Happy Valentines Day Acrylic Nails
Got lots of red nail polish leftover from the holiday season? Good news: You can use it for Valentine’s Day nail art. The color is classic year-round, of course, but with love in the air and hearts serving as the main symbol of the mushiest day of the year, red has become all but the official color of Valentine’s Day and, thus, a solid choice for celebrating via manicure.
Though, when we say it’s a solid choice, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to a solid shade when you do your nails for Valentine’s Day. Work that red into heart shapes or French tips; and while you’re at it, incorporate a few other romance-related colors, like pinks and even black. There are so many cute and clever nail-art ideas out there — some easy enough to DIY, and others you’ll probably want to take to your favorite nail professional (if you feel comfortable to do so).
We’ve rounded up some of the sweetest Valentine’s Day manicure ideas out there to inspire you to wear your heart on your nails. Keep scrolling to fall in love with some adorable nail art.
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Tiny Heart Accents
“Inspired by a retro video game aesthetic, this look is super fun to recreate at home,” says nail artist Rachel Messick. “Start with a milky white or nude base, using a thin striping brush to create small white rectangles and deep magenta loops — then create some minimalist hearts and dots using a toothpick or narrow dotting tool.” Product-wise, Messick recommends the Static Nails Liquid Glass Lacquer in Bubble Bath for your base, Essie’s Cherry on Top for the heart details, and OPI’s Alpine Snow for the white rectangles