Love Heart Balloons | Nail Art Tutorial

Want to know how to create this love heart balloons nail look? Follow our 8 step nail art tutorial below!


 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

1. Super Mani 7 in 1 Treatment – Barry M
2. Gelly Hi Shine – Barry M – Dragon Fruit
3. Gelly Hi Shine – Barry M – Cotton
4. Gelly Hi Shine – Barry M – Pink Punch
5. Gelly Hi Shine – Barry M – Pomegranate
6. Nail Paint – Barry M – Cherry Bomb
7. Gelly Hi Shine – Barry M – Rhubarb
8. Gelly Hi Shine – Barry M – Black Forest
9. Dotting Tool
10. Pointed Drawing Brush
11. Dotting Tool
12. Silver Gem

 

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

Valentine's day nail art, pink nails, easy nail art, nail polish

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 Super Mani 7 in 1 Treatment (1) to do this.

 

Valentine's day nail art, pink nails, easy nail art, nail polish

STEP 2

Once your base coat is dry, 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 this nail with the nail polish in the colour Cotton (3), and the rest with the gorgeous nail polish in the colour Dragon Fruit (2). 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.

 

Valentine's day nail art, pink nails, easy nail art, nail polish

STEP 3

Once the nail polish is dry, it’s time to start creating this love heart balloons nail art! We started by painting on a small pink heart which will be the first balloon. To do this, we used the dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour Pink Punch (4).

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!

 

Valentine's day nail art, pink nails, easy nail art, nail polish

STEP 4

After you have painted on the first love heart balloon, it’s time to paint on the next balloon! In order to make the gorgeous sparkly nail polish stand out easier for this second balloon, we firstly painted on the heart shape using the dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour Pomegranate (5). Once this nail polish has dried, you want to apply a coat of the nail polish in the colour Cherry Bomb (6). To make it easier to apply this to the small area, we used the pointed drawing brush (10).

* You want to paint the heart slightly larger then the last one, and make it appear that it is behind the other heart.

 

Valentine's day nail art, pink nails, easy nail art, nail polish

STEP 5

Now it’s time to paint on the third love heart balloon! To do this, we used the dotting tool (9) with the nail polish in the colour Rhubarb (7).

* For this one you also want to paint the heart slightly larger then the last one, and make it appear that it is behind the other heart.

 

Valentine's day nail art, pink nails, easy nail art, nail polish

STEP 6

After you have painted on the heart shapes – to finish creating the shape of the balloons, we painted on a small triangle at the bottom of each balloon using dotting tool (11) with the nail polishes that matched.

 

Love heart balloons nail art, Valentine's day nail art, pink nails, easy nail art, nail polish

STEP 7

To add the final touches to the love heart balloons, we painted on the black ribbon using the pointed drawing brush (10) with the nail polish in the colour Black Forest (8).

 

Love heart balloons nail art, Valentine's day nail art, pink nails, easy nail art, nail polish

STEP 8

Now it’s time to add the final touches to this love heart balloons nail look! After you have finished painting on the balloons ribbons and you are happy with your look – apply a top coat to all the nails and then gently apply a Silver Gem (12) on all of the pink nails in the middle at the top.

 

And that’s how we created this love heart balloons nail look! It’s a gorgeous nail look for your nails on Valentine’s day!

 

Love heart balloons nail art, Valentine's day nail art, pink nails, easy nail art, nail polish

 

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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14 Comments

  • Geraldine 14th February 2019 at 4:40 pm

    I love this!! the heart balloons are such a cute and dainty touch for an accent nail ☺ I did not realize it took that many colors to achieve this look though!! I was surprised when I saw more than like 4 or 5 colors haha! Thank you for sharing <3

    Reply
    • Creative Nails 4th March 2019 at 10:05 pm

      Aww, thank you! I was quite proud of how they turned out 🙂 You could definitely do it with less colours if you wanted to, but I did it in this way to create the different colour balloons and kind of like a gradient effect with them 🙂

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  • Lisa McLachlan 14th February 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is so pretty and such a lovely idea to do balloons too. I’m always in awe of your nail art, I have such stubby nails it’s a no-no for me but Flora would love this. Welcome back, it’s so wonderful to have your gorgeous artwork to admire again! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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    • Creative Nails 4th March 2019 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you so much! I thought this would be a really cute and different nail look to create to the usual nail looks you see. Aww, I’m sure it would look great on both you and Flora 🙂 it’s good to be back, I missed creating these nail looks – my silly nails stopping me! 😛

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  • What Corinne Did 14th February 2019 at 5:13 pm

    This nail art is so cute! loving the details of the balloons! So adorable!

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    • Creative Nails 4th March 2019 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you so much! I was quite proud of how the balloons came out and with the little details 🙂

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  • Sophie Wentworth 14th February 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Those balloons look amazing!!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many shades of the same colour in one tutorial . I love this design although I think it’s a little too intricate for my wobbly hands x

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

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    • Creative Nails 4th March 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! All the colours are so pretty, aren’t they?! 😛 This one definitely is a bit more intricate with the small thin balloon strings. It looks so pretty though 😀

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  • Kirsty 14th February 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Wow these look really amazing! I love the Barry m jelly nail varnish as well

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    • Creative Nails 4th March 2019 at 10:50 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 Barry M nail polish are such good quality, they aren’t too expensive either! They also have such amazing shades (as you can see with all the pinks, haha!). I only recently started using them, I wish I had tried them before :O

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  • Bexa 14th February 2019 at 5:36 pm

    I saw this on Instagram either and thought wow, it looks pretty! The pink shade is gorgeous and the little gems are stunning! I’m so impressed at the balloons too, the attention to detail is amazing! It’s great you are back, I’ve missed seeing your beautiful designs! Thanks for sharing, fab post as always! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Creative Nails 4th March 2019 at 10:22 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! The light pink colour on the nails is sooo pretty – it was the first time I had used it, and it’s definitely become a favourite of mine now 🙂 aww, I’m so happy to hear that. I had missed creating them too, silly nails breaking! ❤️

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  • Lindsey 14th February 2019 at 8:23 pm

    So pretty!! Great for valentines day but also just so fresh and bright! Love it!

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    • Creative Nails 4th March 2019 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you so much! The pinks are such gorgeous colours, aren’t they?! They all look so pretty on the nails ❤️

      Reply

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