Easy Valentine's Day Nail Art Ideas

Updated on January 24, 2016

Being in love with someone special is the most wonderful feeling in the world!! There is no particular time or day to express love for your sweetheart, but Valentine's Day is one of the special days in every lover's life. People always show their feelings for their beloved on 14th February.

Hot Pink Polka Dots with Black 3D Decals for Nail Art
Hot Pink Polka Dots with Black 3D Decals for Nail Art | Source

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Every girl wants to look perfect on this special day, regardless of whether she is going out with her love or having a party with friends. Usually, girls like to dress up in red or pink on Valentine's Day because these colors are the symbol of love. But, I feel we should wear what we love and in this way, we can enhance our beauty.

These days, nail art has become so popular that everyone is looking for an excuse to have a manicure. It has become a very important part of our style. It also shows what we feel and we can express our feeling with our nail designs.

Wearing a plain red nail lacquer doesn't look cool to me. I think there are many other girls like me who love to wear different nail art on every occasion.

So, I plan to share some amazing Valentine's Day nail art ideas with you. I always try to share some tips and tricks with which you can create some stunning manicures at home.

I have also used the theme of Valentine's Day in my manicures including some hearts and flowers in reds and pinks.

3D Heart nails mani
3D Heart nails mani | Source

Additional Tip:

I did stamping nail art on the ring finger nail. I used an image design with a center so that I can apply a heart 3D decal in it.

3D Heart Nail Art

Items required:

  1. Nail polish colors: baby pink and red
  2. French manicure tips: V-shape
  3. 3D decals with stone
  4. Quick dry top coat

It is quite an easy nail art design. You can do it easily without getting messy hands. Follow these steps:

  1. Apply baby pink nail polish for the base. I have used a nude shade because it gives a perfect finish for French manicures.
  2. Now, apply the V-shape French manicure stencils on your nails.
  3. Apply red polish carefully, remove the stencils and let the polish dry.
  4. Finally, take some 3D decals and apply as required.
  5. Seal your design with a quick dry top coat and your Valentine's Day nails are ready.

Pink Red glitter nail art with transfer foil
Pink Red glitter nail art with transfer foil | Source

Pink Glittery Nails

Items required:

  1. Pink and red nail polish
  2. Red glitter powder
  3. Transfer foil glue
  4. Red transfer foil

Transfer foil tip:

Apply one coat of red nail polish or whatever color goes with your nail art. Let it dry and apply foil glue. Wait for few seconds until your glue becomes transparent and sticky. Now apply transfer foil carefully to your nails and press it firmly with your finger tip or Q-tips. Remove the foil and the design will transfer on your nails. Finally, apply the top coat and it is ready.

For this nail art, I have applied two coats of pink nail polish and then sprinkled some red glitter powder on the nails. On the ring finger nail, I tried to give some glittery contrast with red foil. Seal your nails with quick drying top coat. It will give a glossy and long lasting finish.

It took 5-10 minutes to complete design.

Red LOVE Valentine's Day Nail Art

How about using LOVE word in the nail art? Here is another easy DIY nail art idea for Valentine's Day.

  1. I have applied white nail paint for the base.
  2. Then, I added a red French manicure with striping tape to give a smooth finish.
  3. After this, I used a dotting tool to write LOVE on my nails. How about a heart instead of "O" in "LOVE"? I feel it looks cool.
  4. Highlight with golden dots along the edges of the French manicure.
  5. Lastly, I added a layer of quick dry top coat to complete my nails.

Girls need lots of time to get ready, and if we are talking about Valentine's Day, then it is going to take even longer, right? Most girls must be planning to wear something red or pink on this day, and lots of other things to do to get ready and Oh My God!! you've forgotten to get your nails ready!!!

Here is a nail art design for those who are in a hurry.

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Red Love Nail Art with Polka Dots
Red Love Nail Art with Polka Dots
Red Love Nail Art with Polka Dots | Source

Fuzzy Hearts Nail Art

For this design I have tried a velvet nail art technique to make some fuzzy hearts on my nails.

