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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.