These Manicures Will Have Your Heart Long After Valentine’s Day

If you’re one of the six million people who, according to CNN, expect a marriage proposal come February 14, there are a few things you can do to prepare. First, ask yourself if this is really what you want. If your answer is yes, then it’s time to book a manicure.

Call it cliché, vain, or presumptuous all you want — it’s a move everyone has thought about at least once. So if you’re getting a ring like Cardi B this year, remember that there’s nothing wrong with wanting your requisite Facebook photos to look good. But if you’re after something a little more timeless than the traditional heart-shaped nail art you’ll normally find on this holiday, stick with us.

Ahead, we’ve rounded up the coolest Valentine’s Day-themed manicures to bring to your salon appointment. Best-case scenario: You lock down your soulmate. Worst-case scenario: You’re left with a really rad mani.

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Like French tips — with a sweet twist. Ask for glitter to top off your nearly naked mani to lend nails a pop of color no one else will have.

This manicure is called The Side-Eye for a reason. It’s perfect for the moments after the dreamy proposal… when you actually have to plan the wedding.

It’s hard to ever go wrong with such a classic nail color. Bonus: No one will ever suspect you just love Valentine’s Day that much.

When you want the bling on your ring to shine, go for a brown or neutral shade that’ll make it truly pop. Not only is it classic, but when it chips no one will ever be able to tell.

These red studs are a subtle nod to the romantic holiday without going overboard.

This minimalistic design is just what you need if you can’t help but wear the popular V-Day color combination.

No one can deny that on Valentine’s Day, ombré nails look much better pink.

Three words, three syllables, three dots: I love you. This mani is the non-cheesy way of saying you’re about to commit to one person forever.

Even if you don’t get the ring (or even wanted it in the first place), you can always get the diamond nail art.

A graphic design that’s on-point in more ways than one.

Jewelry isn’t the only thing that has to sparkle this year.

Dying over this Commes des Garçons-inspired mani? There’s a nail-art tutorial for that.

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