Between our bold sartorial choices and the make-up looks we opt for, there are but a few other ways we can be sure to express ourselves outwardly on a daily basis. But we’ll be the beauty experts to say that a manicure perfected to the tee, just might be the third and most satisfying canvas of them all. Your nails, after all, offer you both an additional accessory to your existing outfit, and the opportunity to take control of its entire aesthetic direction. For what it’s worth then, the sky is your limit when it comes to the talons you wear.
This comes in most handy when an occasion comes along—especially one that you’ll feel the need to get all dressed up for. And for those of us who have Valentine’s Day on the back of our minds this month, it’s well-established that the gifting agenda is not all there is to think about. With date night just around the corner, some of us might be mulling over how to look our best for the evening, whilst the rest of us might simply be getting swept up in our overflowing emotions associated with the season.
To both conundrums, a fresh new manicure is sure to tick all the right boxes. With V-day falling on a weekday this year, many of us might be heading to our appointments with that special someone in the outfits we’d usually wear to the office, where spicing things up might not be the easiest affair. A subtle set of on-theme talons will hence go far in channelling the mood this Valentine’s, whilst adding a sufficient amount of visual appeal. Whether you’re into an all-out creation of hearts and ribbons or you’ll prefer a clean, minimal look, consider your Valentine’s Day nails sorted with Vogue Singapore’s edit of awe-inspiring looks, below.
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Love up your French mani
A V-day take on the French manicure will keep the look simple yet on-theme: especially when the white tips of the style is done in a heart-shaped format.
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Reminiscent of the Bratz dolls, @sansungnails opts to dial up on the sparkles, hearts and drama this Valentine’s Day.
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Wear your hearts on your tips
Pair a graduated pink with mini hearts for a sophisticated slant to ace the special occasion.
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If bright pinks and reds are simply not your thing, weave in a single black heart to the nail on your ring finger, and adorn the rest of your talons in the hues of your liking.
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More is more
Count on @nailsbymei to chime in with her eclectic take on the favourite hue of the season—as she adds nebulous metals to the chromatic set.
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For the ultimate minimalist
If going OTT is not quite your thing, paint a mini heart on the corner of a clean white base. The best part? You won’t have to worry about it not matching your outfit for the evening.
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Ribbons and things
If hearts are a too obvious motif for the holiday, perhaps a tonal ribbon embellishment might imbue just the right amount of feminine charm for the evening.
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Always in pastel
Already a pastel-lover? Then a saccharine-sweet combination of heart and ribbon motifs will be the perfect addition to top your nails.
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Be my Valentine
Fuschia pink, decadent hearts and a statement ring; is there really a better way to spell out your love this Valentine’s Day?
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Not so subtle
A single black heart painted on each nail might not be the first thing that comes to mind for most when we think of V-day, but it’s definitely an understated way of expressing your feelings about the season.
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Bold and beautiful
Add a unique touch and use pearls to dream up your hearts and ribbons for your V-day inspired manicure this year.