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Whether you’re headed out for a romantic date night or hanging out with your girlfriends, Valentine’s Day is definitely a special occasion worthy of a fabulous manicure.

If you’re looking to pamper yourself with a themed manicure for V-Day, this article is for you! We’ve compiled 20 unique nail ideas, to give you some inspiration and make your day extra special.

Classic Heart Nail Designs

Hearts are an everlasting symbol of love, so they’re a must-have when it comes to celebrating all things romance!

Minimalist Hearts

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If you’re not one for extra frills, go for simple polished nails with an adorably subtle heart as decoration.

Geometric Hearts

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Experiment with neat lines and swirls for a classy yet interesting manicure, featuring red hearts for a pop of colour.

Cut-out Hearts

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Try out this unique nail design and play with negative space to achieve a creative cut-out effect.

Inverted Hearts

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For a more striking nail look, take a look at these hearts with inverted colours, adding a unique twist to your heart nails.

Delicate Pink Nail Designs

These ideas are perfect if you love all things feminine and dainty, so let your nails be pretty in pink this Valentine’s Day!

Pearly Pink Details

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This detailed set includes designs like classic florals, pink plaid, and even delicate lace, for those who just can’t settle for one Valentine’s Day pattern.

Powder Pink Nails

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Go for a delicate look with a light pink pearlescent manicure, adorned with stunning details like flowers and ribbons.

Y2K Pink and Chrome

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If you prefer an edgier look for Valentine’s Day, these Y2K-inspired blush nails with silver chrome designs will add a touch of uniqueness to your look.

Pink Gradient

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For a simple manicure, experiment with gradients and mix light colours like pink and white for a smooth blending of these lovely shades.

Passionate Red Nail Designs

To make a statement with the colour most closely associated with love, go for a red nail on Valentine’s Day as a bold and romantic choice!

Velvet Hearts

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These nails have a luxurious velvet-like appearance, thanks to the polish’s cat-eye effect. They’re even embellished with crystals and heart stickers for added detail!

Red and White Details

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These unique nails combine red and white for a striking set of detailed designs, including cute rabbits and a playful lipstick mark.

Red Jelly Effect

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Hop on the jelly nail trend with these translucent red nails, a timeless and elegant manicure choice.

Red French Tips

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Put a spin on classic French tips with these nails! They utilise red instead of the usual white, adding a hint of romantic spirit with a subtle heart.

Dainty Coquette Nail Designs

The recent coquette craze has taken the beauty world by storm. Stay on top of trends and indulge your inner hopeless romantic by sporting coquette-inspired nails this Valentine’s Day!

White Ribbons

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Adorned with pearls, white ribbon charms and pearlescent white nail polish, these dainty French tips are perfect for fans of the delicate coquette aesthetic.

Strawberries and Lace

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These intricate nails combine charming hand-drawn strawberries with delicate lace-like patterns, for an exquisitely detailed nail look.

Classic Pearls

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For a simple nail look, adding small pearls to your nails will give you that extra sparkle while staying classy and elegant.

Balletcore Bows

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For fans of the balletcore trend, try out these nails that are covered with dainty bows and accented with light pink polish.

Romantic Themed Nail Designs

Looking for something even more unique and relevant to this celebration of love? We’ve got some ideas for you!

Candy Sweethearts

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These nails feature unique nail stickers referencing classic candy hearts with sweet and romantic messages, which are popularly given as Valentine’s Day gifts.

Rose Bouquet

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If you adore floral designs, why not embellish your nails with these beautiful roses that will last much longer than a real bouquet?

French Kisses

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Add a touch of playfulness to your classic French tips by decorating them with cute little hearts and lipstick marks, a charming tribute to the romance of Valentine’s Day.

Ace of Hearts

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The creative and unique design of these nails gives playing cards a more romantic spin, in line with the spirit of Valentine’s Day.

So, what are you waiting for? Head down to your nearest nail salon, and prepare to embrace the day of love with these uniquely romantic nail ideas!

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