Valentines Day Nails: Tainted Love

Manicure with hearts

Valentines day is getting closer, and whether you’re happily paired up or enjoying the single life, get your nails primed and looking beautiful. If nail care isn’t already a part of your usual pamper routine, make an exception for this special day. Whether you enjoy making a statement with your nails or prefer a more traditional finish, we’ve got some tips to give you some nail-spiration.

A classic French manicure cannot be underestimated in its power to make you feel fabulous. The delicate pink or peach nail with bright white tip makes the nail look healthy and well groomed. Add a glossy topcoat for extra shine. For convenience, you could also opt for false nails in the French manicure style. So simple in its design, it’ll let your outfit do the talking for you. As an alternative take on the French manicure, why not experiment with different colours; use a main colour as a base and a contrasting shade for the tips. A reverse of this nail design is the ever-so fashionable half-moon manicure, using contrasting colours or leaving the half-moon in its natural colour.

Another staple nail trend that never goes out of fashion is the classic red. Use a top coat for a dazzling finish, or opt for a deep crimson as a twist on the traditional pillar-box red shade. Red stands for passion and romance – perfect for Valentines day when love is in the air!

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Neutral coloured nails can look just as lovely; focus on light pinks and soft metallic shades for a romantic feel. Soft Shades 2015 by OPI have the most beautiful nail polishes to give your nails a hint of colour. Understated chic at its finest.
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What would Valentines day be without a little love hearts? Use your nail art skills to create something feminine and eye-catching. Paint your nails in a metallic silver or gold, and add a small love heart in a deep red from Zoya to your thumb or accent nail. Subtle yet super pretty. Go bold with a nail stamp for larger designs, including love hearts, angel wings and flowers. Get glitzy with some nail jewels for extra embellishment; add to the corners of nails or outline a nail art design.

Manicure with hearts.

Check out the useful video below for an easy how-to guide for nail stamps from MoYou:


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