Valentine’s Day Manicure Ideas

valentine's day nails

It’s nice that Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year, which is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself. Of course, a manicure is at the top of our list and we’re loving the idea of love themed nails. Red nail are timeless, classic and always in style. To mix it up, try tiny hearts or polka dots, which are so cute and simple to do. You can also take things to next level by using a stencil, which was used for the “love amor” nails. Whatever you do, enjoy and cheers!

Pinspiration: Rock The Color Red

red pinspiration

According to Go Red For Women, “heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it’s 80% preventable”. Today, the movement launches National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for women’s heart disease. To show your support rock the color red, which isn’t too hard since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Learn more here.

How will you rock the color red?

blazer | backpack | lipstick | nails | boots

Perfect Pairings: Laura Pensack

Perfect Pairings is a series where we ask our favorite bloggers to pair their favorite Scotch Naturals polishes with their favorite outfits. Today Laura Pensack, of Styled By Laura Jane, shares with us her favorite looks that can be worn now or into next season. We love the creativity of Laura’s outfits and we think you will too!

I’m a girl who loves color, texture, and layers. The more color that I can add to an outfit, the happier I am. And nail polish is the perfect way to add the splash of color (or sparkle) to even the most basic of outfits.

Laura Pensack's Charmer

Since this outfit is heavy in texture and details, I thought it would be best to keep the nail polish light and neutral. This color is a fun neutral since it’s shiny. And yes, it’s totally okay to mix a silvery metallic with gold metallics. 

Scotch Naturals nail polish: Charmer || Jewelry: Dreamweaver EarringsSafari Stack bracelet in aquaEntwined bracelet, Jinja Infinity Scarf, all from Noonday Collection  || Jeans: Loft || T-Shirt: Ryan Long Sleeve by Everlane || Glasses: Sims in Striped Sassafrass from Warby Parker


Laura Pensack's Canal Street Daisy

Finding an accent color in a patterned shirt is a perfect way to choose your nail polish color, like I did here. The pink flower on the shirt and this nail polish match perfectly and compliment the otherwise cool-toned outfit.

Scotch Naturals nail polish : Canal Street Daisy || Jewelry: Tushabe Layered necklace & Cubed Stud earring in gold, both from Noonday Collection || Shoes: Mustard flats from The Root Collective || Glasses: Sims in Striped Sassafrass from Warby Parker


Laura Pensack's widow woods nightcap

Again, I love picking out one color from a patterned shirt to use as the accent color. This time I chose to accent the purple hue. This outfit is a fun example of how you can mix any an all neutral colors. There’s no need to stick to just brown or just black, especially when a colored patterned shirt pulls it all together. 

Scotch Naturals nail polish: Widow Woods Nightcap || Jewelry: Feathered Fringe earrings || Dress: Lands’End Sheath Dress || Boots: Target || Glasses: Chandler TI in English Oak from Warby Parker

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