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17 Valentine's Day Nail Art Designs We Love

  • Ikat Heart Nails

    Just grab three of your favorite pink polishes and a striping brush to try out this trendy, fabric-inspired look for Valentine's Day. The finished look will impress and nobody has to know just how simple it was to achieve.

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    Scrabble Tile Nail Art

    We give One Nail to Rule them All triple word score for this board game-inspired nail look. Stickers create flawless letters over a coat of neutral polish. We can't help but l-o-v-e this innovative nail art.

  • Velvety Heart Nail Art

    Velvet is all over the fashion scene, so why not try the texture on your nails with this nail art tutorial? If you want to rock a velvet look, try our secret ingredient: flocking powder

  • Floral Heart Nail Art

    Every girl loves hearts and flowers on Valentine's Day! Combine the two icons with this floral and heart nail art tutorial for a look that's fresher--and longer lasting--than any bouquet.

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    Studded Heart Nail Design

    Demelza of Demelza's World adds a little toughness to a traditionally girly heart manicure with studs. The best part? The painted heart doesn't have to be perfect. You'll cover the edges with gold beads.


  • Heart Accent Nail Art

    If you don't want to freehand a heart shape, use tape to create the look. Apply red and gold polish for every day, or play up the romantic Valentine's Day vibe with pink and white polish. This quick accent nail is perfect for a last minute mani.

  • Ombre Striped Heart Nail Design

    This Valentine's Day mani plays with a gradiant pink stripes for a romantic ombre effect. Nail It! uses ombre stripes, clean lines, and mini hearts for this lovely look.

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    Aqua Hearts Nail Art

    Who says Valentine's Day needs to be all pink and red? Whitney'nail design plays in a blue and white color scheme. We love the less traditional approach of these nail art hearts.

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    Pretty Pink Heart Nail Art

    With glitter and pink hearts, this nail art tutorial by The Crafty Ninja will show your softer side on Valentine's Day. Grab some tape and find out the secret to this pretty mani.

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    Valentine’s Nail Art Using Water Decals

    Owls are at the top of our adorable animal list, so why not show off your animal instincts with a mixed maniIf you aren't comfortable with freehanded nail art designs, try water decals. Chickettes shows you how to apply them for a flawless finish.

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    Diagonal Striped Nails with a Tiny Heart

    These nautical-insipred nails say it all: Hello, Sailor. Daily Something uses a stamping tool to create the stripes, making this nail look both simple and stylish. Rock this mani on Valentine's Day, or skip the heart for an everyday look. 

  • Photo: The Crafty Ninja

    XOXO Nail Art Design

    If hearts aren't your thing, check out this Xs and Os inspired mani. Californails says using a nail art pen for this tutorial may be cheating, but we think it's brilliant, especially for a dash-out-the-door mani.

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    Metallic Hearts Nail Design

    Edgy meets romantic in this tutorial by Nailed IT. You can use nail art pens to draw hearts on every nail, like these show, or sketch a quick heart on an accent nail for an understated--and faster--Valentine's Day mani.

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    Hearts, Hugs & Kisses Nail Art Design

    With glitter, hearts, and Xs and Os, these nails could quickly go over the top, but Nails Art Tutorial grounds the glitz with black polish, making the look wearable as well.

  • Photo: Rebecca Likes Nails

    Love Spell Valentine’s Day Nail Art

    Cast a love spell on your Valentine with nail art by Rebecca Likes Nails. The bright pink and red polishes stand out against the black background in a way that reminds us of '90s gel pens.

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    Stamped Hearts Nail Art

    With red nail polish, stamped hearts, and a smattering of sparkles, this nail art by Rebecca Likes Nailsis hot for Valentine's Day. The tutorial uses a stamping tool to make it easy, so there's no need to fret if you haven't mastered freehand nail design. 

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    Pink Gradient Heart Nails

    If you want to rock pink polish for Valentine's Day but can't decide on a single shade, you'll love this gradient nail art tutorial by Blondes Love Cupcakes. Choose multiple shades, plus glitter for a winning look.


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