12 Valentine’s Day Nail Ideas That We *Promise* Are Not Tacky

Keep your cute little hearts to yourself, thankyouverymuch.

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Even though we live and die by our fairly boring nail colors for most of the year (we <3 black), there’s something about Valentine's Day that brings out our alter nail ego. But don’t worry—our egos don't fall that out of line with who we are as minimalist lovers, so even though February 14th is the day of hearts and glitter, we’re skipping the heart appliqués and pink jewels in favor of simple designs with seriously pretty hues. Ahead, the 13 prettiest Valentine's Day nail art ideas that are anything but tacky.

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1 These ultraviolet, negative-space nails
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2 This lavender marbled mani

Love this purple marble manicure by Jess @imarninails 🔮

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3 This layered, pink-and-gold design

More #valentinesnails using some of my favorite @deborahlippmann pinks 🌈

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4 This berry-red, cut-out mani

A moon and a tip for @lynettesaid @fantasy.nyc @nextcenturyc21

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5 These plum nails with metallic accents
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9 These teeny-tiny heart nails (sorry, we couldn't resist)

This year...LOVE

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12 These pink-striped lavender nails

Winter’s unmissable manis find comfort in a cozy sleeve.

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