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10 Valentine’s Day Nails You’ll Absolutely Adore

Is there any better time to bust out that bold red nail polish than on February 14th? After all, the color has long been associated with Valentine’s Day in the form of heart-shaped boxes of the best Valentine’s Day chocolates and floral bouquets (BTW, make sure you check out the meaning of different rose colors before you order your flowers). But if you’re looking for some ideas to take your standard manicure to the next level, we have a couple of nail art ideas that will do the trick. With adventurous shapes, sugary hearts — and that classic pink, red and white nail polish color palette — these nail designs will have you feeling the love in no time.

Whether you’re an expert at-home manicurist or a beginner at doing your own nails, there’s something for everyone with these fun and flirty manicures. And as it happens, these manicures look just as good on long, dramatic acrylic nails as they do on short, natural nails. So if you’re still looking for the perfect nail art design to tie together your adorable V-day outfit, here are our favorite Valentine’s Day nails that you are sure to fall for.

1Colorful Tips
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Whether you go with a fun, animal print or a bold, red hue, painting just the tip of your nails is a trendy way to incorporate a little color.

2Rainbow Nails
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Looking for a fun way to do your nails? Try Dua Lipa’s colorful manicure. With different colors and patterns on each nail, this look is nothing if not bright and fun.
3Red Over Pink
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Take your pink manicure up a notch by painting red, geometric shapes on top. It’s a simple way to incorporate Valentine’s Days two most festive colors.

4Pale Pink
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This light, almost white color is a minimalistic way to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit.
5Kaleidoscope Nails
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Don’t feel blue this Valentine’s Day, wear it instead. You can achieve this geometric, crisscrossing pattern with the help of nail tape, and a few shades of blue.
6Stay Golden
Match your favorite gold rings, bracelets and necklaces with a metallic mani for a super polished and put-together look.
7Feelin’ Wavy
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These pink and red waves are a fun and funky take on traditional stripes.

8Everything’s Coming Up Roses
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This complex rose design will rival your bouquet. Try nail stickers to emulate this look.
9Minimalist Designs
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Small, hand-painted designs (which you can achieve through a nail pen) really pop against a simple, geometric base like this one.
10Rainbow Hearts
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Tiny nail stickers look as sweet as candy hearts against a white base coat (or you can have a friend make them for you with a toothpick).