If you live for a festive manicure and any opportunity to add a little pizazz to your winter polish, Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to get creative and try some of the latest trends in nail art. Whether you prefer a DIY mani or want to bring a vision to your nail artist, from shades of pink for both light and dark skin tones to delightful hearts and special stickers, these designs can inspire you to bring on the romance.
1. Feelin’ Wavy
Oh so cool these pink and red waves are a fun and funky take on traditional stripes.
Show off your artistry with the scattered hearts and Tic-Tac-Toe game on this design. They’re surefire conversation starters.
3. Minimalist Designs
Small, hand-painted designs (which you can achieve through a nail pen) really pop against a simple, geometric base like this one.
4. Be Mine
Even if you don’t have a steady hand, you can recreate this look using a stamp like this nail art.
5. Red to Black Ombre
If pink isn’t really your thing, try this romantic red to black ombre nail look.
6. Pink With Red Hearts
For the unabashedly romantic, this pink and red heart design is the perfect manicure to sport this year.
7. Sparkly Accent Nail
An accent nail or two is a fun way to make your manicure just a little more festive.
8. Put a Ring on it
Bing has never looked as trendy as it does with these nail gems!
9. Heart of Glass
Did you think we forget to include something for the acrylic lovers out there? If you can’t live without your acrylics, try spicing it up with a clear nail covered in hearts.
10. Rhinestone Heart
The most glam gals will love this studded shape.
11. Everything’s Coming Up Roses
This design will rival your bouquet. Try nail stickers to emulate this look.
12. Love Text
You’ll need fake nails for this design, but it’s worth it for this cartoon heart and love text combo.
13. Hearts Fluttering
The only thing better than one accent nail? Two accent nails. With a baby pink base and floating red hearts, nothing says “Happy V Day!” quite like this.
14. Evil Eye With a Twist
Give a subtle nod to the day of love with a light pink mani that features a holiday-centric twist on the Evil Eye symbol.