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Give Your Nails Some Love With These Valentine's Day Nail Ideas for 2024

Written by: Ellie Simmons

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Time to read 8 min

Love is in the air and on your nails! Valentine's Day is fast approaching and with it comes the perfect opportunity to give yourself some extra love.


Whether you're celebrating with your partner, choosing to appreciate your besties or living your best single life, what better way to embrace the vibes than with a fresh set of nails?


To help give you some nail inspiration, we've rounded up and narrowed down our favourite Valentine's Day nail ideas for 2024. From classic red heart nail art to more complex and untraditional designs, we've got your yearly dose of nail inspo to embrace the day of love.

Valentine’s Day Nail Ideas for 2024:
 

1) Simple Red Heart Nail Art

2) Ying & Yang Red and Pink Nail Art

3) Heart Nail Confetti

4) Blue Heart Nail Art

5) Pink Lips Nail Art 

Simple Red Heart Nail Art

Sometimes, it's the simpler things in life that bring us the most joy, and the same goes for these easy Valentine's Day nails. We've combined dainty red hearts using our Requiem For A Pink Gel Polish with a pink nude and glittery base and the combo is super sweet.

How to Recreate the Look

For this nail art, you will need:


Step 1) Start off with your usual nail prep, and use the Magic Extender Gel in Dusky Rose. Use the Slip Solution and Dual Ended Tool to put it into place before curing for 60 seconds under our Pro LED Lamp.


Learn how to use Magic Extender Gel the right way.


Step 2) Then go in with a layer of sheer glitter gel polish. Snow Flakes or A Pinch Of Salt would be perfect for this. Cure for 30 seconds.


Step 3) Using Requiem For A Pink and a dotting tool or nail art brush, create a simple mini heart design on your nails with a steady hand. You can choose to do this on all of your nails, or go for accent nails like we've done.


Step 4) Once you have finished your design, flash cure for 15 seconds.


Step 5) Finish with a layer of Matte No Wipe Top Coat and cure for 30 seconds.

Yin & Yang Pink and Red Valentine's Nails

These fun Yin and Yang Valentine's Day nails are perfect for those of us who like to make a statement! Pink and red nails are a classic for Valentine's, and we love this fun take.


We've got a beautiful selection of pink and red gel polishes, but here, we've showcased French Cancan – a striking crimson red – and Candy Girl – a pretty candy pink.

How to Recreate the Look

For this nail art, you will need:


Step 1) As always, prep your nails so that they are ready for the gel polish.


Step 2) Apply a layer of Base Coat and cure under our LED curing lamp for 30 seconds.


Step 3) This part requires a steady hand, so take your time! Dip your nail art brush into your French Cancan polish, and draw a wavy line down the centre of your nail – like the centre of the Yin and Yang symbol.


Step 4) Fill in one half of your nail with the French Cancan Gel Polish, and cure for 30 seconds.


Step 5) Then, repeat the process for the other half of your nail with Candy Girl.


Step 6) Draw tiny hearts on either side of the wavy line in the same way that a Yin and Yang symbol looks. Flash cure for 15 seconds.


Step 7) Finally, brush on a layer of No Wipe Top Coat and cure for 30 seconds.

Cute Heart Nail Confetti

These pale pink Valentine's Day nails are super sweet! The tiny pieces of heart nail confetti add a cute touch and make for some really special Valentine's Day nails.


We've chosen our Flamingo Wings and Got The Feels Gel Polishes for a delicate pink colour combo, but you could definitely switch it up with more vibrant pinks or reds.

How to Recreate the Look

For this nail art, you will need:


Step 1) Once you have prepped your nails, apply a layer of Base Coat and cure for 30 seconds under our LED Lamp.


Step 2) Then, take your Flamingo Wings polish and paint your thumb, index finger and little finger. Use Got The Feels on your middle and ring fingers. Cure for 30 seconds.


Top tip: Paint two or three layers here to really make the colour pop! And, of course, cure in between each layer you do paint.


Step 3) On your middle and ring finger, take your nail art brush and dip it into your Break The Ice polish. Paint a French mani tip on each nail. Alternatively, use the Stamp It Out nail stamper to achieve the French tips effortlessly. Cure for 30 seconds.


Step 4) Apply a coat of No Wipe Top Coat to your nails and cure under your lamp for 30 seconds.


