Valentine day nail art pictures

15 Valentine’s Day Inspired Nail Art Tutorials

Valentine day nail art pictures

Valentine’s Day Nail Art Designs

Here are some fun Valentine’s Day nail ideas you can try out!

1. A Very Plaid Valentines Day

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I can’t resist picking up a plaid button down shirt when I go shopping. They’re my absolute weakness. So, you can imagine my delight about plaid on nails!

You Will Need

  • Red nail polish
  • Brown nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Tape
  • Nail striper

Tutorial

  1. You will need to paint your nails red as the base.
  2. Now, to create the plaid look, use a nail striper dipped in the brown polish to create the plaid pattern. We are using brown so that it looks subtle. Using a darker shade will come on too strong.
  3. Cut out the shape of a heart in some tape. Use that as a stencil for the nails of the middle and thumb fingers.
  4. Cut out strips for the nail of the index finger.
  5. You can do the heart for the ring finger and pinky by freehand or use a stencil if you need to.
  6. Seal it with a top coat, and you’re all set!

2. Colorful Valentines

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Use different shades of pink to create this colorful Valentines Day nail art. This one is for you if you’re a fan of stripes.

You Will Need

  • Light pink nail polish
  • Dark pink nail polish
  • Hot Pink nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Dotting tool

Tutorial

  1. Paint your nails with hot pink and white alternatively, where the nails for the thumb, the middle and pinky are hot pink and the rest, white.
  2. Wait for it to dry or apply a quick dry top coat.
    Cut strips of tape and place it at the center, vertically.
  3. Paint each side of the nail with colors which aren’t present on the nail already.
  4. Create dots in the middle stripe on one nail and alternate it with hearts on the next.
  5. It’s as easy as that! Finish it off with a top coat!

3. A Bright Valentine

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This cute nail art is chic and fun to create. The usage of pink, gold, and white brings this look together.

You Will Need

  • Pink nail polish
  • Gold nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Black nail polish
  • Nail striper
  • Dotting tool
  • Gold studs

Tutorial

  1. Paint the nails of your index and pinky fingers pink.
  2. Use gold as the accent and paint the ring finger with it.
  3. Paint the remaining middle finger and thumb nails white.
  4. Use a nail striper dipped in black nail polish to write the word ‘Love’ on your middle finger.
  5. With a dotting tool dipped in black polish, create polka dots.
  6. Place gold studs on the nails that you’ve painted pink, i.e. the index and pinky.
  7. Seal it all with a top coat!

4. Love in Morse

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Maybe you’re someone who doesn’t quite like expressing things in letters and words; maybe you like expressing your love in dots and lines.

This nail art spells out ‘Love’ in the morse code, and it couldn’t get any cuter!

You Will Need

  • Black nail polish
  • Gold nail polish
  • Gold string
  • Toothpick

Tutorial

  1. Look up the morse code for the word ‘Love’ and draw it down on a piece of paper.
  2. Cut the strings into the desired lengths.
  3. Start with black as the base for this nail art.
  4. Carefully place the string and create the dots with a toothpick dipped in gold nail polish.

5. Lipstick Marks

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“Your lipstick stains, on the front lobe of my left side brains…” I love this song by Train, and thought it was applicable in this situation, except the lipstick stains are on your nails this time!

Here’s another simple yet cute nail art, which is super easy to achieve!

You Will Need

  • Nude nail polish
  • Red nail polish
  • Nail striper
  • Dotting tool

Tutorial

  1. Start with nude as your base.
  2. Use a nail striper to create the shape of lips.
  3. Then, using a dotting tool dipped in the nude, create the texture of a lipstick stain as shown in the image.
  4. Seal it with a top coat, and you’re good to go!

6. A Rose Gold Valentines

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Okay, I’m in love with this one. How can I not? Anything rose gold, and I’m weak for it. The pastel is a beautiful shade that complements the look.

You Will Need

  • Rose gold nail polish
  • Pastel pink nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Nail striper
  • Reinforcement label (optional)

Tutorial

  1. Paint all your nails with the pastel pink shade.
  2. If you have good control, you can do this with a freehand. If you don’t, use a reinforcement label.
  3. Cut it in half and create a french manicure with the rose gold.
  4. Using the nail striper dipped in white create half moons near the cuticle.
  5. Seal it with a top coat, and you’ll have yourself a gorgeous manicure this Valentines Day!

Hearts and Roses Nail Designs

We’ve looked at some general Valentines Day nail art, now let’s take a look at nail art that are inspired by something that is super popular on this day—roses and hearts!

7. Roses and Stripes

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The combination of stripes and flowers looks quite cute in this nail art. You can get adorable nails like this in just a few steps!

You Will Need

  • Black nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Gold nail polish
  • Light pink nail polish
  • Dark pink nail polish
  • Tiny strips of tape
  • Fine paint brush or nail striper
  • Toothpick

Tutorial

  1. Start off with white as your base. Stick the tape in horizontal lines.
  2. Paint over it with black nail polish. After removing it, you should have black and white horizontal stripes.
  3. Use a toothpick dipped in gold nail polish to create polka dots.
  4. Create an imperfect blob with your paint brush dipped in light pink.
  5. Now, create concentric lines over the light pink with dark pink. It should look as though you are looking at the roses from a top view.
  6. Seal it with a top coat.

