Crush-Worthy Nail Art Inspirations for Valentine’s Day 2017

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re heading out with your bae or just watching Netflix with your girl friends in your pyjamas, there’s always no harm to give your nails some pretty makeover! It’s definitely no joke that holidays always produce the most festive and beautiful fingertips. After seeing all those jaw dropping Christmas and Halloween nails, it’s time to add whimsical and romantic accents to your nails.  Without further do, let’s check out these lovely inspirations I’ve rounded up! Regardless you’re looking for the perfect shade of red, hearts, or “XOs”, you’re bound to find what you adore here!

1. Red Heart Tip Nails
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Source: Pouted

 

Looking for something minimal and elegant, this red heart tipped manicure will make you fall head over heels.Besides, it is also very easy to create even though you’re a newbie.

Instructions: 

1. Shape your nails into a point tip as this will be the point of your heart.

2. Then, paint your nails with base coat. When your base coat is fully dried, paint it with your ideal base colour.

3. When all the layers are dried, use red nail colour and create two humps starting from the outer edges of your nail about half-way down your nail. And let them meet in the middle to create a heart shape.

4. If you want to amp up the glam, you can always add some rhinestone embellishments to create a sparkling heart tip.

5. Lastly, finish off by painting a layer of top coat.

Video tutorial -> Here

2. Artistic and Colourful Hearts Nails
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Source: Beauty Stat

If you’re the artistic girl who wants to express your personality, pick this non-quintessential design. The combination of pink and blue hearts shows off your fun and bright side. While the black swatches of stripes add a splash of edge.

Instructions: 

1. Apply base coat for all your nails.

2. When the base coat is fully dried, apply 2 coats of white nail colour.

3. When all the layers are dried, use a striping brush and draw a heart with pink nail polish.

4. Repeat step 3 by drawing a heart with with blue nail polish at the upper half of the nail.

5. When all the hearts are dried, use a striping brush and draw strokes with a swiping motion.

6. Then, finish off with a top coat for a glossy finish.

3. XOXO Red Nails  
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Source: Beauty Inspiration Insta

Your nails can never be wrong for Valentine’s Day when you paint it with a classic red. I extremely adore the xoxo words and hearts detailing as they definitely make these red nails stand out!

Instructions: 

1. Apply base coat for all your nails.

2. When the base coat is fully dried, apply red nail polish. Make sure you paint two layers to get that solid and beautiful red hue.

3. When all the layers are dried, use a striping brush and draw hearts and xoxo.

4. When all the layers are dried, paint your nails with top coat for a glossy finish.

4. Red Nails with A Hint of Gold Metallic 
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Source: Nail_Unistella

Make a red nail instantly more glamorous with a hint of gold metallic.

Instructions: 

1. Apply base coat for all your nails.

2. When the base coat is completely dried, apply gold metallic nail polish to your half moons.

3. When the layers are completely dry. It’s time to fill in the rest of the nail in your favourite red nail polish. But I highly recommend you to opt for a chilly red as it will make the gold pops!

4. Lastly, finish off with a topcoat.

5. Neutral Shine
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Source: Cassmariebeauty

If you’re color-shy and prefer subtle manner manicures. This neutral shine is the perfect choice for you as the sparkling detailing is everything you need for a killer nail look!

Instructions: 

1. Apply base coat for all your nails.

2. When the base coat is completely dried, apply a sheer coat of nude polish and let them dry.

3.Then, it’s time to layer different styles of glitter nail polish and use stripping brush to draw some polka dots and sparkles which will complement the glitters.

4. Lastly, finish off with a topcoat.

 

6. Graphics On Point Valentine’s Day Nails
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Source: Nailsalonavarice

If you want to show off your bold and fun side, try this nude and black nails with graphic paintings on it. A Valentine’s Day manicure that’s graphic not gushy. If you’re a newbie, this might get a little messy as it requires a lot of D.I.Y. Hence, I suggest you to search for a nail artist who can nail this job.

7. Red and White Nails with Stripes, Dots and Glitter Accent 
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Source: Pouted

The most common colours that are used for this occasion are red, white, pink and black. If you have a hard time in choosing the colours that you like and make your hands catchier. Why not opt for the combination of red and white?

Instructions: 

1. Apply base coat for all your nails.

2. When the base coat is completely dried, apply red and white nail polishes in an alternative method and let dry.

3.Then, it’s time to use stripping brush and draw the dots and stripes. If you want to amp up the glam, paint a layer of glitter on one of the red nails.

4. Lastly, finish off with a topcoat.

8. “Fluttering Hearts” Nails 
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Source: Elle

If you have a thing for graphic, you’ll definitely mesmerised by this gorgeous inspo. The black outline of the hearts and the imperfect accent are the highlights as it gives off an artistic vibe.

9. Floating Hearts 
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Source: Cassmariebeauty

Here is another option for those who are colour shy. The pale pink colour will inject a feminine accent to your look. While the hearts will give off a romantic vibe.

Instructions: 

1. Apply base coat for all your nails.

2. When the base coat is completely dried, apply pale pink nail polishes on every fingernails.

3.Then, it’s time to use stripping brush and paint some gold dots and hearts.

4. Lastly, finish off with a topcoat for a glossy look.

10. Red Ombre Nails
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Source: Jessicawashick 

Couldn’t decide the perfect shade of red for your nails? I’ve got you covered! Why not go for red ombre nails when you can have all the red hues you adore.

Instructions: 

1. Apply a white base coat for all your nails.

2. Then cover the surrounding skin with nail latex to protect from inevitable overspill.

3. Apply the colours you want in a lined up form on a makeup sponge and dab it onto your nail.

4. Repeat and reapply polish until you receive your desired effect.

5. Lastly, finish off your nail with a top coat (which will act as a final ombre-ing tool, melting the colours together once more).

Check out this Instagram video by @ohmygoshpolish for a clearer picture.

 

 

 

That’s all for today’s V Day nail art inspo topic. I hope you find it interesting and informative.

Please do not hesitate in telling me which is your favourite. If you happen to try it, show us your results, we would love to see it!

Till next time and don’t forget to be awesome!

“Life is too short to have naked nails”

 

 

 

 

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