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Valentine's Day Nail Designs

It is hard to think of a more romantic time of the year than February because of St. Valentine's Day! It’s  is a great time for you to show off your love of romance and get your hands into great shape for the date that you will surely be going on. This gallery with Valentine’s Day nail art and designs will help you with this.

A manicure is about more than just looking good, it is a way to treat yourself to some “me” time and find a way to express yourself. There are so many options when it comes to getting a perfect nail design for this romantic day, and don't worry about trying something new out. You might just love it, and you are sure to turn some heads too!

A Day For You

If you never treat yourself, make this holiday the first time you do. Most women feel a little bit guilty about splurging on themselves and a manicure is a great way to spoil yourself and show everyone how much you value your appearance. There are so many options that are available to you in a nail salon, and if this is your first time don't worry about having some over the top art pushed on you. 

A good start is getting your fingers cleaned up and having a high quality polish that you love to put on. Your manicurist is a professional, and he / she will do a great job on your hands. It doesn't seem like much if you have never done it before, but getting a manicure can make a big difference in how you feel about yourself.

You might be really surprised with how much you like to have professionally manicured hands, and you will always remember that it was Valentine’s Day when you decided to start making an investment in you.

Valentine's Day Nail Art

Let’s face it, we are all sort of drawn to having some outrageous nail art. The colors that you can get away with around Valentine's Day are a real treat too, and if you are normally skittish about wearing bright red this is your chance to have a blast.

There are a lot of options for you to choose from, and you might have a hard time knowing where to begin. Think about having some bright and glittery colors. They are so brilliant to see, and hearts are all the rage this time of the year.

Don't think that you have to cover all of your nails in glittery pink and gold, there are many designs that rely on the judicious use eye-catching elements to really make a big splash. You can just have a few little accents applied to your festive nails, and it is sure to be a great look.

For those of you who aren't so bashful about manicure, this holiday is a great time to pull out all of the stops and let loose.  Reds and pinks are really hot, and you can let your manicurist apply the deep gloss and jewels liberally. Using abstract forms can make your fingers really beautiful and if you want, reds really lend themselves to being used for two-tone design cues.

Bring On The Sparkles!

If you are going to stick with the traditional romantic palette of bright, warm colors you have a great opportunity to let the gold and silver sparkle. Using shiny metal flake can add a lot of heat and flash to your nail art, and they really do go well with bright, vibrant colors.

This is a great time of the year to have a whole surface dripping with bling, and you don't have to be shy about showing them off. Using a design that revolves around golden colors, and then complements that with accents of red and pink can look great.

If you feel more comfortable using sparkly metal as the accent, red is a great paint to do that with. You can ask your manicurist to give your nails a little bit of flash near the cuticle, and let the design explode at the tip in brilliant crimson.

Bright pink and some of its lighter shades really do go splendidly with silver flake. If you want a more subtle way to shine for February 14th incorporate the use of delicate silver flakes into your high-key nail design.

For a simply virginal look, the combination of light pastel pinks, with shimmery whites and silver will make you wonder why you don't wear it all year long. A good manicurist can blend these subtle, high-key elements into something that is classy and playful while still maintaining the spirit of the season.

Winter Ice

Nail art offers you a chance to give your boyfriend a not-so-subtle hint about where you want the relationship to go. The romantic palette is also a great mix with gems, and a brilliant red paint looks like fire with a few sparkles on it.

One of the nicest combinations is to mix is a little bit of silver flake with some small gems against a background of glossy pastel pink. If you want to spurge try out some abstract designs on top of the base paint. All of that bling will give you a captivating effect.

There are so many choices when it comes to using gems and you can really do a lot to make your fingers flash with just a few well-placed gems. Of course if you are really trying to make it obvious for him, get a nice big rock right on your ring finger nail. He is sure to get that message loud and clear.

Make It An Outing!

A Valentine's Day manicure is a great way to get some girl time. Talk to a friend about going with you, and have lunch afterwards. You will have tons of time to talk, and after your manicures you can take a look at the handiwork that you will both be wearing for the big day.

Above all having a great manicure is about loving yourself and showing the world what you adore. If you have never gotten a manicure before, go, you will never regret it. For those of you who love nail design, Valentine's Day is a great time to splurge and try out some new styles that you have been waiting to show off. You will love the way your hands look!