Want to know how to create this LOVE nail look? Follow our 7 step guide below!
The products we used to create this look:
1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
3. Lasting Gel Nail Colour – Collection – Blackjack
4. Time To Shine – Make Up Gallery – Scarlet Sparkle
5. Flat Drawing Brush
6. Dotting Pen
7. Pointed Drawing Brush (small)
8. Black Striping Tape
9. Red Gem
Now lets show you how we created this look!
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.
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 paint our nails with the nail varnish in the colour White Out (2). 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.
Once the white nail varnish is dry, it’s time to start creating this look! We started with the L first on the index finger. To do this, we used the flat drawing brush (5) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (3).
Once you have finished with the L, it’s time to paint on the O and the E. To paint on the O, we used the dotting pen (6) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (3). For the E, we used the flat drawing brush (5) with the nail varnish in the colour Blackjack (3).
Now it’s time to do the V to spell LOVE! However, to add a little twist to it – we’re making it as a heart shape! First of all we painted on a heart shape outline using the dotting pen (6) with the gorgeous glittery red (4) nail varnish, and then carefully filled it in using the small pointed drawing brush (7).
Once you are finished with the ❤, it’s time to add a little something to the thumb nail. For this look, we decided to use some black striping tape (8). We placed one line going down the nail and the other going across, so they cross over.
Now it’s time to add the final touches to this look – a little red gem! Firstly, we painted a top coat on the nail to help the red gem (9) stick and then gently placed it using the dotting pen (6) on the point the 2 pieces of tape crossed over.
* Once you are happy with where the gem is placed, you can apply another layer of the top coat on top of the gems to make them even more secure.
And that’s how we created this lines, dots & 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!