Valentine’s Day Nail Art Ideas That Will Make Your Heart Skip a Beat

February 08, 2022
Marisa Petrarca
By: Marisa Petrarca | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Easy Nail Art Looks for Valentine’s Day

If you already have your Valentine’s Day makeup and hairstyle mapped out, it’s time to move on to your nails. Whether you’re celebrating the lovey-dovey day with your significant other or are ringing in Galentine’s with chocolates and your BFFs, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with at least one of these holiday-inspired nail art designs. From subtle pink nails to hearts galore, check out our favorite Valentine’s Day inspired manicures, below.

Simple and Sweet

Wear your heart on your nails with this super cute manicure. Pick a nude or light pink base — like Essie Ballet Slippers — to keep the look low key, then paint on French tips with a glittering silver and add small hearts on every nail. If you’re not confident in your free-hand skills, just opt for nail stickers — so easy.

Heart Tip Nail Art

Give your French tips a lovely upgrade by trading in a white stripe for multi-colored hearts. We can’t get enough of this look.


Wavy Hearts

Incorporate the wavy nail art trend into your Valentine’s Day nails by painting on squiggles and hearts in the holiday’s colors.


I Love You Bear-y Much

There’s something so sweet about receiving a stuffed animal on Valentine’s Day. Drop some subtle hints to your sweetie on what you really want this year with nail art of adorable little bears and balloons.


Sweeter Than Sweethearts

Turn your favorite Valentine’s treat into something a little bit sweeter — an adorable manicure. While it might take you some time to DIY, it’ll be worth it when you’re flooded with compliments.


Cute Cut Outs

We think cut out nails are going to be the next big nail art trend. Try it out for yourself with fun heart cutouts. Keep things simple with a matte or glossy shade, or go all out with a super sparkly polish.

A Minimalist Touch

For a look that’s easy to execute at home, start by painting your nails with a light pink shade of polish. From there, use a nail art dotting tool to create itty bitty red hearts near the cuticle. It’s a simple look that still shows your heart’s beating for the holiday.


Photo: @bombshellnails1

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