Extra Sweet Valentine’s Nail Art Ideas 2017

Hi my loves! Can you believe it will be February 1st tomorrow? I’m freaking out a little bit… I feel like January just flew by and now Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Valentine’s Day is especially special to me as it marks my fiancé and I’s six year anniversary (lots of exciting stuff to look forward to this year) so I’m very excited.

Today I want to share some of my favourite Valentine’s nail designs with you all, using polishes from Trade Secrets (they’re having a HUGE nail polish sale right now!!). You guys continuously ask where I find/buy my nail polishes (when I don’t receive samples from companies) and it’s always Trade Secrets. I have yet to find another company with better prices, promotions and selection (both online and in store).

For these looks, I wanted to mix traditional V-Day nail art with a trendier touch, because whether you’re celebrating with your girlfriends or your significant other, cute nails are a MUST! Check out some of my current favourites below:

Wire Work ‘LOVE’ Nails

First there was the shattered glass manicure and now there’s wire work nails! Inspired by nail genius Eun Kyung Park, I used thin rose-gold wire to create this flirty wire look for Valentine’s Day. While you can opt for a clear base I paired mine with essie’s ‘blanc’ for a softer look.

Wearable Glitter Cuticle

Glitter cuticles are also having their moment but when I first posted about it a lot of you were wondering how long the glitter would actually last on your skin. To answer your question, not long at all! So I decided to create a wearable ruffian glitter “cuticle” nail look using essie’s ‘french affair’ & ‘bikini so teeny’.

Soft Kisses

Have you guys tried essie’s TLC line yet? They’re amazing for faking a perfect negative space base. I used essie TLC ‘sheers to you’ and ‘lovie dovie’ for the kisses giving the illusion of soft pink lip gloss.

A Touch Of Chrome

Sometimes understated is the way to go! Get this soft, girly look using ‘lace me up’ from essie’s Gel Couture Ballet Nudes collection and chrome striping tape. I’ve heard a lot of you are having trouble getting your hands on the Ballet Nudes collection and they’re available right now in store at Trade Secrets.

XOXO Nails

Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than bold red nails. Re-create these fun, flirty XO nails using essie Gel Couture shade ‘rock the runway’ and ‘no place like chrome’.

Until February 24 Trade Secrets is having their nail polish sale where you can buy 2 polishes and get 1 for FREE!! There will be select essie, OPI, OPI Infinite Shine, Vinylux and Color Club shades to choose from- and if you don’t have a store near by ALL orders ship for free online (no minimum purchase required)! Visit Trade Secrets and @tradesecretsca for more information.

How will you be painting your nails this Valentine’s Day? Are there any other looks you’d like to see? Let me know!

♡ Lauren



  1. Chelsea F.
    2017-01-31 / 11:39 AM

    I swear Lauren even your simpler look have me obsessed 😍. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you this year!

    • Lauren
      2017-01-31 / 12:34 PM

      Aw thank you so much Chelsea!! xoxo

  2. Darya
    2017-01-31 / 11:43 AM

    All your stuff is wearable! Don’t listen to haters. I am going to check out trade secrets this weekend.

    • Lauren
      2017-01-31 / 12:34 PM


  3. sarah
    2017-01-31 / 12:01 PM

    How do u get the kisses so perfect

    • Lauren
      2017-01-31 / 12:34 PM

      Nail art brush does the trick 😉

  4. Stephanie
    2017-01-31 / 12:09 PM

    These are all gorgeous! I can NEVER go to trade secrets and leave without nail polish because they a) always have the newest products before everyone else and b) it seems there are always polishes on sale or for lower prices than everywhere else! It’s awesome. Plus I love that they have the MoYou stamping plates now. Awesome post!

    • Lauren
      2017-01-31 / 12:35 PM

      Thanks Stephanie! I feel the exact same way- I can never leave empty handed!!

  5. Krysa
    2017-01-31 / 5:09 PM

    How did you do the wire work nails?

    • Lauren
      2017-02-14 / 11:48 AM

      I used tweezers and really thin wire, they set in place when you use a thick top coat (ex. essie ‘gel.setter’)!

  6. Jess
    2017-02-02 / 2:19 PM

    These are so good!!!

    • Lauren
      2017-02-14 / 11:48 AM

      Thank you love!

  7. Laura
    2017-02-03 / 9:25 AM

    Obsessed 😍 I love trade secrets! Mine always gets the collections 1st!

    • Lauren
      2017-02-14 / 11:49 AM

      I know right? It’s always been my go-to!

  8. Megan
    2017-02-10 / 3:45 PM


    • Lauren
      2017-02-14 / 11:49 AM


  9. Rayna
    2017-02-10 / 3:50 PM

    Is there a code for free shipping?

    • Lauren
      2017-02-14 / 11:50 AM

      Nope! Automatically free 🙂

  10. Amanda
    2017-02-14 / 11:39 AM

    These are so cute!! I have to make a list of polishes that I want, hopefully they’ll be on sale when I go to my TS.

    • Lauren
      2017-02-14 / 11:50 AM

      Yeah! It’s on select shades but there are always lots to choose from xo

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