16 Valentine's Day nails that will get your sweetie's heart pumping

by Ally Hirschlag
Feb 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. ET

It's almost that time of year again, ladies! While it's still cold and blustery outside, that steamy, sexy holiday we all know and love is right around the corner, and you know what that means... it's the perfect excuse to get cute, awesome nails! Whether you've got dinner plans with your love, or just a fun anti-V-Day night out with your gal pals, Valentine's-style nail art is a great way to get into the spirit of things. 

1 /15: Boy meets girl

1/15 :Boy meets girl

These particular nails tell the age old story of falling in love with two simple figures side-by-side. 

2 /15: Super subtle

2/15 :Super subtle

No time for a full-on manicure? You can skip the color, and just go for a simple heart and lips.

3 /15: Sweet tarts

3/15 :Sweet tarts

Remember getting Sweet Tarts valentines in grade school? Bring that sweet memory back in style. 

4/15 :Cupid's arrow

Sometimes a little subtle accent, like Cupid's arrow on one nail, is all you need to make your nails stand out. 

5/15 :Purple!

Who said Valentine's Day should only be celebrated in shades of pink and red?!

6/15 :Xoxo

What better way to hint at love than by painting one nail in x's and o's? 

7 /15: For the anti-V-Day

7/15 :For the anti-V-Day

Favorite design for the anti-V-Day ladies. Or anyone who's so over this holiday. 

8 /15: Heart graffiti

8/15 :Heart graffiti

Valentine's Day designs don't all have to be cutesy. This funky pattern is perfect for the downtown crowd.  

9/15 :Hearts

You can actually turn your nails into hearts if you make the tips a bit pointy. 

10/15 :Love birds

I may puke from the absurd cuteness of these nails. 

11 /15: Chocolates

11/15 :Chocolates

And what's V-Day without chocolate, I ask you?

12/15 :Flowers

These subtle flowers are perfect if your sig-o surprises you with a bouquet and a night out on the town. 

13 /15: Bejeweled

13/15 :Bejeweled

Of course, cracking out the jewels is most appropos for this holiday if that's your style.

14/15 :Cupid

And what would Valentine's Day be without a visit from the winged herald of love?

15/15 :Kisses

Of course, the hope is you'll receive lots of these on the day, but if not, you've got plenty to spare on your fingertips.