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Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14

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Manicure in February does not always have to hint at romance

Not everyone likes Valentine's Day as couples in love exchange gifts and social media is full of romantic shots. Some beauties who are going through a painful breakup or simply don't have partners may ignore February 14 and all its sweet attributes, such as manicures.

However, there are love-themed designs with a gloomy, dark, and gothic atmosphere that convey a conscious refusal to celebrate Valentine's Day. The editors of Byrdie told us about such unconventional ideas.

Hearts

You don't have to avoid hearts if you don't want to or can't celebrate February 14. Instead, they can be played up in a dark, decadent theme. For example, choose black, purple, or burgundy shades.

Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14
Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14

You can demonstrate that your heart is free by leaving it uncovered.

Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14

Gradient or combination of dark colors

Red and pink colors should not always be associated with love, but if this is how it is perceived in February and you want to make a romantic design, you can combine this polish with black.

Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14
Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14
Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14

Flowers

The image of roses and other flowers looks very spring-like and light, which seems to be inconsistent with the Gothic style. However, you shouldn't judge it without looking at designs with minimalist patterns.

Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14
Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14

Unconventional French manicure

Finally, the editors have prepared two versions of the French manicure that will look brutal and not remind you of romance. You can make such designs with any color, but red shades will look bold.

Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14
Gothic manicure for Valentine's Day: 10 unconventional ideas for those who do not celebrate February 14

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