30 Valentines Nails Designs, Ideas and Tips from Nail Artists (2024)

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Updated January 9, 2024


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Little hearts in various colors and birds symbolize a happy couple. Eiffel Towers as a feature of one of the most romantic cities in the world, and heartbeat signals. LOVE signatures and a contemporary sign-off XO, which means Hugs and Kisses. This holiday has so many attributes that the choice for a manicure is wide.

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Despite the classy takes on Valentines nails, we've managed to come up with unusual and captivating twists so that you can make your minimalistic manicure speak louder than ever. Intricate designs from Marine at @marinelp91 and unique art from Hang Nguyen are only the tip of the iceberg. Ladies, who wants to see nail art designs for Valentine's Day that look really cute?

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  • Gothic Love Nails
  • Red Aura
  • Pink Ombre
  • Red and White Mix
  • Wine Cat Eye
  • Valentines Short Nails
  • Black and Red Colors
  • Glitter Valentines Day Nails
  • Polka Dots Romantic Nails
  • Romantic Nails with Flowers
  • FAQ: Nail Art Designs

Pink Animal Print

by @majamarkowicz

The skillful transition from barely-there pinks to vivid mauves is one of the aspects that makes this mani so unique. To succeed with such a flawless pink transition, we suggest you pay attention to the following nail polishes: JinSoon’s In Love, Orly’s Heart Beet, Dazzle Dry’s XOXO.

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Wine Color for This Day

by @malinasnaglar

Care to sport sexy nails like Priyanka Chopra? Malin, a devout nail artist, has a perfect design to be inspired by! The rich hue exudes passion and romance, while glittery accents spread festive vibes, and a classy French mani balances the design out.

Red Confetti Nails

by @msannie.nails

Tiny confetti hearts are the epitome of love and romance, so Annie, a famous nail artist, uses them to the fullest. This manicure is a magnificent combo of multiple nail art trends. The classy red spiced with whimsy confetti and subtle French tip mixed with a sassy coffin nail shape will draw undivided attention to every gesture you make.

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Pink Ombre

by @akademia.semilac

The research shows that men find colors like pastel pink, lavender, and baby blue impressively attractive since they subconsciously associate them with gentleness and femininity. This fantastically gentle pink ombre will serve you right!

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Pink Shorties

by @beautyaddictedd

You don’t need long tips for your nails to look festive and romantic at the same time. Sometimes, a shimmery pink nail polish is all that you need to succeed with the desired effect. Emma Watson has proven it!

FYI: ICI Valentine Pink in different values: RGB – 227, 164, 197; HEX - #E3A4C5; LRV – 47.09!

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Glittery Nails

by @haha_nails_

There’s nothing wrong with adding a little extra color and bling to your holiday manicure. Hailey Ann Hall is a talented artist who came up with this fantastic nail art, but we are sure she wouldn’t mind you replicating the masterpiece!

Hot Evil Valentines

by @haha_nails_

Hailey has been utterly productive when it comes to unique and creative Love nails. For Valentines day this vibrant daredevil-inspired stilettos are an option worth exploring. We are sure that Rihanna certainly would go down that slightly mischievous lane!

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Pearly Nails

by @kangannynails

It is true that valentines day colors know no boundaries. We suggest you celebrate this holiday with Essie and opt for sophisticated nails adorned with shimmering pearls. You can use each nail as a separate canvas for a delicate masterpiece. Pearly nails will radiate grace and awaken hidden feelings.

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Pearly Nails

by @kangannynails

It is true that valentines day colors know no boundaries. We suggest you celebrate this holiday with Essie and opt for sophisticated nails adorned with shimmering pearls. You can use each nail as a separate canvas for a delicate masterpiece. Pearly nails will radiate grace and awaken hidden feelings.

Gothic Love Nails

by @kangannynails

Which Valentine colors do you think Lady G prefers? Our votes go for something edgy, and black stilettos spiced with glimmering hearts in the middle will help you succeed with an ideal Wednesday Addams look. Alica McNails, a nail artist from the UK, states that many people will choose to embrace their inner goths this season.

Red Aura

by @kangannynails

In case you don't know, the term aura nails covers blurred color orbs placed in the center of your nail. Usually, the sphere blends with the base color seamlessly, so there are no harsh lines. While the mixture of a nude base and red looks breathtaking.

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Red Hearts with Gold Accent

by @kangannynails

Iit is possible to recreate a masterpiece of Valentine's day nails in the safety of your home. Expert heart nail tutorial:

  • Start with a clear base coat.
  • Paint your nails in a complementing nude color.
  • Take a dotting tool and paint two red dots on your nail.
  • Take a small nail brush and drag the bottom of the dots together into a triangle to create a perfect heart shape.
  • Use a toothpick dipped into gold nail polish to outline your hearts with tiny gold specks.
  • Seal the design with a glossy top coat.

FYI: You will need a pigmented shade for the hearts, so we suggest you consider the OPI collection. At the same time, The Gel Bottle has presented a suitable gold chrome shade to introduce into your collection.

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Red Glitter

by @marinelp91

A devout nail artist, Marine advises you add to your nails perfectly glittery red nail shade, and your tips will reflect the excitement of a beating heart every time you move a finger. We assure you that even Katy Perry couldn't say no to such an exquisite manicure!

