Valentine’s Nails For 2021

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner once again and, while dressing up for dinner and drinks might be off the cards this year, we think that’s all the more reason to make the most of what we can do! Giving yourself a set of gorgeous Valentine’s nails is one of the easiest ways you can mark the occasion and feel extra special, even if date night might be around your own dinner table this year. 

Looking for inspiration for your Valentine’s Day nails? Here at Naio Nails, we’ve put together a few of our favourite Valentine’s nail art ideas you can do at home without the need for the salon! Read on for 5 looks you’ll fall head over heels for.

First on our list of Valentine’s nail art designs is this stunning love heart look with marble detailing. This eye-catching design has been made with a base of one of our pretty nude pink gel polishes and the pink marble-look centre achieved with our Blooming Gel. You can also adapt the look to suit all skill levels by swapping the marble for a complementing red or pink hue. For the gorgeous gold heart shape outline, you could use gold foils, a gold nail art pen or simply a gold gel polish and fine nail art brush – the choice is yours!

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Or why not try these love heart nails from our very own Kirsty? These Valentine’s nails may look complex, but they’re surprisingly easy once you’ve learned the clever masking tape trick. You’ll need some red gel polish and white gel polish for this look, and some nail art crystals for the finishing touches!

Learn how to do it in our full tutorial: Easy Valentine’s Day Design.

Next on our list of Valentine’s nails to try is this gorgeous take on a classic french tip. These love heart nails are so elegant and so easy to achieve! All you need is a nude gel polish as your base coat and white gel polish to create your love hearts. 

We recommend tracing the shape of your hearts onto your nails first with a nail art brush before careful filling in the middle. For this look, your nails will need to be quite long and filed into an almond-shaped point in order to create the perfect love heart shape.

We also love this Valentine’s nail art, which features a little love heart paired with a fun 70’s-style wave at the tip! For these love heart nails, you’ll need three shades; a pale pink or nude for your base, a deep pink or red gel polish for your heart and tip of your nails, and bright pink gel polish to add the finishing touches and highlight your wave. This is another Valentine’s nail art design that looks best on almond or oval shape nails to match the curved shape of the wave. 

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And last but not least, if your vibe is more glam-goth than pretty in pink, we’ve got something for you too! This is the ultimate option for Valentine’s nails with a bit of an edge. This Valentine’s nail art design is a little more intricate, but if you’re a dab hand at manicures, or you have some time to practice (because let’s face it, who doesn’t at the moment) then it’s a perfect one to try. 

Watch our full video tutorial, where Kirsty shows exactly how it’s done: Anti-Valentines Nail Design.


Whatever your skill level, these are all Valentine’s nail art designs that you can do yourself at home! Give yourself the gift of beautiful nails this Valentine’s Day and beyond by exploring our full range of gel polish colours here at Naio Nails. 

Which look will you be wearing this year? Show us your Valentine’s nails by tagging us on Instagram, and check out our Valentine’s Day Nails playlist on YouTube for more options to try!

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