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17 Valentine's Day Nail Art Designs We Love

Whether you plan to go out for romantic dinner or stay in for a movie marathon, celebrate the season of love with these Valentine's Day nail art ideas. These designs are sure to make you swoon.

Ikat Heart Nails

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Just grab three of your favorite pink polishes and a striping brush to try out this trendy, fabric-inspired look for Valentine's Day. The finished look will impress and nobody has to know just how simple it was to achieve.

Scrabble Tile Nail Art

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We give One Nail to Rule them All triple word score for this board game-inspired nail look. Stickers create flawless letters over a coat of neutral polish. We can't help but l-o-v-e this innovative nail art.

Photo: Photo: One Nail to Rule them All

Velvety Heart Nail Art

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Velvet is all over the fashion scene, so why not try the texture on your nails with this nail art tutorial? If you want to rock a velvet look, try our secret ingredient: flocking powder

Floral Heart Nail Art

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Every girl loves hearts and flowers on Valentine's Day! Combine the two icons with this floral and heart nail art tutorial for a look that's fresher--and longer lasting--than any bouquet.

Studded Heart Nail Design

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Demelza of Demelza's World adds a little toughness to a traditionally girly heart manicure with studs. The best part? The painted heart doesn't have to be perfect. You'll cover the edges with gold beads.


Photo: Photo: Demelza's World

Heart Accent Nail Art

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If you don't want to freehand a heart shape, use tape to create the look. Apply red and gold polish for every day, or play up the romantic Valentine's Day vibe with pink and white polish. This quick accent nail is perfect for a last minute mani.

Ombre Striped Heart Nail Design

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This Valentine's Day mani plays with a gradiant pink stripes for a romantic ombre effect. Nail It! uses ombre stripes, clean lines, and mini hearts for this lovely look.

Aqua Hearts Nail Art

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Who says Valentine's Day needs to be all pink and red? Whitney'nail design plays in a blue and white color scheme. We love the less traditional approach of these nail art hearts.

Photo: Photo: xoxo Alexis Leigh

Pretty Pink Heart Nail Art

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With glitter and pink hearts, this nail art tutorial by The Crafty Ninja will show your softer side on Valentine's Day. Grab some tape and find out the secret to this pretty mani.

Photo: Photo: The Crafty Ninja

Valentine’s Nail Art Using Water Decals

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Owls are at the top of our adorable animal list, so why not show off your animal instincts with a mixed maniIf you aren't comfortable with freehanded nail art designs, try water decals. Chickettes shows you how to apply them for a flawless finish.

Photo: Photo: Chickettes

Diagonal Striped Nails with a Tiny Heart

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These nautical-insipred nails say it all: Hello, Sailor. Daily Something uses a stamping tool to create the stripes, making this nail look both simple and stylish. Rock this mani on Valentine's Day, or skip the heart for an everyday look. 

Photo: Photo: Daily Something

XOXO Nail Art Design

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If hearts aren't your thing, check out this Xs and Os inspired mani. Californails says using a nail art pen for this tutorial may be cheating, but we think it's brilliant, especially for a dash-out-the-door mani.

Photo: Photo: The Crafty Ninja

Metallic Hearts Nail Design

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Edgy meets romantic in this tutorial by Nailed IT. You can use nail art pens to draw hearts on every nail, like these show, or sketch a quick heart on an accent nail for an understated--and faster--Valentine's Day mani.

Photo: Photo: Nailed IT

Hearts, Hugs & Kisses Nail Art Design

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With glitter, hearts, and Xs and Os, these nails could quickly go over the top, but Nails Art Tutorial grounds the glitz with black polish, making the look wearable as well.

Photo: Photo: Nails Art Tutorial

Love Spell Valentine’s Day Nail Art

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Cast a love spell on your Valentine with nail art by Rebecca Likes Nails. The bright pink and red polishes stand out against the black background in a way that reminds us of '90s gel pens.

Photo: Photo: Rebecca Likes Nails

Stamped Hearts Nail Art

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With red nail polish, stamped hearts, and a smattering of sparkles, this nail art by Rebecca Likes Nailsis hot for Valentine's Day. The tutorial uses a stamping tool to make it easy, so there's no need to fret if you haven't mastered freehand nail design. 

Photo: Photos: Rebecca Likes Nails

Pink Gradient Heart Nails

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If you want to rock pink polish for Valentine's Day but can't decide on a single shade, you'll love this gradient nail art tutorial by Blondes Love Cupcakes. Choose multiple shades, plus glitter for a winning look.

Photo: Blondes Love Cupcakes

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