February might be the month of love, romance, and Valentine's Day but here's the thing — your manicure sure doesn't need to be about just one day of this chic and glamorous month. Embrace those classic reds, the cozy winter vibes, or bring some color to your day with pops of violet or glittery flakes.
Step up your manicure game this month with these February nail ideas that are all razzle and full of dazzle.
Sheer & Chic February Nails
Take it easy on your nails after a long holiday season. You've been swimming in color, glitter, and dip-on nails for so many weeks. Give your nails a little break and some self-care with a sheer look using a neutral pale or pastel pink manicure.
Hot Pink Is Haute Pink
It's not cliche to lean into those hot pinks in February, it's en vogue, it's the vibe, it's the feeling of this month. Besides, after all those greens and blues of the winter holidays, nothing refreshes your manicure and your outlook on life like some rose-tinted nails.
Classic & Elegant Red Nails
That bold red lip is missing something, but we know exactly what it needs: a bold, timeless, and elegant red manicure that's as iconic as you. Sport these red nails all month long; Cupid doesn't have a monopoly on this fire-engine red.
Rock February Birthday Nail Styles
The February birthstone is amethyst, a stone with a stunningly purple hue. So flaunt those precious purple gemstone colors on your fingertips, February baby. Add a coat of matte for a subtle look or make a splash by adding glitter.
Nail the February Art Look
There's a lot going on in February, so deciding on a color that'll last through Super Bowl to International Day of Women and Girls in Science to Galentine's Day to Tell a Fairy Tale Day can be tough. These Jackson Pollock nails that add a little splash of color won't pull focus from any outfit, instead, they'll be the perfect finishing touch.
Keep It Simple
There's nothing quite like a crisp and clean backdrop, so make your manicure shine with a simple frosted white look. From creamy white, eggshell white, or a soft glittery white, there's no wrong day in February for this simple manicure.
A Lovely February Nail You'll Fall in Love With
February is filled with love, so lean into the feel-good emotions that Cupid brings to the table. With an easy almond French tip on three of the nails, a glittery neutral look, and a pink heart on a white background, these are the perfect nails to show you're all about love without making it your whole look.
Classic French Tip for February
There's nothing like a French tip, no matter the time of year. Keep your fingers looking polished and ready for anything this February with ease.
If you want something a little more original, swap that white French tip with a pastel or even a neon pink.
Soft Pastel Nails for February
Pastels aren't just for Easter, oh no Bunny. These soft pastel hues are the perfect way to coordinate with all the candies floating around this time of year. Forget conversation hearts, these nails are a total conversation starter, especially when it comes to your future life-long Galentines.
No Cupids Allowed
Not a Valentine's Day kind of person but you love a good deep blood red? Let people know where you stand this February with a moody, gothic manicure. Apply a deep red polish to one hand and onyx nail polish to the other.
For more of a pop, opt for a red-to-black or black-to-red ombre touch.
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A Bouquet of Violets
The birth flower of February is none other than the stunning violet. Most violets have a striking purple hue, so channel a garden of flowers with these soft and bright purple nails. If you want to sport a colorful manicure, you can opt for a selection of violet colors, such as yellow, blue, or blushing pink.
Glittering Nails for February Feels
Whatever color you choose for a base (although we're still totally hooked on all the purple hues February brings to the manicurist's table) nothing catches light and eyes like a glittering nail. Thick glitter flakes are our favorite way to make any manicure sparkle, but there's no wrong way to shine.
Turn Up the Hue in February
There's no reason not to go bold and colorful and bright with your February manicure. After all, what better time to go on vacation or dream of sunny beaches than when winter is all around you? Although, these bold colors would certainly look great in the sand.
A Manicure Fit for a Pisces
Happy birthday, sweet, dreamy, and ethereal Pisces! Let everyone know it's your time to celebrate with carefully placed glitter across your nails to look like fish scales. Opt for a different color or pattern for each nail or give each one a different look. Live your biggest and best Pisces manicure dream life.
A Manicure Perfect for a Museum
Many believe that van Gogh sent his ear to a lover, but really, it was just a spat between friends. Splurge on a trip to the nail salon and have your nails turned into the main show of your outfit this month with classic artwork gracing your fingertips. Besides, telling everyone you're doing this in protest of love? What could be more perfect for February?
February Nail Looks That Go Way Beyond Hearts
Strut your stuff this February with the whimsical, bold, and classic manicure of your dreams — each as unique and polished as you. From those classic reds to pops of pink to playful twists on love or anti-love, grab your favorite polish and make your next February absolutely fabulous.