The start of a new year often means hectic work days and evenings divided between meeting friends for post holiday catch-ups and workout classes you told yourself you wouldn't cancel. So, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, penciling in a manicure is probably the last thing you can add to your day. If this rings true for you, Essie's Valentine's Day nail polish may be your saving grace.
Whether your plans entail a romantic dinner with your significant other or a fun night out with the girls, you can avoid seeing a chipped mani during the Champagne toast when you scoop up one (or more) of Essie's six festive shades available at Target. For under $10, you can skip the appointment and save some money in the process by giving yourself an at-home mani that'll really shine.
Instead of selecting a traditional solid red or pink, up your nail game for the holiday with a little sparkle. Essie's limited edition collection of polishes includes both shimmering shades and glittery top coats that when worn together make for very Instagram-worthy nails. Plus, it's an easy way to bring the Valentine's Day spirit into your look without having to go full-on heart prints.
If you're typically a classic red kind of person, then you should switch it up with the shimmer of Roses Are Red. Or, you can opt for #essielove; a satin shade that'll look great on its own, but can also be amplified with a coat of the fuchsia and red glitter of You're So Cupid.
The Crush & Blush polish is perfect for those who tend to go for lighter shades of pink; its sheer finish provides a subtle hint of color and sparkle. The barely-there pink will pair well with the blush glitter of Galentine or the pink shades of Sparkles Between Us over top, but if you aren't keen on ten glittering tips, just paint a statement nail on each hand.
Planning on staying in for the holiday? Invite a view friends over and have a self-care night. Pick up a few bottles of the polishes to gift to your guests. The lacquers are already packaged in special Valentine's Day themed bottles, so you won't even need to worry about adding a bow.
Continue on to shop Essie's Valentine's Day nail polishes ahead of Feb. 14.