30 Nail Art Ideas for Valentine's Day We're Crushing So Hard On
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?
Metallic Pink Tips
Bonus points if they look like hearts.
For the fashionista, we'd point you towards this subtle design inspired by the late and great Alexander McQueen.
Split space nails
A subtle nod to the holiday that you can wear anytime of the year.
There's something to be said for a simple blush shimmer.
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.
We love the way this tiny detail completes the entire picture.
Hearts and arrows
This one hit the bullseye.
An homage to those cute little valentine's candies we used to give out in elementary school.
No matter the season or occasion, you can never go wrong with a swipe of gold polish at your fingertips.
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).
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!
Cotton candy skies
Because it's not possible to stare at a pink-tinged sky and not feel something inside.
For our black polish devotees, this moody palette may strike your fancy.
And if you're feeling confidence with your painting skills, you can use the same polishes to etch on heart cutouts.
A subtle nod to the holiday.
Candy Heart Nails
Add your own customized Sweetheart messages to these bad boys.
Candy Heart Ombré
Think outside the (candy) box.
Similar idea but with juicier jewel tones instead.
Paired with lipstick-shaped tips, no less.
A few well-placed pops of white polish make your red heart tips come alive.
Tip: Add a sheer swipe of glitter at the center.
Anchor a splash of glitter polish with a single red heart.
Tiny little hearts
Prefer a cleaner look? Place the heart stickers over a crisp red base.
Gold and Pink Marble Nails
Possibly more mesmerizing than your last blind date...
Roses are red, violets are blue, we love this nail art more than you.
Just a touch of whimsy.
Abstract Heart and Dot Nails
Cruella-approved (and easy to replicate).
XOXO, our manicurist.