Got lots of red nail polish leftover from the holiday season? Good news: You can use it for Valentine’s Day nail art. The color is classic year-round, of course, but with love in the air and hearts serving as the main symbol of the mushiest day of the year, red is the official color of Valentine’s Day and, thus, a solid choice for celebrating via manicure. (In fact, it was a challenge to find Valentine’s-inspired nail art that didn’t feature red or pink but don’t worry; we did it — goths deserve to celebrate love, too.)
When we say red or pink Valentine’s Day nails are a solid choice, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to a solid shade when you do your nails for cupid’s birthday. Work those colors into heart shapes or French tips; add some kiss prints or a love-struck Helga Pataki; use glitter or matte to symbolize your enthusiasm or muted acknowledgment of this holiday. These creative nail artists show their love with plain polish or nail accessories such as crystals, jelly polish, gold foil.
The Valentine’s Day nail designs below aren’t only for those in love; we’ve also found festive inspiration for the heartbroken among us. Think melting hearts, broken hearts, and if you really want to make your feelings on this holiday clear, Ghostface from Scream.
There are so many cute and clever nail-art ideas out there — some easy enough to DIY, and others you’ll probably want to screenshot and take to your favorite nail professional. We’ve rounded up some of the sweetest Valentine’s Day manicure ideas out there to inspire you to wear your heart on your nails. Keep scrolling to fall in love with some adorable Valentine’s Day nail art.
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