January 31, 2022News
Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a time of self-love and spending time with your nearest and dearest – whether they’re your partner or your best friend. If there’s one thing that we love about the holiday, it’s the heart-inspired nail art that floods our Instagram feeds.
Getting a nail appointment for Valentine’s Day can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. That’s why we’re sharing our favourite Valentine’s Day nail art ideas that you can create at-home. We all love an at-home manicure as the ultimate form of self-care. Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other or getting ready for Galentine’s Day, it’s the perfect time to get your nail kit out.
Valentine’s Day nail art trends are all about rediscovering our love for classic red and pink shades – as well as incorporating hearts and symbols of love. You can keep it minimalistic with a French manicure or go all out with an ombre look. Read on to discover the Valentine’s Day nail art ideas that we’re loving for 2022.
You don’t need to be a professional nail tech to experiment with Valentine’s Day nail art. One of our favourite looks is by the Instagram user @naileditbeauty. Her classic scalloped manicure is given a Valentine’s Day inspired makeover with red tips and a ‘Queen of Hearts’ accent nail.
If you don’t feel confident about your free-hand painting skills, you can replicate this look using a nail sticker instead. Don’t forget to accessorise your new nails with a quirky heart-shaped ring.
“L is for the way you look at me…”
Wear your heart on your fingernails by spelling out the word love. We’re obsessed with the minimalistic look of @betina_goldstein’s Valentine’s Day nails. While this will require an artistic outlook, this nail art is easier to create than you might expect. Start with a clear base code to give your nails a groomed look, before dipping an eyeliner brush into a white nail polish. Add a heart to your thumb nail to finish off the look.
Feel like being more colourful? You can recreate this look in a bold neon or an effortlessly chic pastel shade.
Not everyone wants to go all out for their Valentine’s Day nails. If you’re a fan of getting a longer wear out of your nails, you might want to give a subtle nod to the holiday. If that sounds like you, we’ve got just the perfect at-home Valentine’s Day manicure for you.
Ombre is a nail trend that is effortlessly feminine and chic. You can give the trend a Valentine’s Day update by choosing two shades of pink that remind you of the season of love. If you feel like being bolder, swap out the pink hues for red and wear your heart on your sleeve. We love that this look nail art is one that is romantic, without being too in your face. It’s one we’ll be wearing throughout the spring and summer.
We’re all rediscovering the trends from the noughties – including our goth phases. If you prefer to stick to neutrals like black, we’ve got the Valentine’s Day nail art for you. This black heart nail art by @betina_goldstein shows that it’s not all red roses and pink cookies.
As a monochrome look, you’ll pain three of your nails a classic black shade before adding a black heart to your middle and index finger. This nail art is easy for beginners as you can use a template or sticker to create the perfect heart-shaped art. Don’t forget to add a clear coat of varnish to your accent nails for a well-manicured look.
Are you loyal to your classic French manicure? You can give it an update for Valentine’s Day by switching out your classic white tips for hearts. While this look requires a little more skill you could also recreate it with the help of nail stickers.
Start with a solid pink base before focusing a small group of asymmetrical hearts around the tip of your nails. An eyeliner brush or paint brush can help you create a smaller heart if you’re working by hand. The finish product will look like a traditional French manicure from afar, before revealing itself to be an array of hearts.
Which of these Valentine’s Day nail art looks will you be recreating at home? Let us know in the comments below!
Do you want to give your look an easy refresh? Your nails are something you can change every day of the week if you want to. While we often think “new hair, new me”, the philosophy is the same with your nails. You can use them as a way of showing how you’re feeling and wearing your aesthetic on your sleeves (or rather, nails!). If you’re someone who likes to play it safe with your clothes and makeup, then your nails are the perfect opportunity to have a little fun and experiment with the latest trends.
Doing our nails is one of our favourite past times. Whether you like to splurge on set of acrylics or prefer to do it yourself, we all love to have a nail polish colour. It’s a simple way to elevate any look and to make you look effortlessly put together. Every cosmetic brands has their own line of nail polishes, not to mention professional nail artists who have turned their hand to releasing their own colours. If you’re ever in the mood to treat yourself, Chanel is one nail polish brand you might not have considered before. Spoiler alert: these nail polishes are more than just fancy packaging.
There’s no denying that autumn and winter nail trends are some of our favourites. Out of all the 2021 nail trends that you need to know, green nails have become our new go-to. In fact, we’re betting that they’re the nail color everyone is going to be wearing this winter. There’s something whimsical about forest green that has us becoming the ‘main character’ on our morning Starbucks run.
Booking in for a manicure is the ultimate act of self-care. It’s an opportunity to take some time to relax and unwind. Our nail techs are our unofficial therapist, listening to our problems while giving us a new nail look. With summer changing to autumn, it’s the perfect time to book in to see your favourite nail tech and change up your look. You don’t have to say goodbye to pastel and bright shades, but it’s a chance to try out more understated nail art trends.