Do you have Red nail color left from the holiday season? Ohh, you can use it on this Valentine’s Day.
The color is classic year-round, of course, but with love in the air and hearts serving as the main symbol of the mushiest day of the year, red is the official color of Valentine’s Day and, thus, a solid choice for celebrating via manicure.
When we say red or pink Valentine’s Day nails are a solid choice, this does not mean you have to stick to a solid shade when you do your nails. Add some kiss prints or a love-struck Helga Pataki; use glitter or matte to symbolize your enthusiasm or muted acknowledgment of this holiday. These creative nail artists show their love with plain polish or nail accessories such as crystals, jelly polish, gold foil.
Melted hearts, broken hearts, and Ghostface from Scream if you truly want to make your thoughts on this holiday apparent.
There are so many cute and inventive nail-art ideas. Some you can do yourself, and others you’ll want to screenshot and take to your favorite nail artist. We have gathered some of the cutest Valentine’s Day manicure ideas to help you put your heart on your nails this year. Continue scrolling to see some gorgeous Valentine’s Day nail art.
Kiss Nail Art
If you have a hard time parting with your festive nail art after the holiday in question, opt for Miss Pop`s Valentine’s look. The nail artist used a striping brush to paint pink and purple kisses atop a soft pink background, leaving a translucent half-moon that will turn into a waxing moon as your nails start to grow, so feel free to keep this manicure in place until St. Patrick’s.
French Nail Art
Aside from pairing beautifully with Valentine`s day cake pop, this reversible French (not to be confused with reverse French, to be discussed later) is the perfect choice for when you love both colors equally. Start by applying two base coats, alternating shades for one or a few accent nails. “Once dry, use a detail brush to apply the thin, red tip to the top of the nail, staying close to the edge, following the shape of the nail,” explains Savanna Galvan, a nail technician with Bellacures nail salon in Los Angeles. “Once nails are dry, use the opposite color on the ring finger.”
These futuristic French tips refer to the season of love without the need for red or pink colors. Nail artist Jessie Kawasic uses a light pink Essie Fairy Tailor Primer, accented with chrome silver polish from the UK-based Polish brand Models Own. After placing her French lace, she added a heart-shaped metal charm to seal her Valentine’s Day deal.
This captivating ombre design was completely hand-painted by Smith-not a big deal. “I started with two dots and used a nail art brush to draw the bottom of the dots in a triangle, giving way to a perfect heart each time,” she explains the technique. “It is important to use highly colored colors in this design.
For those who love low-maintenance nail art, there is nothing better than this hassle-free red nail polish. “When it comes to sparklers inspired by these ruby red slippers, there really isn’t a place like a house,” Messick says of the Wizard of Oz’s nail look. “First apply a bright red polish, then apply a multidimensional red glitter polish twice.”
Try these nail art designs and comment below if you want more design ideas.