A simple red and pink nail design you can rock for the month of love

Feb 5, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET
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These nails are a fashion-forward way to celebrate Valentine's Day without having to suddenly become a nail art expert.

Nail design tutorial

Follow these easy steps to create this nail design at home. Here is what you'll need.

Step 1: Gather materials

Valentine's Day nail design
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  • OPI Color So Hot It Berns
  • OPI Black Onyx
  • Essie Knockout Pout
  • Scotch tape

Step 2: Choose your base color

Valentine's Day nail design
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Start with a base coat — we chose pink.

Step 3: Create your lines

Valentine's Day nail design
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Place a piece of tape diagonally across each nail, making sure to press down firmly.

Valentine's Day nail design
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Step 4: Paint your second coat

Valentine's Day nail design
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Paint a coat of red over the area not taped off and let dry.

Step 5: Paint nail tips black

Valentine's Day nail design
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Gently peel off tape. Paint a line of black on the tips. You can do this by hand or tape it off. Follow with a top coat.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Love nails
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