5 Fun Manicure Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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I stopped caring about Valentine’s Day years ago. But the birth of my son and an impromptu trip to T.J. Maxx really got me in the mood to decorate for Valentine’s Day this year. So many things are different now—holidays included—and I’ve been thinking about how homes are not the only spots we can decorate for the holidays. We can also adorn ourselves! A festive sweatshirt or subtle heart earrings can adds a little fun to V-Day. Plus, a cute Valentine’s Day manicure is a sweet way to treat yourself. 

When it comes to finding a style that shows your love for Valentine’s Day, the possibilities are endless. No matter if you love pink, red, white, or all three, there is something for everyone. Personally I’m a little biased so I always choose a nice soft pink (think Pink Panther) as my base color. 

To help you find a cute design in time for the special day that celebrates love, we’ve rounded up five Valentine’s Day manicure ideas—plus, products to help you get the look!

 

1. Pink Nail Polish + Valentine’s Day Nail Decals

Sweet and pretty, adding V-Day stickers to your favorite red or pink polish is an easy way to celebrate the day.

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LIGHTS LAQUER

Candy Girl Nail Polish

Use this sweet pink as a base before you add Valentine's Day-themed nail stickers.

Valentine's Day heart decals
OLIVE & JUNE

Heart to Heart Nail Art Stickers

If you’re looking to create an accent nail with your manicure, these Heart to Heart stickers are just for you. Whether you want to mix and match them or stick to 1-2 stickers per hand, you can create the manicure of your dreams. And get this—they are completely affordable! 

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Target

Essie Limited-Edition Valentine's Day 2022 Nail Polish

Essie released a Valentine’s Day Nail Polish Collection and we cannot get enough of them! From colors with names like "Lips are Sealed" and "Respond with a Kiss," they are the right mix of subtle and demure.

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OLIVE & JUNE

Everyday Bouquet Nail Art Stickers

Did someone say, "flowers for me?" In case you need to give someone a subtle hint to gift you flowers this February 14, this cute decal set will do the trick.

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Target

Olive & June Nail Polish

For a lighter pink hue, try this GH color from Olive & June.

 

2. Valentine’s Day Ombre Nails

No rule that says you have to paint all your nails the same color! We love the ombre mix in this Valentine’s Day-themed set.

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OLIVE & JUNE

Be Mine Nail Polish Set

This nail polish set features hand-picked shades for Valentine's Day so you can create an amazing ombre manicure.

3. Valentine’s Day Heart Tips

From by Auda B Beauty, these heart-tipped nails are bold and fun!

 

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Auda B Beauty

Pucker Up Baby Pink Nail Polish

Grab this classic pink for V-Day and wear it all year long. Plus, Auda B's polishes are vegan, cruelty-free, and PETA-certified.

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Auda B Beauty

Cali Girl Red Nail Polish

This pretty red Cali Girl color is both fun and flirty!

 

4. Try Valentine’s Day Nail Wraps

Nail wraps are a cute yet low-maintenance way to achieve a Valentine’s-inspired manicure.

 

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ETSY | SAWYER & SCOUT

Love at First Sight Nail Wraps Set

This design features the classic red associated with Valentine’s Day with accent nails that have red hearts and gold foil on them. If you love the idea of festive nails, this nail wraps set is for you.

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ETSY | CLEBLE NAILS

Valentine's Day Nail Wraps Set

Featuring accent nails with a pink base and red heart designs, this nail wraps set is sure to turn heads.

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ETSY | SAWYER & SCOUT

Heart Attack Transparent Nail Wraps Set

Wear these nail wraps on their own or with a pretty Valentine's-themed color underneath.

 

5. Valentine’s Day Press-On Kits

Let press-on kits do the nail design for you, from classic Valentine’s Day designs to cute conversation hearts!

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KISS

Nobody Else Press-On Nails Set

This limited-edition press-on nails kit features 28 nails and adhesive tabs or nail glue to help you determine how long you want to wear your nails.

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OLIVE & JUNE

Vampy Press-On Nails Set

These limited-edition press-on nails are for the rebel at heart. We especially love that the nails are made from recycled materials.

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DASHING DIVA

Soft Kiss Press-On Nails Set

Want salon gel nails without the wait time? Say hello to this cute press-on set that has 30 nails and allows you to create the manicure of your dreams.

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KISS

Love Hue Press-On Nails Set

This press-on set was too special not to include! It features two nail kits—one for you and a friend—that can help bring a special meaning to Valentine's Day. No matter if you're single or merely catching up with a gal pal, wearing these complementary manicures during brunch are so cute.

Valentine's Day French manicure
CLUTCH NAILS

I Luv Me Heart-Shaped Press-On Nails Set

Whether you're a fan of candy hearts or not, this set pays homage to them. They have a stiletto nail shape, glossy finish, and are an updated take on the classic French manicure. What more can you ask for?

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