Hello lovelies!! I am so glad I made this post in time for Valentine’s Day. As the title states, I’m going to share a simple but fun and cute nail art design with this month’s holiday in mind. Hope you like it!
Instead of coming up with several designs (and borrowing my poor mother’s nails to showcase it), I decided on just making one design for you guys, which is this cute red and gold heart nail design!
Obviously, the the theme colors for this month are anything red, pink, perhaps even gold and nude! You can mix it up with different colors honestly, but for my nails I chose to keep it simple and picked a nice bold red color from Estee Lauder and a glittery gold color (called “Gold Sand”) from OPI to make my nail design.
You may need some nail tools to make the heart like a thin paintbrush, dotting tool, toothpick, cotton swab, or even painter’s tape! I actually used the painter’s tape method to make a heart stencil for my nails, which I’ll be showing you a little later on.
Step 1: Figure out your colors
Step 2: Decide your accent nail and paint!
The common accent nail used is the ring finger, which is what I also used. I decided the majority of my nails would be red and my accent nail would be gold. I also decided on a secondary accent nail (where I add the second heart), which is my thumb nail.
Step 3: Add heart details
It’s time to add the heart details on your accent nails! Since my accent nail is gold, obviously the red heart goes on it. For the secondary accent nail, I just inverted the color so it will have a gold heart on it. As I stated before, I used the painter’s tape method to apply the heart.
I like painter’s tape because I feel like it’s not as sticky as regular tape (or you can use Scotch tape) and peels off easily. Basically I just cut a heart shape into the tape. It was a bit tricky because you have to make sure that 1) it looks like a nice heart and not some weird triangle and 2) it’s small enough to fit your nail! Once you get past that, you’re good to go.
Just align it to the center of your nail and paint over! It’s really easy and I was able to use the same painter’s tape stencil on all of my nails. Make sure to dab the excess nail polish off the stencil itself with some paper towel after every use just to make sure that excess paint doesn’t get on anything by accident!
Step 4: Apply Top Coat and Clean up Excess
Once you’re satisfied with your accent nails, apply top coat and clean off any excess nail polish from the sides of your nails! I usually use a cotton swab or wrap a thin piece of a cotton ball on the tip of a toothpick and dip it in nail polish remover to get the job done. I’m usually super messy (and I still am, my apologies!) around the sides because I want to make sure I’m covering the entire surface! Red is also more staining than other colors so it’s not the easiest thing to remove once you get it on your surrounding cuticles and such, unfortunately.
Anyway, you’re all done!
I hope you liked my Valentine’s Day inspired nail tutorial! I’m looking forward to making Spring inspired nail designs in the future!
Until next time ♡