Step 5) Then, using your Dotting Tool, pick up a tiny heart from your All That Glitters in Fetching, and place one onto your ring finger nail and a second on your middle finger nail. You can use our Builder Gel to attach them to your nails. Flash cure for 15 seconds.


Step 6) Encapsulate the nail confetti with another layer of No Wipe Top Coat and cure for 30 seconds.

Beautiful Blue Hearts

If you're looking for a Valentine's Day nail idea that doesn't involve pink, these beautiful blue heart nails are just perfect! The blue shade of our The Real Teal Gel Polish really pops, and the simple hearts add a touch of romance.

How to Recreate the Look

For this nail art, you will need:


Step 1) After prepping your nails, start by applying a layer of Base Coat and cure under our Pro LED Lamp for 30 seconds.


Step 2) Then, take your The Real Teal polish and paint your thumb and first two fingernails – building up opacity by painting multiple layers. Cure after each layer for 30 seconds.


Step 3) On your remaining two nails, use your nail art brush to paint heart nail art using the same The Real Teal polish. Don't worry if your hearts aren't perfectly symmetrical.


Step 4) Once you have painted The Real Teal polish on all your nails, flash cure for 15 seconds.


Step 5) Apply a layer of No Wipe Top Coat and cure for 30 seconds.


Step 6) Clean off your nail art brush and dip it into your Bauble Gel Polish. Use this blue glitter polish to outline the hearts on your two nails. You can also paint some dainty little hearts on your other nails, too! Flash cure for 15 seconds.


Step 7) Apply one final layer of No Wipe Top Coat and cure for a final 30 seconds.


This beautiful blue Valentine's Day nail art is perfect for anyone who loves a bit of a twist on the usual pink and red.

Bright Lips Kiss Nails

We are big fans of nude nails with bright pops of colour, and this hot pink kiss design is perfect for the day of love!


Our Piping Hot Gel Polish is the star of the show, and it works beautifully with our Light Pink Builder Gel. Again, feel free to mix and match it up with different colour combos – but we think you'll love this one as is.

How to Recreate the Look

For this nail art, you will need:


Step 1) Once your nails are prepped, apply a layer of Base Coat and cure for 30 seconds.


Step 2) Now, you'll want to start off by creating the perfect nail length with our Builder Gel. Attach the Paper Nail Forms to the ends of your nails, and use Builder Gel in the shade Light Pink to sculpt out the length of your nails. Cure for 60 seconds.


Check out our blog post What is Builder Gel? for our Builder Gel tips and tricks.


Step 2) Once your nail extensions are at your desired shape and length, take your nail art brush and dip it into Piping Hot. Create lip shapes on each nail and fill in with the polish. Flash cure for 15 seconds.


Step 3) Apply a layer of No Wipe Top Coat to seal in your design and cure for 30 seconds.

Feel the Love with these Valentine's Gel Nails!

If you recreate any of our 2024 Valentine's Day nails, be sure to share them with us over on Instagram and tag us using the hashtag #NailedItMyself (you might just get yourself a feature on our story!).


Shop the looks above, or head on over to our Valentine's gel polish collection for even more beautiful shades.

FAQs

What colours are best for Valentine's Day nails?

Classic Valentine's Day nails use red, pink and white colours. But we think you can experiment with any colour combination you love!

What types of nails are best for Valentine's Day?

You can rock any nail shape or length on Valentine's Day. Our Builder Gel and Fix 'N' Flash Tips are the perfect way to achieve easy nail extensions. And if you're after even longer nails, you'll love our Magic Extender Gel.

What type of nail art is suitable for Valentine’s Day?

Heart nail art is the perfect match for Valentine's Day! Pink hearts, red hearts, or any other combination is a great way to show your love.

How can I make sure my Valentine's Day nails last?

Always make sure to use a Base Coat and Top Coat when creating your Valentine's Day nails. We also recommend using our Pro LED Lamp for curing your Mylee gel polish for a long-lasting result. Be careful not to bump your nails or pick at any chips, as this could damage your mani.

Ellie Simmons

Ellie is the Brand Manager at Mylee, where she immerses herself in all things gel nails. 


Alongside being a skilled and certified nail technician, Ellie's expertise extends to gel manicures and nail extensions. Her heart and soul are devoted to all things nail-related, and she loves flaunting her own long, natural nails with captivating nail art. 


Ellie's ultimate favourites are iridescent and sparkly designs!

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