With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, it’s possible you’re giving your dating life a bit more attention than you normally do. It’s important to always look and feel your best when meeting someone new—or taking a pre-existing fling to the next level—and this includes having a top-notch manicure. The state of your nails can silently communicate your personality before you even open your mouth, so think about how you’d like to express yourself with your polish. Even if you’re not dating, there’s no reason not to indulge in a fresh color and keep your hands on their A-game. These are some of our favorite manicure options to try, on date night and beyond.
If you're a minimalist, gray is never a bad idea, particularly if you think solid black is just too bold. Try a charcoal shade to keep things simple.
Nail Polish in Bag The Dream
Smith & Cult
A Pop Of Color
For lovers of all things bright and bold, show off that side of your personality with a fluorescent tone, like vivid yellow.
Nail Lacquer in Never A Dulles Moment
Wine red nail lacquer is a classic, and it looks great on every skin tone. If you prefer deeper hues, stick to this modern take on rouge.
Nail Polish in Malaga Wine
Pretty In Pink
"Millennial pink" soared in popularity last year, and it's not going away anytime soon. For those who love their look to be super on-trend, try this popular color on your nail beds.
Nail Polish in Mia
In The Nude
While nude lipstick was the most-searched lipstick shade of 2016, we're predicting that pale nude nails will steal lipstick's thunder this year. Perfect for low-maintenance girls, try a color that matches your skin tone.
Nail Color in Simple Nude
Christian Louboutin Beaute
Bold, cherry red will always be a classic when it comes to nail color options. Try the bright, sexy hue on your next date to make a flirty statement.
Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer in Her Majestys Red
Blue nails are no longer considered just a quirky trend, as they totally stole the show last season in the fashion world. If you're tired of the classics, try a deeper shade of blue.
La Laque Couture in Majorelle
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty
All Black Everything
Black nails definitely aren't for everyone, but it's great to know they're now considered more chic than goth. If you're a lover of all black everything, make your nails say it too.
Nail Polish in Licorice
A Hint Of Gray
If charcoal gray is still too dark for your liking, try a subtle pastel-inspired spin on the shade.
Nail Color in Misty Morning