Pink Ombre

by @marinelp91

Marine suggests that pink Valentine nails deserve your undivided attention. Pink is a close relative of red. The sweet stir of love growing in you - that is the effect this matte gradient will have on those around.

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All Pink Shades

by @marinelp91

Sometimes, all it takes is just two shades of pink, a thin brush, and a steady hand to come up with such an extravagantly lovely manicure. While a matte finish makes the nail art twice as unique and captivating, you should keep in mind that it will highlight potential imperfections.

According to Glaminati experts, as you coat each finger with different shade of pink, you should dip your nail brush into a contrasting shade to add abstract blobs to the base.

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Red and White Mix

by @marinelp91

The vintage red spiced with negative space and immaculate white hearts look overly harmonious with one another. We are sure Dita von Teese wouldn't say 'no' to such a mani. However, you shouldn't limit yourself to just one shade of red when it comes to nail art. You can play around with such colors as:

  • Imperial red
  • Blood red
  • Brick red
  • Scarlet
  • Indian red
  • Maroon

China Glaze has an impressive collection of red hues from which you can choose.

Wine Cat Eye

by @marinelp91

This gorgeous design by Marine showcases a sultry elegance that the festive manicure can possess. The wildcard combo of wine red and cat eye effect indicates that love is unpredictable.

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Nature Pink French

by @mariapro.nails

According to Bryony Howell of Gels by Bry, a love-inspired French manicure will be all the rage this season. Keep in mind that peach and coral pinks go well with medium skin tones, while brighter shades look exquisite paired with darker skin colors.

Valentines Short Nails

by @thehangedit

Your February nails do not need to be extra long and possess. As you can see, Hang experimented with two tones and simple smiley accents - the universal bond of red and pink, topped with modernistic art.

Black and Red Colors

by @thehangedit

Once again, Hang Nguyen proves that February nail colors are as versatile as the season. Not only can you mix such contrasting hues as black and red in a single manicure, but you can take things further and implement an animalistic accent print into the design.

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Pink and Red Hearts

by @thehangedit

Care to make your fingertips spread sweetness, love and joy? Then, you should follow Hang Nguyen's lead! These pink and red heart nails will steal your breath away the moment you see the finished result. The detailed outline and negative space peeks make the manicure twice as unique and outstanding.

Glitter Valentines Day Nails

by @puro.nails

Glitter and Valentine's day nails make an ideal match, and no one would dare deny it. However, it is time to set the usual pinks and reds aside and give the green light to purples and lilacs. What can be more charming than a lavender glitter base coated with colorful hearts?

Polka Dots Romantic Nails

by @majamarkowicz

A classy polka dot can become a perfectly romantic pattern with as much as a change of color palette, and a few hearts dropped every here and there.

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Romantic Nails with Flowers

by @alinahoyonailartist

Most themed nail art designs are expected to intensify holiday flair. In the case of Valentine's day, we celebrate love, romance, and devotion. Flowers are surely on the list of most romantic items in the universe. Thus, coating your tips with cute pastel flowers is one way to rule the day.

Valentine's Day Nails with Hearts

by @puro.nails

It is hard to imagine Valentine's day nails without traditional symbolism added to the scene. There is a fitting option for all. No matter the preferred nail shape or length, you can make your manicure stand out.

V-Day Nails with Stamping

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A hand-painted manicure is a time-consuming operation. Thus, when every minute counts, you may want to consider lovely stamping instead. The variety of options available is merely overwhelming. Choose your favorite style and pattern, and let the holiday vibe light up everything around you.

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Love Letter

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While Valentine's Day is all about mutual love, passion, and affection, you mustn't forget that love is pure when it is genuine. Thus, as you seek the best designs for your short valentines nails, we suggest you pay attention to the retro nail design with letter on it.

Pink Coffin Nails

by @puro.nails

Barbie pink hues aren't the only choices to pick from Valentine's day is knocking on your door. You can also play around with deeper mauves and baby pinks to create a design of your dreams.

Pink Geometric Art

by @puro.nails

Still thinking about the perfect way to tell him about your feelings? Show him your new manicure, and there will be no unspoken secrets between you two left!

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Barbie Art

by @puro.nails

When you decide to keep your nails classy but suitable for the romantic evening, go pink, and you will not regret it. However, if you want to add some elegance flair to the design, we think that the nude accent finger and sweet heart art will match the occasion perfectly.

Valentines nails are that final accent that your carefully picked look requires. Don’t shy away from daring designs, and take this stylish opportunity to enhance your sophisticated flair with subtle masterpieces! Channel your individuality and confidence through perfectly festive nail art!

FAQ: Nail Art Designs

What do you need to do nail art at home?

  • A nude color nail polish.
  • A couple of toothpicks.
  • A rectangular sponge.
  • A plastic sheet.
  • A cotton swab.
  • Nail polish remover.

Can you use a toothpick for nail art?

The simple nail art trends are specially designed for the ladies who try doing nails at home without the right tools. All that is required is a nail polish, a toothpick and a ball-tipped pin.

Can you do nail art with a pen?

Absolutely! You can make a French manicure with a nail art pen. Just draw the tip of your nail with a nail pen. Use white nail polish if you want a classic look.

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