We're Crushing So Hard on These 31 Nail Art Ideas for Valentines Day
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, 31 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).
1. Red chip
We love the way this tiny detail completes the entire picture.
2. 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.
3. Floating Dots
Just a touch of whimsy.
4. Gold French
No matter the season or occasion, you can never go wrong with a swipe of gold polish at your fingertips.
5. Blush shimmer
There's something to be said for a simple blush shimmer.
6. Do not disturb
A subtle hint (against a neon base) for any unwelcome advances.
7. Split space nails
A subtle nod to the holiday that you can wear anytime of the year.
10. Candy Hearts
An homage to those cute little Valentine's candies we used to give out in elementary school.
11. Hearts and arrows
This one hit the bullseye.
12. 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).
13. Victorian florals
For the fashionista, we'd point you towards this subtle design inspired by the late and great Alexander McQueen.
14. 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!
15. Metallic Pink Tips
Bonus points if they look like hearts.
16. Cotton candy skies
Because it's not possible to stare at a pink-tinged sky and not feel something inside.
17. Monochrome colorblocking
For our black polish devotees, this moody palette may strike your fancy.
19. Candy stripes
Sweet and striking (and surprisingly easy to recreate).
20. Candy Heart Nails
Add your own customized Sweetheart messages to these bad boys.
21. Candy Heart Ombré
Think outside the (candy) box.
22. Jewel Tones
Similar idea but with juicier jewel tones instead.
23. Picasso Nails
Paired with lipstick-shaped tips, no less.
24. Animated hearts
A few well-placed pops of white polish make your red heart tips come alive.
25. Abstract splashes
Tip: Add a sheer swipe of glitter at the center.
26. Bedazzled heart
Anchor a splash of glitter polish with a single red heart.
27. Tiny little hearts
Prefer a cleaner look? Place the heart stickers over a crisp red base.
28. Gold and Pink Marble Nails
Possibly more mesmerizing than your last blind date...
29. Bouquet Tips
Roses are red, violets are blue, we love this nail art, how about you?
30. Abstract Heart and Dot Nails
Cruella-approved (and easy to replicate).
31. Lipstick nails
XOXO, our manicurist.