Layered heart nails

Glitterbels Valentines Heart Nails Sbs Step 5

Seasonal & Occasions, Step by Step

Glitterbels co-founder, Annabel Maginnis, shows how to create this heart-inspired nail design in time for Valentine’s Day.

Products used:

  • Extreme Coffin Tips
  • Tip Cutters
  • Effortless Adhesion Glue
  • Hema Free Acid-Free Primer
  • Hema Free Dehydrator
  • 150 Grit File or E-File if you have one and are trained
  • Square Buffer
  • Acrylic Powder in Pom Pom
  • Core Powder in Glass Slippers
  • Unbelievabel Gel in Ruby
  • Unbelievabel Gel in White
  • Hema Free Gel Polish in Barbie Party

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Step 1
Prep the natural nails by buffing and filing gently, then applying the Glitterbels Extreme Coffin Tips. Once the tips are secured with the Effortless Adhesion Glue, cut and file the tips into a long almond shape. Apply Dehydrator and Acid-Free Primer.
Step 2
Apply Core Powder in Glass Slipper as a base to the nail, then go in with Acrylic Powder in Pom Pom. Use a final layer of Glass Slipper to cap and build the shape of your nail. File the acrylic to perfection by using an E-file to remove the bulk (or a 150-grit file to hand-file) and a 150-grit file to refine. Use a buffing block to help eliminate file lines.
Step 3
Using Unbelievabel Gel in White and a 20mm fine liner brush, create a French tip. Once you are happy with the application, cure.
Step 4
When you have added French tips to your chosen nails, begin on the heart-shaped designs on the others. For the best effect, use a few different colours. I opted for reds, white and pinks, keeping with the Valentine’s theme.
Step 5
Alternating between full-colour hearts and outlines gives the design a cute textured look. A top tip for this type of nail art is to layer the hearts. Add top coat and cure to finish.