Cupid’s Bow | Nail Art

Want to know how to create this Cupid’s bow nail look? Follow our 11 step guide below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. Nail Colour Collection – Next – Molten Gold
3. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
4. Lasting Gel Nail Colour – Collection – Blackjack
5. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Double Decker Red
6. Dotting Pen
7.
Flat Drawing Brush

 

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 White Out (3) and the rest of the nails with the gorgeous gold (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! As you can see in the photo above, we painted on 5 dots using the dotting pen (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (4). This is to help plan where we are having the bow.

 

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STEP 4

Now it’s time to join the dots together and paint the first bit of the bow on. To do this, we used the dotting pen (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (4).

 

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STEP 5

Once you have painted on the first part of the bow, it’s time to add a little more detail to it! We painted on another line underneath, leaving a small gap between the lines, to add a bit of thickness to the bow and small circles at the edge of the lines. To do this, we used the dotting pen (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (4).

 

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STEP 6

Now it’s time to paint on the bow string! To do this we used the flat drawing brush (7) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (4). We brought it to a point like the top of a triangle ready for the arrow that we will be adding later on!

 

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STEP 7

Next we decided to add a little bit of colour to the bow – we filled in the gaps we had created earlier to create the thickness to the bow and the small circles with the nail varnish in the colour Double Decker Red (5).

 

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STEP 8

Once you had finished adding the colour to the bow, we painted on some small hearts on the index finger. To do this, we used the dotting pen (6) with the nail varnish in the colour White Out (3).

If you want to see how you can easily paint small hearts on your nails, check out out our Golden Heart Nail Look tutorial and we’ll show you how to!

 

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STEP 9

Now it’s time to start painting on the arrow! As you can see in the photo above, the first thing we need to paint on is a straight line. To do this we used the flat drawing brush (7) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (4).

 

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STEP 10

Next we painted on the arrow head – we decided to do this in the shape of a heart! To do this, we used a dotting pen (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (4). We then filled it in with the gold (2) nail varnish.

 

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STEP 11

Now it’s time to add the final touches to the look! We painted on some small lines at the end of the arrow using the flat drawing brush (7) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (4).

And that’s how we created this cupid’s bow nail look! It’s a gorgeous look for your nails this Valentine’s Day!

 

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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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26 Comments

  • Sophie 12th February 2018 at 5:05 pm

    I love this one!! The bow is so cute! I love the gold polish too. These valentine’s posts have been amazing! x

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

    Reply
    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:16 pm

      Aww – thank you much! That’s so great to hear 😀 makes it all worth it when I read comments like this. The gold is so pretty, isn’t it!

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  • Amy 12th February 2018 at 5:10 pm

    I am in awe of how cute, creative and cool everything I ever read on here Is! I also love the gold; that’s one of my favourite colours to have on my nails
    Amy x

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much – that’s so lovely of you to say 😀 gold is definitely a gorgeous colour to have on your nails!

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  • Abbey Louisa Rose (@abbeylouisarose) 12th February 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Ladies, as always you have absolutely knocked it out of the park with this gorgeous design! I just love the gold, it is Valentine’s Day themed but it’s very subtle, which I really like! The bow is completely incredible too, I can’t believe that you drew that free hand and didn’t use a stencil or nail decal!

    Abbey x

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:36 pm

      Thank you so much for this lovely comment! I was really proud of how the bow came out, it was so much fun designing it and seeing how it came out 🙂 the gold is such a pretty colour, isn’t it!

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  • ayse 12th February 2018 at 5:20 pm

    This is a great post and I love painting my nails but don’t often do nail art as it takes me so long and I don’t have the patience at times but this design is amazing! Ayse x

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:40 pm

      Nail art can take a bit of time but once you are finished and you get to see the pretty nails afterwards it makes it all worth it 😀 thank you!

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  • Sophie 12th February 2018 at 5:28 pm

    This is such a cute design! I love gold nails, I think they’re so under-rated!- https://sophiehearts.net x

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:41 pm

      Gold nail varnish is so pretty, isn’t it! 😀

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  • Gemma 12th February 2018 at 6:13 pm

    This is amazing! I also love the gold for Valentines Day; most looks tend to go for red or pink, but I think it’s such a great colour, and so underrated!
    Gemma x | HiddenLittleGem.com

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you! Gold nails are so pretty – it definitely is underrated! I thought it would be nice to do a gold look too, to go with our other looks we’ve created 🙂

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  • Lena Dee 12th February 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Ouuu this is amazing! The detail is spot on. Like you’re so precise and I’ve been loving all your VDay designs this far but this is really cute and artsy! I did one last week but I fell asleep and smudged it

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you so much – so glad you’ve been loving our designs 😀 aww, you’ll have to try another one out and let us see!

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  • Bexa 12th February 2018 at 6:43 pm

    This is so cute! I love the gold and how much attention to detail has gone into the bow and arrow . All your Valentines Day nails have been awesome! Question is which one are you going for on the day? xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:54 pm

      The gold is so pretty, isn’t it! Thank you so much 😀 that is a good question, and it’s so difficult to answer! I was thinking of doing this one but we shall see 😛

      Reply
  • Mollie 12th February 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Love this post, these nails look gorgeous, I love that gold I can’t believe that’s a Next nail varnish the colour is stunning! X

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you so much! I know right – it’s such a pretty colour! I also got it really cheap, for like £1.50 or something so it was so lucky!

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  • Lisa McLachlan 12th February 2018 at 8:43 pm

    You know I said your red nails were my favourite? Well I think this look has taken over, it’s sooooo classy and elegant. I love gold, it’s such a wearable colour and the cupid’s bow detail is just gorgeous! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much! Haha, the gold is such a pretty colour isn’t it! I was really proud with how the bow came out too 🙂

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  • Ellyn Rebecca 12th February 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I am terrible at nail art but I feel like you make it very clear and more simple then other tutorials I’ve seen! It’s a beautiful design as well!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 2:10 pm

      Wow, thank you so much – that’s amazing to hear. We try to make it easy tutorials so everyone can give it a try if they wanted to! So glad you like the design 😀

      Reply
  • Kate Ballamy 12th February 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t discovered your blog before, your posts are layed out so well! You make all the steps so clear, I will definitely be trying this out 🙂

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

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    • Creative Nails 13th February 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Haha, we are fairly new – started properly just before Christmas time really! Thank you so much. We’d love to see a picture when you try this out!

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  • Emma 8th May 2018 at 11:53 am

    I love all your nail designs! They are so pretty 🙂
    You make it look so simple!

    Emma – http://www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 8th May 2018 at 5:09 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! 😀 I did love creating this look! That’s great to hear – our aim is to create easy tutorials that anyone can follow and try it out 🙂

      Reply

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