Gold Heart Nails

May 05, 2017

Gold Heart Nails

If you’re like us, then you know there are never enough ways to “put a heart on it” and obviously the month of February gets a little extra love. We’ve been playing with tons of different red and gold combos lately and we think we’ve found the perfect combo for a Valentine’s Day mani. Here we go…


  • Your favorite red nail polish
  • Gold leaf sheets 
  • Toothpick 
  • Clear top coat 
  • Paint brush



1. We painted all nails with the perfect super rich red. You’ll want to wait a couple of hours in between painting your nails red & adding the gold leaf hearts so that the gold leaf sticks does not stick to the red polish. You’ll want it to stick to the clear polish in step 5.


2. Once your color is completely dry, grab your book of gold leaf sheets and select a single sheet.


3. Break the piece into smaller pieces, about the size of your finger.


4. Get out a toothpick and dip it in your clear top coat.


5. Use the toothpick to make a clear heart on top of your nail. You can actually make any shape using this method (like lips or an “xo”), but we think a heart is easiest to start with. Make sure you’re in a well lit place so you can see the clear while you’re making your heart shape.


6. Pick up a piece of gold leaf and lay it over the clear heart and tap it lightly a few times.


7. Now wait for 10 minutes while the polish and gold leaf FULLY adhere together


8. Use a paint brush to dust off the excess gold leaf.


9. Once you clear all the gold, the heart is what’s left! Perfect the edges of your gold heart if needed, use your red nail polish.


10. Add a clear coat to the top of each nail.

Spread love. Happy hearts!


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