Claire Beaudreault
February 05, 2018 1:22 pm
Nails by Jema /

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.

1Multiple Options

Why not try ten designs at once?

2Filigree Hearts

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.

6Kiss Kiss

Sassy lips that look cute in any color.

7Heart Tips

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.

9Decadent Dessert

Chocolate-covered strawberries that are oh-so-sweet.

10Pink Galaxy Hearts

For a love as big as the galaxy.

11Rose Cheats

No, not THAT kind of cheating. This clip will change the way you paint roses.

1250 Shades

This look requires a couple of stamping plates, but if you’re a Fifty Shades die-hard, you might want to look into it.

13Corset Nails

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.

15Three More

Another three lewks for your perusal.

16Queen of Hearts

Try not to lose your head over these sassy tips.

17French Remix


18Purple Heart

Purple takes over for red in this sweet set.

19Candy Hearts

To go with your new KKW Fragrance.

20Pretty Pastel


21Stencil Hearts

Achieve these gradient stencil hearts using just scotch tape.

22Goth Love

‘Til death do you part.

23Look Ma, No Tools

No special gear required for these beauties.

24Disney Love

Fan of all things Mouse? It’s a look for year-round, but the color scheme is right for the season.

25Broken Heart

Crackle polish achieves a truly heartbreaking effect.

26Cupid Nails

Play Cupid with these nails.

27XXX Nails

Now that’s what we call a hand job.

Have fun painting, and Happy Nailentine’s Day to all.