Forget your sleeve and wear your heart on your nails this Valentine’s Day. This cute and easy DIY heart nail art tutorial will help to get you in the mood for love.
Unless you’re Betty Boop there aren’t too many days of the year when you can cover yourself in hearts and get away with it. So when Valentine’s Day rolls around make the most of this loved-up holiday with an adorable DIY heart nail art design.
Go simple with one heart or let your inner romantic roar by covering all ten digits in the symbol for love. Give it your own touch by playing with colours, sizes and heart shapes until cupid has no choice but to find you a soul mate.
Valentine’s Day heart nail art
- Red nail polish
- Top and base coat
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton wool buds (for corrections)
- Clear foil or paper
- Washi tape
Paint nails and neaten edges
After applying a base coat, paint your nails red. Use cotton wool buds, toothpicks or a nail polish corrector pen to neaten up all of the edges once you’ve finished.
Stick washi tape to foil
Once your nails have dried enough not to get scratched, stick a strip of washi tape, with your chosen design, on to the foil (or paper).
Bend foil and press down
Bend the foil (or paper) in half and lightly press it down. Don’t make the edge too sharp because you don’t want it to show as a crease later on.
Cut a half heart shape
Cut a half heart shape into the bent foil or paper to form a symmetrical heart. Unfold the foil and pop the heart out.
Place the heart
Unstick the foil or paper from the back of the washi tape and place the heart over one of your nails.
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Using tweezers can make this step easier and more precise.
Apply a clear coat
Apply a clear or pearly top coat over all of your nails to finish off the look. And just like that you’re ready for Valentine’s Day!