Items required:

  1. Nail polish colors: white, red, pink and orange.
  2. Flocking velvet powder: red, pink and orange.
  3. Thin nail art brush and medium size dotting tool.

Red Pink Velvet Nail Art
Red Pink Velvet Nail Art | Source

Fuzzy nails tip:

Do not apply top coat on velvet powder.

For this nail art design, just follow these easy steps:

  1. First of all, apply two even coats of white nail polish and let them dry completely. You can put your fingers in ice-cold water to speed up the drying speed. Make sure that your white base is completely dry. If it stays wet, then the velvet powder will stick where you don't want it.
  2. Now, make a big heart with red nail polish and sprinkle red velvet powder on it. You can use stencils to draw hearts if you can't make fine hearts with a brush.
  3. Repeat step 2 and make some pink hearts.
  4. Finally, add some polka dots with orange nail polish and your Valentine's day nail art is ready.

Wine Heart Nail Art

Here is an another nail art idea for Valentine's Day.

Items required:

  1. China Glaze nail polish colors: Pure Elegance and Don't Make Me Wine
  2. White and silver dotting pen.
  3. Quick dry top coat
  4. French Tips.

For this Valentine's Day manicure, I used China Glaze nail polish.

  1. Apply 1 coat of Pure Elegance nail polish for the base of the design.
  2. Now, apply the French tips, and then Don't Make Me Wine nail polish.
  3. The next step is to add some accessories to the design. I have added some hollow hearts and heart-shaped stones on it.
  4. Complete the nail art with some white and silver polka dots.
  5. Be creative!! You don't need to copy the same design. Try your own..:)

Wine Heart nail art for Valentine's Day
Wine Heart nail art for Valentine's Day | Source

Red LOVE Nail Art

Valentine's Day is all about LOVE. So, why not express it with your nail art. For this, you need to have some experience with free hand designing. You can try drawing your design on paper first.

Things required:

  1. Nail polish colors: white and nude.
  2. Red Acrylic paint or red nail art pen.
  3. Quick dry top coat.
  4. Red transfer foil and foil glue.
  5. French tips: Y style.

Additional tips:

I used transfer foil for the heart on the ring finger nail. It gives a metallic finish. Anyhow, it is little messy on my nails. I was in a hurry while doing it and my base nail polish was not completely dry.

Steps for the LOVE Valentine's Day nail art:

  1. First of all, apply nude nail polish by China Glaze. Let it dry.
  2. Now, apply Y-style French manicure tips and apply white nail polish. This makes a heart shape on the nails.
  3. Then, use red acrylic paint to write "LOVE"' and paint the some hearts.
  4. You can also use a red nail art pen for designing.
  5. Finally, apply a top coat on your nails to make it shiny and long lasting.

Red LOVE nail art for Valentine's Day
Red LOVE nail art for Valentine's Day | Source
Heart nail art with water marble nail art technique
Heart nail art with water marble nail art technique | Source

Additional tip:

When you dip your finger in the water, the nail polish will be applied on your nails as well as its sides. So, for easy cleaning, you can cover your finger with paper tape, Vaseline or liquid tape.

Heart Water Marble Nail Art

You can also create Valentine's Day nail art with a water marble technique. It's an easy technique if you have a suitable nail polish brand. I always use China Glaze nail polish for this effect.

Items required:

  1. At least two nail polish colors.
  2. Clean water in a glass or bowl
  3. Toothpick

Follow these steps:

  1. Put a drop of each nail polish color alternately in the glass of water. Repeat it 5-6 times.
  2. Quickly take a toothpick and start making a design in the water.
  3. Now, dip your finger in the water and remove it slowly.
  4. Use a toothpick to take off any excess polish.
  5. Finally, apply a top coat.

I hope you like my nail art ideas for Valentine's Day. Please share your suggestions and comments.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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        Jasmeet Kaur 

        2 years ago from India

        Thanks dear

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        2 years ago

        Simply beautiful.I'm amazed.

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