of the nail using a dotting pen.

 

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STEP 8

Now it’s time to add the final touches to this look – silver gems on the rest of the nails! To do this, we applied a top coat and then gently placed the silver gems (7) in the middle of the nail, near the top using a dotting pen.

* Once you are happy with where the gem is placed, you can apply another layer of the top coat on top of the gems to make them even more secure.

And that’s how we created this arrows & silver heart nail look! It’s a gorgeous look for your nails this Valentine’s Day! It’s also perfect for everyday wear, parties and any special occasion!

 

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Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

 

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22 Comments

  • Hanna Mai 11th February 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I absolutely love your nail art! I really wish I was this good at nails haha, I can’t even paint mine that well haha

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you so much – so glad you love our nail art 😀 just got to take your time and practice!

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  • Katie 11th February 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Wow these are brilliant. I love the detail on your ring finger, one day I’ll have the patience to do that.

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Haha, yeah you do need some patience to do nail art – the longest bit is waiting for the nail varnish to dry! Thank you so much 🙂

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  • Mollie 11th February 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Love this post, you’re so talented! I love that shade of blue and the little glimmer of silver! X

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Thank you! That blue shade is so pretty, isn’t it?!

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  • Mattie Lacey-Davidson 11th February 2018 at 8:07 pm

    I love this! I’m so lazy with my nails, I usually repaint the same colour over and over but this was inspiring.

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Haha, sometimes painting your nails a pretty colour is all you need! Nail art is good fun though 🙂

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  • Ashantia Collins 11th February 2018 at 8:14 pm

    So cute! You make this look so easy (when we know its not haha)

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you! Well following our tutorial should make it a lot easier for you to do 🙂

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  • Sophie 11th February 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Such a different valentine’s look! I personally prefer the traditional red and pinks but I love the design here. Probably a little too advanced for me but it looks great x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:05 pm

      I love the traditional red and pink designs too, but I thought it would be a good idea to do something with a different colour and I saw how pretty this blue was so I decided to use that! Mixes things up a little bit so we have a design for people that may want a something different to the traditional colours 🙂

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  • corinne & kirsty 11th February 2018 at 8:23 pm

    The blue nail polish is so pretty! I love the design with the chevron! Gorgeous! xx corinne

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you so much! The blue nail varnish is so pretty, isn’t it! 😀

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  • Annie 11th February 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I love the white and silver arrows on the blue! Super cute! Not your typical Valentines Day design! I don’t know if I’d be able to recreate it on myself though!

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:07 pm

      They are such pretty colours, aren’t they! We’ve done quite a few traditional themed nail looks so we thought it would be a good idea to do something a little different with some other colours 🙂 this way we’ve got something for everyone!

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  • Chloe 11th February 2018 at 10:47 pm

    So so pretty! Love this colour for nails during spring and summer x

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you! Yeah, this blue will be gorgeous for spring and summer 😀

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  • Lisa @ Lisa 3D 12th February 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Very creative and pretty! I love this!

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  • Alisha Valerie 13th February 2018 at 8:25 am

    These nails are so adorable! Love all your nail idea’s which you share ✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you so much 😀 so glad you love them!

      Reply

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