This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to some gorgeous DIY nail art designs, courtesy of YouTube.
In case you missed it, Valentine’s Day is coming. JK, there’s no way to miss this even if you wanted to — the stores have been pushing pink and red trinkets and treats since before the Christmas lights had a chance to cool off. Love it or hate it, you can’t escape it. Whether you’re boo’d up or single and loving it, self-care is the move. Fly nails are a true expression of self-love, and getting them done doesn’t have to be difficult. There are countless nail art tutorials on YouTube, and the inspiration is endless. Fancy a snow globe? Unicorns, anyone?
A nail party is a great Galentine’s Day activity, but you don’t have to be a hopeless romantic to have fun with it. There’s even a look for the cynical and heartbroken. (We’ve all been there.) Give yourself or a friend a handful of tiny Valentines. We have serious heart-eyes right now. Valentine’s Day fingers? Nailed it.
To get you in the Valentine’s Day spirit, here are 27 of our favorite nail tutorials.
Why not try ten designs at once?
Red filigree hearts that look impressively intricate.
3White Lace Hearts
Skip the typical red and pink in favor of these delicate designs. (Works well as a wedding nail, too.)
4My Bloody Valentine
Show them how you really feel about the holiday.
5Dotting Tools Only
This tutorial uses only dotting tools to achieve a cool look. Don’t have a dotting tool? Open up a bobby pin and use the round tips to apply polish.
Sassy lips that look cute in any color.
Equal parts chic and cute, this look is so easy to do.
8Negative Space Hearts
Even if you don’t speak Italian, this video is easy to follow, and the results are so cute.
Chocolate-covered strawberries that are oh-so-sweet.
10Pink Galaxy Hearts
For a love as big as the galaxy.
No, not THAT kind of cheating. This clip will change the way you paint roses.
This look requires a couple of stamping plates, but if you’re a Fifty Shades die-hard, you might want to look into it.
While we’re on the topic of kink…these sexy nails are much simpler to execute than they look.
A cute striped look and more.
Another three lewks for your perusal.
16Queen of Hearts
Try not to lose your head over these sassy tips.
Purple takes over for red in this sweet set.
To go with your new KKW Fragrance.
Achieve these gradient stencil hearts using just scotch tape.
‘Til death do you part.
23Look Ma, No Tools
No special gear required for these beauties.
Fan of all things Mouse? It’s a look for year-round, but the color scheme is right for the season.
Crackle polish achieves a truly heartbreaking effect.
Play Cupid with these nails.
Now that’s what we call a hand job.
Have fun painting, and Happy Nailentine’s Day to all.