Stripes, Dots & Hearts | Nail Art

Want to know how to create this stripes, dots & hearts nail look? Follow our 11 step guide below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Sweet Retreat
3. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Your Majesty
4. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
5. Dotting Pen
6. Straight Line Stencils
7.
White Striping Tape
8.
Silver Gem

 

Now lets show you how we created this look!

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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.

 

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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 Sweet Retreat (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.

 

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STEP 3

Once the pink nail varnish is dry, it’s time to start creating this look! The first thing we need to do is plan where we want the silver stripe to be on the middle finger – to do this, we used the straight line stencils (6) and placed them gently over the nail.

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

* This stripe is going to be slightly bigger then the others we will do later (as you can see in the final image).

If you don’t have any stencils, it’s okay, you can use tape instead! You can see how we used the tape technique on our tutorial for the Stripe and Flower Nail Look.

 

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STEP 4

Once you are happy with the placement of the stencils, it’s time to paint on the first stripe! To do this, we used the nail varnish in the colour Your Majesty (3).

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

 

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STEP 5

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

 

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STEP 6

Next it’s time to add an outline to the silver stripe. To do this, we used the white striping tape (7) and gently placed it on the nail along the edge of the silver stripe.

 

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STEP 7

Now we need to do the same thing to the index and ring finger nail. As you can see in the photo, we did make these stripes slightly smaller than the stripe on the middle finger nail.

 

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STEP 8

Next, it’s time to add a little something to the thumb and little finger nail. For this look, we decided to use some white striping tape (8) and placed one line going down the nail and the other going across, so they cross over.

 

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STEP 9

Once you are finished with the striping tape, it’s time to add a bit of extra detail on the silver stripes! On the index and ring finger nail, we painted on some small dots. To do this, we used the dotting pen (5) with the nail varnish in the colour White Out (4).

 

Stripes, Dots & Hearts nail art, valentine's day nail art, pink nails, silver stripe

STEP 10

Next it’s time to paint on some small hearts down the silver stripe on middle finger nail. To do this, we used the dotting pen (5) with the nail varnish in the colour White Out (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!

 

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STEP 11

Now it’s time to add the final touches to this look – silver gems on the thumb and little finger nail! Firstly, we painted a top coat on the nail to help the silver gems (8) stick and then gently placed them 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! It’s also perfect for everyday wear, parties and any special occasion!

 

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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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15 Comments

  • Alice 11th February 2018 at 10:58 am

    God this is gorgeous, that shade of pink is so lovely and looks like it would be flattering for all skin tones too! Every time I see one of your fabulous posts, I keep telling myself I have to start practicing as I seriously want these super cute nails!
    Alice Xx

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    • Creative Nails 11th February 2018 at 12:48 pm

      It’s so pretty isn’t it! Love that shade of pink 🙂 haha, it’s so much fun – I would definitely recommend practicing 😛

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  • Susanne 11th February 2018 at 10:59 am

    ooooh, those look amazing. I was never really sure how to create a straight line until now. Thanks for the tip, and the tutorial, I’ll try this as soon as I can 🙂

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    • Creative Nails 11th February 2018 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you so much! Yeah, stencils are soo easy. You can also use tape too if you don’t have it, as I’ve shown in the other tutorial I linked to. Just make sure the nail varnish is dry otherwise it can take it off! We’d love to see a picture if you do try this look out 😀

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  • Melanie 11th February 2018 at 11:04 am

    These are my favourite design nails to date ❤️ The pink shade is gorgeous

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

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    • Creative Nails 11th February 2018 at 12:50 pm

      So happy to hear 😀 it is such a pretty colour, isn’t it!

      Reply
  • Chloe Atherton 11th February 2018 at 11:20 am

    I love your blog! Nails is something I really struggle with, mainly because I get frustrated that I can’t do my right hand Such great inspiration!

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    • Creative Nails 11th February 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you so much – that’s so lovely to hear! Haha, yeah that can make it a bit of a pain, just take it slow and practice. Hopefully it should get a bit easier over time 🙂

      Reply
  • Ellie 11th February 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Wow these look so gorgeous! I need to start getting my nails looking as great as this!
    Ellie | elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    • Creative Nails 11th February 2018 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you! It’s so much fun doing nail art so I would recommend if you have the time 😛 it’s great looking at your nails and seeing the pretty looks!

      Reply
  • Lorna 11th February 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Nail art looks so fun, and you do it so well!

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    • Creative Nails 11th February 2018 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you so much 😀 it is a lot of fun!

      Reply
  • Sophie 11th February 2018 at 6:26 pm

    The detail here is incredible! This design is so cute and fun too

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

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  • Kirsty Maynard 11th February 2018 at 9:00 pm

    That pink is such a pretty colour! You always do nails so beautifully! Love going through your posts and seeing all your designs!

    Kirsty Maynard | justkirstymaynard.co.uk

    Reply

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