LOVE | Nail Art

Want to know how to create this LOVE nail look? Follow our 7 step guide below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

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!

LOVE nail art, valentine's day nail art, base coat nail varnish

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 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.

 

LOVE nail art, valentine's day nail art, white nail varnish

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 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.

 

LOVE nail art, valentine's day nail art, white nail varnish, black nail varnish, letters

STEP 3

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).

 

LOVE nail art, valentine's day nail art, white nail varnish, black nail varnish, letters

STEP 4

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).

 

LOVE nail art, valentine's day nail art, white nail varnish, black nail varnish, letters, red heart nail art

STEP 5

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).

 

LOVE nail art, valentine's day nail art, white nail varnish, black nail varnish, letters, red heart nail art

STEP 6

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.

 

LOVE nail art, valentine's day nail art, white nail varnish, black nail varnish, letters, red heart nail art

STEP 7

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!

 

LOVE nail art, valentine's day nail art, white nail varnish, black nail varnish, letters, red heart nail art

 

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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18 Comments

  • Chloe February 9, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Wow this a more bold nail art, I would’t be brave enough to have this look, but its perfect for Valentines.

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    • Creative Nails February 9, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      Yep it is a very bold look! We wanted to mix things up a little and add some designs that were a little different! Thank you 🙂

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  • Alys George February 9, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    These are so cute, I love how these have turned out. Even with all the steps I still feel like mind wouldn’t turn out anywhere near as good!

    Maybe I will try my toe nails first!

    Alys / alysgeorge.blogspot.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails February 9, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      Aww, thank you! It is a cute look, isn’t it! 🙂 Haha, I’m sure it would look great on your toe nails too!

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  • Eva February 9, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    It’s a shame that I’m so unbothered by valentine’s day this year (where are all my bitter singletons at? lol!) But these nails are super cute nonetheless!! I love the heart instead of the V!! x

    whatevawears.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails February 9, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      Haha! It will be over soon, don’t worry 😛 Thank you!! Yeah, we wanted to mix things up and add a little extra with this look with the heart instead of the V! 😀

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  • charise February 9, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I think I could possibly manage to do this with my limited skill set 🙂

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    • Creative Nails February 9, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Ooo, we’d love to see a picture if you do try this look out! 😀

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  • Bexa February 9, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    This is such a cool design! I love how bold it is and so very creative with the heart as a V. I’m always amazed with your nail art, you always have something new and impressive to share xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Creative Nails February 9, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you so much!! 🙂 Such a lovely comment! Yeah we wanted to try create a bold look, that was a little different then the other looks we’ve come up with! 😀

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  • Melanie February 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    This is such a cute design! You always have amazing creative ideas for your nails. Love it!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

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    • Creative Nails February 10, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you so much 😀 it’s so much fun coming up with them!

      Reply
  • Chloe February 9, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    So so pretty! Wish I could do this to myself!

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    • Creative Nails February 11, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you! You might be able to – can try it out, it’s all good fun 😀

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  • Sophie February 9, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    I’m so late to the party here but are you doing one a day until Valentine’s? Because it’s so impressive that you have this many amazing ideas! x

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

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    • Creative Nails February 11, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Haha, that’s okay – we are at the moment, yeah! We have about 3 more designs to post 🙂 thank you so much!

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  • Huda February 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    So cute and totally prefect for Valentine’s Day!

    Reply

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