Dotty Heart | Nail Art Tutorial

dotty heart nail art tutorial

Want to know how to create this pretty nail look that’s perfect for Valentine’s day and for everyday wear?

Find out here and follow our 3 step tutorial to easily paint this gorgeous dotty heart on your nails!

The products we used to create this look:
Nail polish and nail art tools
1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. Color Show 60 Seconds – Maybelline – Pink Slip
3. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
4. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Double Decker Red
5. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Neon Fest
6. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Sweet Retreat
7. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Pink Manicure
8. Dotting Tool

Would you like this design painted on false nails for you?


If you can’t find this design with our other false nail sets in our shop, please contact me and I will happily sort it out for you!

Now lets show you how we created this dotty heart nail art!

valentines day nails

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 polish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail polish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, 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 polish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.

heart nail designs

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 polish in the colour White Out (3) and the rest of the nails with the gorgeous sparkly pink (2) nail polish. We applied 2 coats of the nail polish 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.

heart nail art

step 3

Now it’s time to create the main focus to this look – the heart! To do this, we used the dotting tool (8) with 3 different shades of pink and a red. We started with the outline first and then filled in the middle with different sized dots, alternating between the 4 different colours – Double Decker Red (4), Neon Fest (5), Sweet Retreat (6), Pink Manicure (7).

When you are happy – apply a top coat to finish the look off.

And that’s how we created this dotty heart nail look! It’s a gorgeous look for your nails this Valentine’s Day! It’s also perfect for everyday wear if you want a cute nail look!

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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