You don’t have to be in love to show your nails some love this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single or with someone, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to rock any mani that makes you happy. And while red or pink Valentine’s Day nails are always popular, Valentine’s Day nail designs have really evolved. Sure, you might still want to choose a classic ruby red or bubble-gum pink, but why not add some shimmer or sparkle to give that manicure an elevated feel. 

Whether you’re spending the day of love in a low-key way or going out on a date, these flirty, Sally Hansen valentine-themed nails are guaranteed to boost your mood. 

Wavy Pink & Red Nails

Curved lines are a cool twist on the classic Valentine’s Day nail look. Layer on a clear base coat, followed by a thin pop of pink, a swirl of red and a little bit of sparkle.

Get the Look with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Cinna-Snap, Go for Gold and Pumped Up Pink (RRP €6.99/£4.99). Sally Hansen Insta-Dri dries in 60 seconds and requires just a single step so you can take that nail look to-go anytime, anywhere. Formulated with a base and top coat for extended wear and full-coverage, streak-free shine.

Mix-and-Match Pink French Manicure

Skip the heart designs and stick to a fun French-tip design that includes a few different shades of pink, easy to recreate at home for the perfect Valentine’s Day manicure. 

Get the Look with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Pinky Promise and Tipsy Gypsy (RRP €9.99/£11.99) with Miracle Gel Top Coat (RRP €9.99/£11.99). Our ultimate chip-resistant nail polish, Miracle Gel™, is patented technology for longer wear. No UV lamp required.

Red hearts for Valentine’s Day

This trend was huge in 2022 and it’s going nowhere heading into 2023. This Valentine’s Day nail idea is so sweet and simple and manages to hit the romantic vibe without being corny. Swipe on a creamy base coat before hand-painting small heart tops onto your nails, outlines with a lighter shade to make it pop, for a more subtle Valentine’s Day manicure. Celebrity Manicurist and Sally Hansen Ambassador, Michelle Class created this updated version with Insta-Dri shades WHITE ON TIME and ASAP APPLE (RRP €6.99/£4.99)!

Maroon Dream 

If red, white, and pink aren’t your thing for your Valentine’s Day mani, opt for a moodier shade like this maroon. It’s in the red family, it isn’t too cutesy, and it’s also a perfect transitional nail colour. And for an extra-artsy touch, dab on light-pink polka dots around the edges with a thin nail brush or go from some trendy half moon shapes.

Recreate this mani with Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. in Cherry Amore and Pinky Clay (RRP €10.99/£8.99). Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. is a plant based, 100% vegan nail polish, for beautiful colour and shine without compromise.


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