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Love is in the air...or is that just the acetone? Whatever your feelings about Valentine’s Day, you have to admit: The mani opportunities are too cute to pass up. Here, 30 Valentine's Day nail art ideas—from sparkly tips to abstract heart designs—that go beyond just pink and red motifs (though there's plenty of that, too). Wear them now through February 14 and beyond (like during an at-home date night). Need even more nail ideas? How about one of these red nail designs to step up your mani game?

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Metallic Pink Tips

Bonus points if they look like hearts.

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Victorian florals

For the fashionista, we'd point you towards this subtle design inspired by the late and great Alexander McQueen.

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Split space nails

A subtle nod to the holiday that you can wear anytime of the year.

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Blush shimmer

There's something to be said for a simple blush shimmer.

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Stained glass nails

Behold: A design you'll never tire of looking at. Though given their intricacy, we'd suggest going with a press on nail for these.

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Red chip

We love the way this tiny detail completes the entire picture.

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Pearl accents

Take a cue from nail genius Cassandre Marie and wear a few pearl decals like jewelry on the base of each nail.

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Hearts and arrows

This one hit the bullseye.

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Candy Hearts

An homage to those cute little valentine's candies we used to give out in elementary school.

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Gold French

No matter the season or occasion, you can never go wrong with a swipe of gold polish at your fingertips.

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Retro roses

Anyone else feeling nostalgic for the 90s? The key to nailing this design lies in a solid set of striping brushes (and a Mariah Carey CD).

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BFF Nails

As Charlotte famously said on Sex and the City, "Maybe we can be each other's soul mates. And then we can let men be just these great, nice guys to have fun with." Here, here!

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Cotton candy skies

Because it's not possible to stare at a pink-tinged sky and not feel something inside.

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Monochrome colorblocking

For our black polish devotees, this moody palette may strike your fancy.

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Heart cutout

And if you're feeling confidence with your painting skills, you can use the same polishes to etch on heart cutouts.

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Candy stripes

Sweet and striking.

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Candy Heart Nails

Add your own customized Sweetheart messages to these bad boys.

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Candy Heart Ombré

Think outside the (candy) box.

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Jewel Tones

Similar idea but with juicier jewel tones instead.

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Picasso Nails

Paired with lipstick-shaped tips, no less.

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Animated hearts

A few well-placed pops of white polish make your red heart tips come alive.

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Abstract splashes

Tip: Add a sheer swipe of glitter at the center.

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Bedazzled heart

Anchor a splash of glitter polish with a single red heart.

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Tiny little hearts

Prefer a cleaner look? Place the heart stickers over a crisp red base.

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Gold and Pink Marble Nails

Possibly more mesmerizing than your last blind date...

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Bouquet Tips

Roses are red, violets are blue, we love this nail art more than you.

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Floating Dots

Just a touch of whimsy.

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Abstract Heart and Dot Nails

Cruella-approved (and easy to replicate).

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