The Best Valentine’s Day Nail Designs To Try At Home This Weekend

What better excuse to go all out...?

Valentine's Day Nails

by Annie Vischer |

Let's talk Valentine's Day nail art and manicures. It's that time of year again! Instagram feeds worldwide are being infiltrated with quirky Valentine's Day card designs, the rumour mill is rife with what Marks & Spencer are offering up in their Dine In For £10 Valentine's Day menu this year and Netflix have begun touting their vast collection of rom coms. Yep, Valentine's Day 2022 is well and truly imminent.

Whether you're planning on hunkering down with a lover and ordering in a romantic Deliveroo, clinking glasses with the girls, or dropping some long awaited January wages at a fancy restaurant, Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to up the ante in the manicure department. Let your love of all things pink, red and heart shaped shine - if only for a week.

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What Is Your Valentine's Day Manicure Style?

Whether you go all out or add a subtle Valentine's Day accent, what is your Valentine's Day Manicure style? If you're a nude nail polish loyalist that's no excuse not to get in on the action. You just have to look to nail pro Iram Shelton for inspiration. Why not add the tiniest of pink or red hearts to your everyday nail look?

If you don't fancy yourself a nail artist and think your attempts at tiny hearts are likely to end up more like splodges then there's an easy and inexpensive solution. Pick up Ciaté London's The Cheat Sheets Nail Stickers, £13 and transfer those pretty little hearts on in seconds. Cover with a topcoat and you've nailed it! Excuse the pun.

Shop: Ciaté London's The Cheat Sheets Nail Stickers, £13

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Ciatu00e8 Cheat Sheet Nail Wrap Kit, £13
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More of a loud and proud nail polish wearer? Check out Istagram's @imarninails designs. This negative half moon take on a classic red manicure is something else:

Whatever your manicure style there's a Valentine's Day look out there for you, and we've rounded up some of the best to provide all the inspiration you need...

Browse: The Best Valentine's Day Nail Designs To Take Inspiration From This Week

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Best Valentine's Day Nail Designs - 2021

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We are head over heels for this pretty pink heart design from Instagram's @iramshelton.

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This soft, pink take on an ombre manicure is a beautiful way of celebrating Valentine's Day with your nail look. Instagram's @overglowedit shows us how it's done.

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Instagram's @imarninails' negative half moon mani in bright red polish is everything. Talk about making a Valentine's Day statement!

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Keep things simple (ish) with this pink toned Skittles mani design from @iramshelton.

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Intricate nude illustrations on a base of matte red polish? Err yes please! If you fancy your nail art skills give this design a try, do you back yourself? Instagram's @imarninails' mind-blowing nude illustration nail designs are unbelievable and there's far more where that came from. Browse the rest here.

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A nude nail polish only type? You'll love this heart shaped nod to Valentine's day from Instagram's @iramshelton.

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So good we had to see it twice! We love this design from @iramshelton.

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A beautiful Valentine's Day nail design that we can't get enough of from Instagram's @overglowedit.

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Be still, our bleeding (ahem) heart.

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Hearts or cherries, who cares? We're into it.

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The two shades of heart are a genius modern refresh on your typical red ones.

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Not into your baby pinks? Use a rich, oxblood base and illustrate over them.

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Turn your French tips into an upside down love heart.

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This red and pink clashed French tip is a stroke of genius.

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These nails are giving us Anya Hindmarch vibes (in the very best way).

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Combining two of 2022's biggest nail trends (negative space and coloured French tips) was always going to be a good idea.

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There is something seriously pleasing about the contrast of pearly pink and scarlet red.

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