These romantic shades are perfect for February 14.
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With Valentine's Day coming up, it's time to take off your old manicure and try a new look. These eight gorgeous polishes come in a variety of reds, pinks, and even a white to suit everyone's preferences and skin tone. The beauty of these options is that they're all east-to-apply, so you can save money and paint your own nails. (And if you chip any of your nails, you can easily touch it up.) Another great thing about these colors is that they're perfect for spring and summer, so you can rock these shades for many months to come. Even if you're just staying home this year, treat yourself to a gorgeous DIY manicure with one of these Valentine's Day nail polishes.

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Soft Coral: Essie Cute as a Button

$8, Walmart

This Valentine's Day, reach for a zesty, happy-go-lucky color like coral. The orangey-pink hue is especially gorgeous on darker skin tones, and it can be rocked well into summer. This shade isn't super bright, so if you're new to orange polishes, it's a subtle way to start. Essie notes that the polish provides a durable, glossy finish.

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Sparkly Red: Cirque Colors Crimson Red Holographic Polish

$14, Etsy

This glittery polish is highly pigmented, so you won't have to apply a different red underneath. (The description notes it's opaque in just two coats.) The top-rated shade has a holographic shine that glitters under lights or the sun. It would look gorgeous on all 10 fingers or on an accent nail.

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Powder Pink: Ella + Mila So In Love

$10, Target

We're so in love with this pretty pink. The chip-resistant formula is vegan and free of three chemicals often found in polish: toluene, dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), and formaldehyde. The brand is popular at Target, with a 4.8 out of five-star rating from more than 1,600 reviewers.

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Neon Pink: OPI Infinite Shine Strawberry Margarita

$13, Ulta

Bright pink polish is eye-catching on all skin tones. This shade from OPI is formulated to be super shiny and chip-resistant. Try applying it at just the tips of your nails for a girly twist on a traditional French manicure.

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Deep Red: Tom Ford Smoke Red 

$37, Tom Ford Beauty

Calling all vino lovers: This wine-inspired hue is for you. The rich, elegant red complements deep skin tones beautifully. Thanks to the pigmented formula, you only need two coats for complete coverage and ultimate shine.

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Bold Red: OPI Big Apple Red

$10, Target

Red nail polish is classic, and it's a color that can be worn all year long. This hue is part of OPI's Infinite Shine collection that stays shiny and chip-free for up to 11 days.

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Sparkly Pink: Deborah Lippman Gel Lab Pro La Vie en Rose

$14, Bloomingdale's

If you love gel polish but don't want damaged nail beds, try out this option. It's formulated to be super strong but won't make your nails brittle. Apply a couple of coats of this polish for subtle sparkle, or layer it on top of an opaque polish for a more pigmented look.

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Bright White: Essie Blanc 

$9, Target

White polish takes more of an experienced hand to apply properly, but the result is worth it. Apply the polish as is, or add a sparkly topcoat for a glam look. This glossy shade looks especially great on deep skin tones.

Comments (1)

Better Homes & Gardens Member
January 23, 2019
Revlon nail polish doesn't cost $12.24, where in the world are you shopping?