15 Cupid-Approved Valentine’s Day Nail Art Designs
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Get in the mood for love with these 15 cupid-approved Valentine’s Day nail art designs.
It doesn’t matter if you’re single or happily coupled; getting into the mood for love with Valentine’s Day Nails is something we can all enjoy.
So, whether you’re a beginner at doing your nails, an expert at-home manicurist, or simply looking for pins to show your go-to nail artist, there’s something for you. Scroll down for the best 2023 Valentine’s Day Nails.
Pink Valentine’s Day Nails
Valentine’s Day Nail Hearts & Kisses
If you’re torn about going with hearts or kisses for your nails for Valentine’s Day, this look is your match made in heaven. You couldn’t get mushier with both on your fingernails.
Cloudy Cotton Candy Hearts
Love a subtle soft pink hue but can’t live without sparkles? Then this cloudy, cotton candy hearts Valentine’s nail design will be dreamy on you. It’s angelic, and even cherubic cupid himself will fall for it.
Recreate it with Essie Birthday Girl Gold Pink Glitter Nail Polish, £7.99
Baby Pink French Tip
If you want to avoid veering away from the classic French manicure, use baby pink shade instead of the traditional off-white colour for French tips. Recreate it with Nailberry Elegance Light Pink Semi-Sheer Polish, £16
Red Valentine’s Day Nails
This dramatic burgundy hearts mani is both seductive and sexy. Recreate it with Manicurist Pansy’s Dark Pansy, £14 or get this press-on nails from Invogue False Nails Square Wine Red, £4.99 to get the job done.
Big Bold Hearts
Want a St Valentine’s Day nail art that screams and shows nothing but love? Look no further; flash your nails, and let them speak for themselves. No time to do it yourself or go to the salon? This Queen of Hearts press-on nails from Elegant Touch London, £6.50 will save the day.
Like a red lip? Then play matchy-matchy with the red nails look to match – simple and understated for Valentine’s Day and beyond. If TikTok is anything to go by, the red nail theory – claims you might score more dates with crimson nails. Of course, the science is still out on that one, but you never – why not give it a try and let us know if it worked for you?
Recreate it with Opi Nail Lacquer, I’m Not Really A Waitress, £14.90
Happy Valentine’s Day Nails
Can’t decide what Valentine’s Day nail polish colour is your favourite? Then why not opt for this fun and flirty Valentine’s Skittle palette? Recreate this mani with a cute assortment of reds, pinks, and whites
We love the simplicity and quirkiness that comes with this Little Hearts Valentine’s Day Nail design. The minimalist hearts and the varied choice of colours make it a fiesta of hearts but in a subtle way.
Red and Pink Wavy Valentine’s Day Nails
Feel like you’re up to some wavy colour-blocked nails? Then try to recreate this Red and Pink Wavy nails for Valentine’s Day.
Start with a light-pink base. Once it’s dry, paint a wavy red line down the centre, and fill it in half with red polish. Recreate it with Beauty Pie Nail Polish Riot Act Red, £15
Fun and Flirty Valentine’s Day Nails
If you don’t resonate with hearts and kisses, why not go for St Valentine’s Abstract? Love can be showcased in any size, shape, and colour, so may yours be playful, unique, and artsy!
Just a cute inspiration from our high school heart doodling days. Recreate it with Rainbow Reload Nail Paint Gift Set, £17.99
Be Mine 4 Ever
Don’t we love experimenting with the classic French tip? You can make this extra swoon-worthy by painting the heart’s top part on your fingertips and going crazy with pastel colours and scribbles.
Recreate it with Nails Inc. Inside Scoop Pastel Nail Polish Set, £22
Ace of Hearts
This Ace of Hearts Valentine’s Day Nail design reminds us that finding love is all about luck. If you’ve found your ‘forever,’ dedicate this to your partner. If you’re not there yet, this reminds you that you’ll meet ‘the one’ soon.
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Neutral Valentine’s Day Nails
White Dainty Hearts
If you want to stick to an all-neutral mani, this perfectly playful take on black-and-white hearts is something you should try.
Expert-Approved Ways To Show Love To Your Nails This Valentine’s Day
Charlotte McHale, Clarins Training Manager, shares three ways to show love to your nails this Valentine’s Day. After all, you can’t showcase them if they’re in poor, brittle condition, so keep these nail tips in mind.
1. Hydrate the nail bed
“Pay attention to hydrating your cuticles, especially if you’re doing nail treatments such as aesthetic nail extensions or using nail varnish remover. They can be dehydrating and damaging. Even if you use an acetone-free one, they can be drying,” McHale warns.
Her first piece of advice is to rehydrate the nail bed.
The texture preference is up to you, and you can opt for an oil or cream based.
“The Clarins Nail Treatment Cream, £25.50 is a great one. It can work into the nail bed; it conditions the cuticles and helps strengthen the nails. In addition, it ensures your hands are completely moisturised and hydrated. It’s loaded with nourishing shea butter, sesame oil and fortifying Japanese mulberry extract,” she recommends.
“The technique to hydrate your nail bed is important,” says McHale. “You must work your way in so the nail bed can absorb the oil. Then, blob on each one and work it in and around the skin,” says McHale.
2. File your nails regularly
“Once nails start to split, it is quite tempting to pick them. But, unfortunately, that will make them worse,” says McHale. Instead, she recommends filing your nails regularly to keep them strong and healthy while giving them your desired shape.
Try: Opi Crystal File, £12.90. This will help prevent your nails from chipping and peeling.
3. Care for the skin around the nails
Lastly, McHale says, “Just look after your hands. Hands get more exposure than any part of your body, and they’re not easy to care for,” she says.
It’s worth mentioning that our hands are one of the body parts that easily reveal our age. Without proper care, age spots, wrinkles, and other serious signs of ageing will start to take notice. To prevent this from happening, apply sunscreen to the backs of the hands in the morning, use hand cream at least once a day, ideally before bedtime, and leave it overnight.
Give your hands overnight TLC with an intensive and moisturising mask.
“Cover hands in a rich hand care cream and cover in cotton gloves for deep absorption,” McHale says.
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