Negative Space Heart Nail Art

nail art I rarely do nail art tutorials because it's just a hobby I enjoy and I am by no means a nail technician but when I post my photos on Instagram people always request the 'how to' so here's my latest creation followed by a step-by-step guide on how to recreate it!

You will need:

  • Painters Tape
  • Heart hole punch
  • Dotting Tool
  • Tweezers
  • Base Coat & Top Coat
  • Color of your choice (I used Sittin' Pretty by Essie)
  • 2 accent colors of your choice (I used white & silver)

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Start with your base coat.  Cut out the hearts that you will place on the accent nails of your choice.  Doing this after painting the base coat gives adequate time to dry before applying the heart cut outs.


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Apply the hearts to all nails you wish to be accented.  Quickly paint two coats over the taped hearts.  By the time you finish the last nail (I did 4 total between both hands), it will be time to carefully remove the heart on the first nail painted.  Use the tweezer and carefully remove the tape.

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Don't worry if you make a little mistake, you can usually correct it later with the dots or immediately with your dotting tool.

While that dries paint all of your other nails.

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Take your dotting tool into your first color and outline the heart.  I left spaces in between each white dot so I could go back with silver in between.

On all other nails I used the dotting tool to put one silver dot center in the base of each nail to bring the look together.

Take it from me and allow the silver adequate time to dry before applying a generous layer of your quick dry top coat.

nail art finished

That's it!  You should have a lovely design to enjoy for at least 7 days.

Thanks for stopping by and if you would like to share your recreations with me on Instagram, use #bobbypinsandblush