Looking for some Valentine's Day nail art inspo? These designs are sure to leave you swooning

Valentine's Day nail art is a must for February 14th, especially if you want to manifest yourself some romance...

Valentine's Day nail art: pictures of three hands, one with a heart manicure, the second with an orange/ red manicure and a third of a soft, pastel pink nail look/ in a pink template
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Valentine's Day isn't exactly everyone's thing—but Valentine's Day nail art? Sign us up! Whether you're celebrating Galentine's day or have a cute first date planned, there's no better excuse to treat yourself to a romance-theme manicure. Here's all the inspo you need, whether you're heading to the salon or planning to create your love-themed nail look at home...

This year, we're bringing our A-game to the annual day of love with not only our Valentine's Day outfits but our nails—because why not? If you're heading to celebrate with a significant other, perfect. If you're not—who's to say a hot date with your couch and the best rom-coms doesn't warrant a mini mani?

Now, we know what you're thinking—when one thinks of Valentine's Day, often kitsch and cheesy imagery comes to mind. But a romantic mani can be whatever you want it to be, whether that's adding a rosy hue to Hailey Bieber's iconic nails, or incorporating red into any of the current 2023 nail trends.

So, here are all the best Valentine's Day nail art looks to rock when February 14th rolls around, from heart-tipped French manicures to pink jelly nails!

Best Valentine's Day nail art looks

When it comes to creating your Valentine's Day nail look it's important to remember that it's only for one day—so it might be a good idea to opt for a design that has longevity and will last well past the big day. Or, if you really want to go all out, perhaps bring the love to your fingertips as soon as February 1st hits. If you're a lover of gel or Biab nails, when done properly they can last for weeks, so bear that in mind when you're planning your mani!

Now, onto the fun part—here are some Valentine's nail designs to get you in the mood...

Heart-tipped French Manicure

The heart-tipped French manicure have been a big trend over the last few years, with a number of celebs from Hailey Bieber to Kylie Jenner sporting the look. 

This design is cute for all year round, especially during the holidays and of course, Valentine's Day. They're easy to do and ever fail to look chic and effortless.

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Mini hearts mani

Nothing says Valentine's Day like hearts, so it's a no-brainer to incorporate a few heart motifs into your nail look! 

If you're after a more subtle look, a few mini hearts scattered across your fingertips are a good way to go—plus they're easy to do at home. We love a simple nail design!

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Stawberry 'Glazed' nails

We couldn't not include a nod to Hailey Bieber's 'Glazed donut' nails. These Strawberry Glazed nails (created by Hails' nail artist Zola Ganzorigt), feature an opaque, soft pink hue that looks just like strawberry syrup, topped with a pearly shimmer. 

It's the perfect option for the minimalists among us, that want to incorporate Valentine's into their look but in a more subtle way. 

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Chic white hearts

For lovers of dainty designs, why not try a white heart line art mani? Again, with a fine nail brush and a bit of practice, this look is easy to do at home—but we understand if you'd rather leave this more intricate look to the pros!

It's simple and subtle and is ideal for any day of the year really, but especially Valentine's!

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50 shades of pink

No shade evokes those flirty, first crush vibes more than pink! If red is a bit too bold for you, a pastel or millennial pink would make perfect alternatives. Hot pink is having a major moment right now—so if you're planning to rock the hue with date night outfit, why not coordinate your nails too?

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In the cloud nails

Often our loved ones and crushes can leave us feeling like we're floating on cloud nine, so why not wear your heart on your sleeve (well, hands) with a cute cloud-themed manicure?

The nails are soft and really give us dreamy romantic vibes...

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Negative space red nails

Now, here's a edgy option! Negative space nails are a mega nail trend, so why not inject some passion in the look with a crimson red?

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Juicy Jelly nails

Jelly nails are also the perfect look for Valentine's day, they're juicy-looking and cool and will compliment any outfit, even your best pajamas! Opt for a red or pink for the perfect ode to love day!

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Put a ring on it nails

If you're expecting the big question this Valentine's or just want to subtly (or not so subtly) hint at a proposal, sporting a design just on your ring finger is definitely the way to go! This style of manicure also works for all occasions, so it's ideal if you prefer a more low-maintenance nail routine.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.

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