16 Non-Cheesy Nail Art Ideas to Complement Your Valentine's Day Look

Let’s face it: Valentine’s Day will always be filled with more than enough cheesy motifs and traditions. However, that doesn’t have to stop you from sporting a stylish look on the festive day. Of course, when you’re putting together a look for a night spent with your beau, your girls, or yourself (because who doesn’t need some quality alone time?), nothing will set the mood quite like the perfect manicure. And to help fuel you with inspiration before you visit the salon, we scrolled through Instagram to find the coolest Valentine’s Day nail ideas that are perfect for the love-filled day—cheese-factor not included.

Whether you’re choosing Valentine’s Day to go all-out with some nail art or you want to keep everything on the minimalist side with a sheer or nude polish with subtle detail, these chic nail ideas will put the finishing touch to any ensemble for the occasion. Scroll down to see them all.

Simple Hearts

Updated French Tips

Gilded Nudes

Half-Done Tips

Faded Coral

Simple Brushstrokes

Contrasting Shades

An Edge of Sparkle

Monochromatic Rainbow

Neon Brights

Updated Negative Space

Early Spring Florals

Old-School Scalloped

Fading Pearl Shimmer

Minimalist Pink

Geometric Hearts

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