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

February 05, 2021
By: Marisa Petrarca | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
10 Valentine’s Day Nail Art Looks Better Than a Box of Sweethearts

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 to keep the look low key and then add small hearts on every nail. If you’re not confident in your free-hand skills, just opt for nail stickers — so easy. 


Simple and Sweet

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


Forget Real Roses

A dozen red roses are pretty and all, but chances are, a good manicure will last longer. Skip the bouquet and recreate this thin-lined rose illustration  — or have a professional nail tech perfect the look for you.


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 three intertwining red hearts. It’s a simple look that still shows your heart’s beating for the holiday. 


Chic-But-Simple Nail Art

Don’t want your nails to look too, well, festive? In that case, opt for an understated mani like this one from Paintbox. You can rock this funky mani way beyond the 14th. 


Heart Tip Nail Art

Give your French tips a lovely upgrade by trading in a white stripe for a red heart. We can’t get enough of this look — so cute. 


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 being flooded with compliments. 


Photo: @clawsxkat, Design: Hannah Packer

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