Holding Heart | Nail Art Tutorial

holding heart nail art tutorial

Want to know how to create this pretty nail look that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day?

Find out here and follow our 8 step tutorial to easily paint this gorgeous holding heart look on your nails!



The products we used to create this look:
Nail polish and nail art tools
1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Pink Manicure
3. Quick Dry Nail Colour – Natural Collection – Nail Tip Whitener
4. Lasting Gel Nail Colour – Collection – Blackjack
5. Color Show 60 Seconds – Maybelline – Pink Slip
6. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Your Majesty
7. Dotting Tool

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Now lets show you how we created this holding hand nail art!

valentine nail designs

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.

valentine 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 and the middle finger as the main focus so we painted them nails with the nail polish in the colour Nail Tip Whitener (3) and the rest of the nails with the gorgeous 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.

valentines nails

step 3

Once the white nail polish is dry, it’s time to start creating the heart! We painted on half an outline of a heart on the ring and middle finger nail using the dotting tool (7) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (4). When the nails are together it will look like they are joined up (you can see this in the top image!).

love heart nails

step 4

Once you are happy with your heart outline, it’s time to fill it in with a pretty pink nail polish! We used the nail polish in the colour Pink Slip (5) for this.

heart nails

step 5

Next we are moving onto creating the little people holding the heart! We started by creating the little dress first. We painted on a small triangle using the dotting tool (7) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (4), and then filled it in using the nail polish in the colour Your Majesty (6).

heart nail art

step 6

Now it’s time to give your person some arms, legs and a head! We painted these on using the dotting tool (7) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (4).

heart nail designs

step 7

After finishing with the first person, now it’s time to paint on a person on the other nail holding that side of the heart! We used the dotting tool (7) with the nail polish in the colour Blackjack (4) to do this.

valentines day nails

step 8

Now it’s time to add the final touch to the look – some silver hearts with dots on the other nails! We started with painting on the small hearts first, and then painted on 2 dots underneath them using the dotting tool (7) with the silver nail polish (6).

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!

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


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

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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