Before you even consider a french manicure for the most romantic day of the year (just don’t), take a look at these cool ideas that will score you so many more compliments. The best part is, they don’t require a celebrity nail technician to achieve, but everyone will think you paid mega-bucks for one.
“Love you like XO!” Beyoncé would totally approve of (and rock) sparkly scarlet talons with white X’s and O’s on them. Just paint two coats of this Red Carpet Manicure lacquer on each, then use a white nail art pen to draw on the letters. PS—the polish is made from real rubies. #Luxe
Try Red Carpet Manicure Dazzling Gems Nail Polish in Lady in Red ($11.99, ulta.com) and Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pen in White ($6, drugstore.com)
Can’t decide which pink or red shade to go with on V-Day? Go for an ombré mix of both—the result is 100% sweet without all the cals.
Try Essie Nail Color in Fiji ($8.50, beauty.com), Spaghetti Strap, Mod Squad, Secret Stash, and Bachelorette Bash (in that order).
On February 14th, we like to live by the motto: “Go big or go home with your nail art.”