Golden Heart | Nail Art Tutorial

golden 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 7 step tutorial to easily paint this golden 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. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Double Decker Red
3. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
4. Nail Colour Collection – Next – Molten Gold
5. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Clear
6. Heart Stencil
7. 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 golden heart nail art!

valentines 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.

valentines day nails

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 red (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.

cute valentines day nails

step 3

Once the white nail polish is dry, the real fun begins – time to start creating the main focus of this look – the golden heart! First of all, we have to plan where we want it to be – to do this, we used the heart shaped stencil (6) and placed it gently over the nail.

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

love heart nails

step 4

Once you are happy with the placement of the stencil, it’s time to paint on the heart! We decided to use this gorgeous gold (4) nail polish for this nail look.

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

heart nails

step 5

Now it’s time to gently take the stencil off!

heart nail art

step 6

This look is gorgeous with just the big golden heart so you could finish it there if you wanted to, but we decided to add a little bit extra – some small golden hearts on the other nails!

An easy way to paint on some small hearts is paint on 3 dots in a triangle shape as you can see in the photo above. We did this using the dotting tool (7) with the nail polish in the colour Molten Gold (4).

heart nail designs

step 7

Once you have painted on the 3 dots, we need to join them together to make the small hearts! To do this, we joined the top 2 dots to the bottom one using the dotting tool (7) with the nail polish in the colour Molten Gold (4) and then shaped them a little to create the cute little hearts.

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

And that’s it - a gorgeous look for your nails this Valentine’s Day! It’s also perfect for everyday wear, parties and any special occasion!

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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