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The 6 Best Valentine’s Day Nail Designs from the Artists We Love

From the nail artists we can’t stop Instagram-stalking.

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Obsessing over nail art has given us a much-deserved reprieve from the craziness of this year, and with Valentine’s Day less than 24 hours away, we can think of no better way to celebrate the holiday. Sure, you can always stick with a classic red or pink nail, but why not challenge your manicure skills with a glittery, graphic, or perfectly minimalist design? If you’re in need of some inspiration, we suggest looking to six of our favorite nail artists—you’re sure to find something to make your heart flutter.



When Kawajiri isn’t gracing the digits of celebrities like Hunter Schafer, Paloma Elsesser, and Bella Hadid, she’s creating intricate nail designs that are a perfect combination of gritty Lower East Side vibes and Harajuku technicolor fantasy. Whether you’re in the market for a sweet and simple bow design or are looking to rock your favorite manga series until your next at-home nail day, Kawajiri’s page certainly merits a follow. This twist on the classic heart design is perfect for rocking with your favorite LBD or with grey sweats and killer kicks.

Techo Love

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If you are in the market for mystical-looking nails that scream Sailor Moon, look no further than @magianegranails. Their designs prove that even with a Valentine’s Day theme, you don’t have to get too precious with your manicure. The added jewels add a touch of glam that you 100 percent deserve this V-Day.

Burning Love



Nail Glam

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You can easily lose yourself in Lanni Jade’s Instagram, which is riddled with intricate designs full of rhinestones, smoke-inspired marble swirls, and animal prints. This playful graphic style has, in the artist’s words, “Powerpuff Girl vibes” and we are here for it this Valentine’s Day.

Make Love, Not War

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Nude Nail Polish



For as much as we love an over-the-top manicure, sometimes we crave a simple, classic design with an elegant twist, and Narina Chan delivers on the inspiration. We love her take on the French manicure for an understated design that doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day. You could even add an accent nail in red or pink if you want to really feel the love.

Feel the Love

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If your collection of vintage magazines is taking up most of the space in your credenza, consider giving Park Eunkyung a follow. Eunkyung’s designs range from minimalistic hues to intricate patterns. If you are looking for an editorial flair with a touch of negative space in your manicure this V-Day, this mani is definitely stealing our hearts.

The Missing Pieces of the Heart

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My Old Flame

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Nail artist Junie Bee is an expert at bedazzling stiletto and coffin nails, and this sweet and sparkly heart design is an absolute dream for V-Day. It reminds us that even if our hearts are broken this Valentine’s Day, we hold the power in our own hands to bring the pieces back together and make them whole once more.

Mend a Broken Heart

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