Valentine’s Day isn’t just a holiday where everything from chocolates to kitschy kitchen goods gets bit by the love bug. Unsurprisingly, it’s one of the best holidays for truly next-level nail art — and is it just us, or is extra good this year?
That said, if you’re not in the mood to spend time and money at the salon, we’ve got you covered with plenty of ways to channel V-day spirit right at your fingertips. From whimsical heart-adorned top coats to classic romantic hues of ballet pink and crimson, we’ve got nine reasons to love your mani ahead.
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Olive & June Glitter Heart Ombre Press-Ons
These mesmerizing hazy pastel pressies from
Olive & June will have everyone asking you if they’re gel. (Being a muse is exhausting, I know.) Olive & June Glitter Heart Ombre Press-Ons, $, available at Olive & June
Tenoverten Love Ln
It is love at first sight with Tenoverten’s new, aptly-named Love Ln (which fun fact, is an actual street in Brooklyn).
Tenoverten Love Ln, $, available at Tenoverten
Chillhouse Heart Strings Chill Tips Press-On Nails
These quirky Chillhouse press-ons subtly evoke the feeling of your loved one(s) tugging at your heartstrings — in the chicest way possible, of course.
Chillhouse Heart Strings Chill Tips Press-On Nails, $, available at Revolve
Ulta Beauty Nail Gems You’re Pearlfection
We can’t think of a better way to accessorize your new jewelry gift (
hint hint!) than with some delicate pearls on your nails. Dot one accent nail for an understated sparkle, or go all out with more-is-more bling on all ten fingers. Ulta Beauty Collection Nail Gems You’re Pearlfection, $, available at Ulta
Olive & June Vampy Heart Press-Ons
For a less showy take on lovey-dovey nail art, Olive & June’s subtle, short-length peach tips feature a burgundy mini heart at the center of each nail.
Olive & June Vampy Heart Press-Ons, $, available at Olive & June
Essie Gel Couture in Matter of Fiction
Something about barely-there pink feels so right for love month, no? Plus, we wouldn’t be surprised if this long-wear formula lasts longer than your last hookup.
Essie Gel Couture in Matter of Fiction, $, available at Ulta
Nails Inc. Red Velvet Please
Can’t just pick one? Pick up this quartet of extra-sweet polishes (inspired by our favorite crimson cake) ranging from ivory to oxblood.
Nails Inc. Red Velvet Please Nail Polish Quad Set, $, available at Sephora
J. Hannah Gamay
This appropriately named burgundy polish perfectly evokes your favorite glass of red. The shade is allegedly inspired by a wine-stained mouth — pretty sensual stuff if you ask us.
J. Hannah Gamay (Glacé Tint), $, available at J. Hannah
Gucci Glossy Nail Polish in Goldie Red
It’s a classic for a reason! While we basically consider red a neutral at this point, nothing brings the va-va-voom energy like red-hot vermillion.
Gucci Glossy Nail Polish in Goldie Red, $, available at Sephora
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