26 Ridiculously Sweet Valentine’s Day Nail Art Designs

Get nailed this V-Day. (Sorry.)

1. This colorful French mani offers just the teeniest, tiniest bit of festivity.

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2. These hearts aren’t bleeding. They just have strong roots.

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3. Just what the love doctor ordered.

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4. Here’s a creative thought — try forming words on separate hands.

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5. Love the homemade look of these Valentine’s nails — they look just like classic sendables!

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6. Here’s a red-and-pink tutorial you can do with binder stickies.

Get the rest of the tutorial here.

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7. For the girl who doesn’t like to be too obvious.

Full instructions on this tutorial at So Nailicious.

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8. An easier alternative to free-hand nail art: Hex’s gold-plated nail charms start at $1.50 each.


Check out Hex’s Valentine’s Day collection here.

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9. For a queen of hearts.

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10. Here’s another way to do a V-day mani without splashy colors: The Beauty Department has this clever tutorial which spells “love” in morse code.

Get more info on this tutorial here.

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11. Take it back to high school and try out a look like this with a thin-tipped marker.

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12. These reverse hearts are easy enough to manage.

If you can’t freehand them, you can try the hole punch sticker trick — see #6 — you might have to reposition and maneuver them a bit.

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13. You can achieve this look with a top coat with tiny hearts.

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14. Another take on the heartbeat design, with some added flair.

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15. Aww! It apparently is possible for a manicure to say, “I can’t live without you.”

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16. This cursive design feels elegant and natural.

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17. Definitely an option for girly-girls.

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18. Whoa. This candy hearts tutorial is super involved. But the result is pure awesome.

If you want to attempt it, head over to Polish Art Addict for more help.

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19. Nice: A different V-Day-esque theme for every nail.

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20. Not to worry — these chocolate boxes are actually decals you can get on Etsy.

Nail decals, $5 at Etsy.

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21. This quirky look was created with nail stickers and rhinestones.

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22. Ahh! A kiss manicure!

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23. If nail art intimidates you, you can always opt for a coat of classic red. As for that tiny heart, you could even try drawing it in with a metallic calligraphy pen after your nails dry.

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24. Here’s a brilliant modification of the ombre-sponge technique.

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25. Another way to do something unique: Create words in an unexpected font.

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26. Of course, if you’re a Valentine’s Day hater, you can always opt for this:

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