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Valentine’s Day beauty is all about cheerful nail colors and heart-inspired nail art — but for everyone who hates the holiday, we’re here to let you know that anti-Valentine’s nail art is just as cool. Between black heart designs, contrasting French tips and blood-red ombré, we rounded up five anti-Valentine’s Day nail art looks you’ll want to rock with pride. 


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For a minimalist yet bold finish, try this nail art look using Essie Gel Couture in Bubbles Only. Pairing your bare nails with this bold burgundy is the best half-hearted beauty look you’ll come by.


Paint it Black

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Donna Cao breaks down exactly how to recreate this black-heart inspired look in this Instagram carousel. Create seven sets of three black dots and connect them with a dotting tool to complete the look. 




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The French manicure is reminiscent of all things wedding nails, but we encourage you to celebrate yourself instead with this black French tip look. For an extra pop, add a small glitter half-moon at the center of each nail.


Heart Tips

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Re-write your typical nail tips look with this heart-shaped look by Kristen Ethridge. It’s chic, eye-catching and we love it in a dark burgundy, brown or black shade.

Bloody Good Ombré

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While others are busy Instagramming their SOs, gain more likes by replicating this ombré red nail look by Halle Butler. Start the look with a bright polish like Essie Cherry On Top and complete it with Fishnet Stockings.

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