8. Vintage Floral Nail Art

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The beautiful hue of light blue goes really well with the pinks to create a vintage looking nail art. The addition of the polka dots just tops it all off!

It looks absolutely adorable.

You Will Need

  • Light blue nail polish
  • Pink nail polish
  • Nude-pink nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Fine paint brush
  • Toothpick

Tutorial

  1. Start with the light blue as the base.
  2. Create a rough blob with the nude pink.
  3. Mix the dark and nude pinks to create an in-between shade and create a flower petal texture in concentric rough semi-circles. Use the darker pink shade to add definition.
  4. Do these for all the nails and then, use a toothpick dipped in white polish to create polka dots.
  5. Seal it with a top coat.

9. One Heart Is All You Need

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Let’s not overcrowd things or make them too complicated. This is cute and super simple. If you’re an appreciator of anything minimalistic, then this one is for you.

You Will Need

  • Red nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Toothpick

Tutorial

  1. Paint your ring fingernail white as the base.
  2. The rest of your nails should be painted red.
  3. Create two dots in the middle of the ring finger.
  4. Use a toothpick to drag it down to create a heart.
  5. There you have it, a basic heart nail art!

10. Hole-Hearted

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Just as the name of this manicure suggests, you will literally be creating a hole- heart! Don’t worry it doesn’t hurt!

The usage of black and nude keeps it completely low key which is what I love.

You Will Need

  • Black nail polish
  • A piece of tape
  • A hole puncher in the shape of a heart
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paint brush

Tutorial

  1. Start off with black as the base color.
  2. On a piece of tape, punch a heart shaped hole.
  3. Place the tape on the nail of your choice.
  4. With the paint brush dipped in nail polish remover, clean up the area where the heart hole has been made.
  5. Carefully remove the tape, and seal it with a top coat.

11. Pastel Heart

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This one is an absolute must try for people who like using neutral-toned colors and keeping things on the down-low.

It’s also super easy and quick! So, try it out!

You Will Need

  • Nude pink nail polish.
  • White nail polish
  • Tiny white rhinestones
  • Paintbrush
  • Nail polish remover

Tutorial

  1. Paint all your nails with the nude pink shade.
  2. With a paintbrush, create a heart with white nail polish on the index and ring fingernails.
  3. Then, with a paintbrush dipped in nail polish remover, remove the white polish.
  4. Leave only a tiny line as shown.
  5. Place the rhinestones on the middle finger with some glue if your nail polish is too dry to stick on.
  6. Finish it all off with a top coat.

12. Ikat Hearts

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Ikat is a beautiful print. It looks lovely on clothing, so of course, we had to do this on nails! This is a fabulous take on hearts that don’t look too cheesy.

The concentric hearts reminds me of the credits for Powerpuff Girls!

You Will Need

  • Light purple nail polish
  • Purple nail polish
  • Dark purple nail polish
  • Fine paint brush

Tutorial

  1. Paint your nails with the 3 purple colors as the base. One color for each nail, and then repeat the sequence.
  2. Using a different color purple, create hearts as shown so that there is a contrast.
  3. Use a fine paint brush to outline the hearts with the third color.
  4. Then, create a small heart right in the middle.
  5. Easy isn’t it? Seal it with a top coat, and you’re set!

13. Sailor Striped Heart

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Oh my god! This one has got to be my favorite. Now, while I’m not a huge fan of hearts, it looks adorable on this nautical themed manicure.

You Will Need

  • White nail polish
  • Blue nail polish
  • Striped tape
  • Red nail polish
  • Fine paint brush

Tutorial

  1. Paint all your nails white, except for the ring finger. Paint only the tip white for this finger.
  2. Stick the pieces of tape horizontally. Even for the ring fingernail, only tape over the white part.
  3. Paint over it with blue.
  4. Carefully remove the tape after waiting a minute or so for it to dry.
  5. Using a fine paint brush dipped in red, create hearts.
  6. Finish it with a top coat, and you’re ready to sail, sailor!

14. Heartbeat

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If you don’t explicitly like hearts, roses and such, this is probably a good valentines day nail art option for you.

Who says the heartbeat as seen on a machine isn’t romantic?

You Will Need

  • Red nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Nail striper

Tutorial

  1. Start with your base as red.
  2. Once it is dry, use a nail striper dipped in white nail polish to create tiny horizontal lines from the left and right.
  3. After doing so, drag vertical lines up and down to resemble the heartbeat as represented on an EKG.
  4. That’s all! Finish it off with a top coat, and you’re done.

15. Heart French Tips

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We usually see the tips being white in the case of French manicures, and I must say, it never runs out of style.

But consider this, tiny hearts on your french manicure!

You Will Need

  • Red Nail Polish
  • White nail polish
  • Toothpick

Tutorial

  1. Paint the tips of all your nails red.
  2. Using a toothpick, create dots in pairs on the red tips.
  3. Now, pull it downwards from the middle of the dots to create tiny hearts.
  4. Seal it with a top coat, and you are good to go!

That brings us to the end of this Valentine’s Day-inspired hearts and roses nail tutorials. And even if it’s not valentines day, who says these can’t be done? Roses and hearts aren’t exclusive to that one day!

Love and flowers should be given to everyone around you all the time! So go ahead and try these out!

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