Need Valentine's Nail Art Ideas? Try This Red "Queen of Hearts" Look

by RoseDIY13
9 Materials
30 Minutes

I love painting my nails, and I particularly like making the design to a theme. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I couldn’t resist creating a special Valentine’s Day nail design that has a gorgeous red heart on the middle nail.

Follow along with me as I show you how to create this pretty Valentine nail design that I call my "Queen of Hearts" nails.

Tools and materials:

  • Anti-yellowing base coat
  • Red nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Clear nail polish 
  • Dotting tool
  • Gold beads
  • Nail pen
  • Cotton
  • Acetone
Applying anti-yellowing base coat to nails

1. Apply base coat

Start by applying your anti-yellowing base coat to all of your nails.

Painting nails red for Valentine's Day

2. Apply red nail polish

Once the base coat has dried, apply red nail polish to all of your nails except the middle one.

Applying white nail polish to the middle nail

3. Apply white nail polish

Apply white nail polish on the middle fingernail.

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4. Add another coat

Next, add another coat of nail polish to all of your nails. Wait for it to dry before moving on to the next step.

How to paint a heart on your nail

5. Paint a heart

On your middle fingernail, draw a heart using red nail polish and your dotting tool. 

Tip: It might help you to start by drawing three points like a triangle so that you can then connect them into a heart

If you get nail polish around your finger while you’re drawing the heart, or at any step along the way, you can simply use some acetone and a cotton bud to clear it off.

Adding tiny gold beads around the heart

6. Add gold beads

Add little gold beads on the outline of the heart using a nail pen. Try to be as precise as you can so that you get a smooth and even finish.

Depending on the size and shape of your beads, they may adhere to the red nail polish, you could use clear nail polish, or you could use nail glue.

This step may take you a while because the beads are so small, but be patient as the finished effect is worth the effort. 

Sealing the Valentine’s nail designs

7. Apply clear nail polish

The final step is to apply clear nail polish for a shiny finish. You can apply the nail polish directly over the beads without any problem.

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Red Valentine’s Day nails

Here we have the finished Valentine’s Day nail design look. I absolutely love how the middle nail stands out from all the others with its white background and the gorgeous red heart in the center of the nail.

I also adore the gold bead detail going around the outside of the heart; it adds a really special touch to this design. Let me know what you think of the finished look in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Anti-yellowing base coat
  • Red nail polish
  • White nail polish
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