A Plethora of Red & Pink Nail Polish for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here, are you prepared?

I don’t really go all out or anything on Valentine’s Day, never have. I’m not much into to the over-hyped and commercialized (and overpriced) holiday, but it is fun to do a nice red or pink manicure for the day.

In case you are looking for inspiration on what color to wear, below are a ton of my favorite red and pink polishes.


MAC Obey Me

Illamasqua Throb

China Glaze Hey Sailor

Dashing Diva Underground City

China Glaze Ruby Deer

China Glaze Mommy Kissing Santa

Zoya Sara

BB Couture Romeo

Duri Mystic Elements

Color Club Jewel of a Girl

Illamasqua Scarab

MAC Concubine

Orly Rockin Rocket

Duri Wickedly Devine

Duri Paradise Lost

Jessica Crimson Reflections

SpaRitual Intrigue

Zoya Kym

OCC Strumpet

Jessica Scarlet

Nubar Fire Sparkles

Zoya Karina

Orgasm Cosmetics Indecent Proposal

BB Couture Sex On The Beach

BB Couture Nightmare

China Glaze Riveter Rouge

China Glaze Foxy

Duri Bombshell

Bloom Jessica Mauboy I

Zoya Nidhi

BB Couture Ode To A Ladybug

Cheeky Monkey Cougar

BB Couture Napa Valley Red

Duri Rock-n-Roll

Duri Rags To Riches

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Diamond Cosmetics Cherry Tobacco

Deborah Lippmann Bitches’ Brew

Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian

China Glaze Heli-Yum!

China Glaze Ahoy!

Cheeky Monkey Born Again Virgin

BB Couture Saloon Girl

Zoya Gloria

Finger Paints I’m A Survivor

Finger Paints I Pink I Can

SpaRitual Living In Pink

Eyeko Chi Chi

SpaRitual Laughing In Pink

Models Own Buff Pink

SpaRitual Loving In Pink

Duri Path Of Light

Milani Photo Flash

Milani In A Flash

Misa Perfect Kiss

China Glaze Endurance

China Glaze Encouragement

China Glaze Empowerment

Eyeko Tea Rose

Kleancolor Neon Pink

Zoya Jolene

Zoya Dana

Zoya Gilda

Zoya Alegra

Orly Pixy Stix

Orly Cotton Candy

Jessica Enchante

Orly Blushing Bud

Illamasqua Obsess

Diamond Cosmetics Gypsy Pink

Diamond Cosmetics Hot Summer Pink

Diamond Cosmetics Hot Lips

China Glaze Sugar High

BB Couture Skipper

Barielle Slow Motion

Diamond Cosmetics Razzmatazz

Urban Decay Woodstock

Urban Decay Hasbury

Urban Decay Big Bang

butter LONDON Rosie Lee

MAC Lucky Number

CND Sweet

China Glaze Good Witch

American Apparel Coney Island

China Glaze Something Sweet

Zoya Reece

Zoya Happi

Estee Lauder Wild Orchid



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  • February 9, 2011

    Thank you for that! It reminded me of what I have and what I might do as a Valentines Day mani. Though I suspect konad will be involved. Its a holiday that demands it. :)

    • February 9, 2011

      Hi Shieldmaiden1196,

      You are welcome! Konad is totally perfect for Vday :)

  • February 9, 2011
    Jenn F.

    Those are a lot to choose from. Does Urban Decay still make nail polish?

    • February 9, 2011

      Hi Jenn F.,

      Yes they brought it back about a year and a half ago or so.

  • February 9, 2011

    Wow! What a monster post! You have given us a lot of choices, and I really want to thank you for all the work you put into this. :)

    • February 9, 2011

      Hi Melli,

      You are welcome, thanks! I re-discovered so many colors I kinda forgot about myself, haha!

  • February 9, 2011

    OH MY. I think I just died and went to heaven. Thanks for these gorgeous pictures! <3
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    • February 9, 2011

      Hi Rachel,

      Glad you liked it :)

  • February 9, 2011

    Thanks for the great post – so many gorgeous colors! I need to break out my bottle of Zoya Gilda this weekend!

    • February 9, 2011

      Hi Casey,

      I know so many I forgot about and want to wear now!

  • February 9, 2011

    WOW! Now THAT was some yummy spam :) Happy Heart Day, Kelly!

    • February 9, 2011

      Hi KayDi-Kat,

      Happy heart day!

  • February 9, 2011

    Wow! All those pics are amazing! I’m not a big fan of traditional reds and pinks, so I’m glad you threw a few dark, vampy shades in there. I love them!
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  • February 9, 2011

    WOW!!! That is the most amazing collection of red and pink nail polishes I’ve EVER seen! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

  • February 9, 2011

    Wow! Those all so pretty! Thanks for posting! Your selected some great colors!

  • February 9, 2011

    I think I like Zoya Happi the most. It’s unique!

  • February 9, 2011

    WOW! Now I need to go buy more nail polish. Hehe

  • February 9, 2011

    Duri Bombshell is hot!
    Ahoy is gorgeous!
    Photo Flash is yummy.
    So is In A Flash.
    I like Perfect Kiss, too.
    Gilda & Alegra are nice.
    Enchante is drool worthy.

    I’m wearing Happi today!

    Thank you so much for putting this eye candy together :>
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  • February 9, 2011

    you just made me want to buy every pink and red polish i ever find…They are colors i usually never buy. There are some really pretty colors here.

  • February 9, 2011

    It looks like two different colors on the UD Woodstock pic, or is it just me? =)

    • February 9, 2011

      Hi sparris,

      Nope, same color

  • February 9, 2011
    Faith Dunning

    Very nice! Thanks so much for doing that!
    I just got Obey Me delivered yesterday, but this makes me realize I really DO need to pick up “Throb” and also see if I can get my hands on CG holiday colors Mommy Kissing Santa and Ruby Deer!
    I had won a few of the CG holiday sets from another bloggers give away a couple of months ago (along wth lots of other goodies) but I never actually received the prize package :( Now I can’t find those little beauties ANYWHERE!

  • February 9, 2011

    Whoa, sensory overload. Awesome! What a fun, super girly post.

    Some of those coral tinged pinks are really making me wish it was summer.

  • February 9, 2011

    So pretty! I wish I was talented enough to do red nails with pink hearts or vice-versa, however cheesy that may sounds.
    I love coordinating makeup and such for V-day!
    Btw, I looked all over for that darn Physician’s Formula heart palette you reviewed and could not find it. :( BUT, I ended up getting the Stila Make me blush palette instead for myself and and a gift for my sister. I love the special makeup posts!
    Thanks for the beautiful photos and great posts.

    • February 9, 2011

      Hi Sonya,

      Hmm maybe not everyone has them out yet. They are a newish item and I’ve seen them quite a bit at various stores near me. I hope you can find ’em!

    • February 10, 2011

      I found the Physician’s Formula palette today! I was picking up a prescription and thought I would check again to see if CVS had it and they did! So excited. Now I have that and the Stila palette coming my way too!

      • February 10, 2011

        Hi Sonya,

        Yay!!!! I need to do some drug store hunting again and see what’s new that I missed :)

  • February 9, 2011

    Hubba hubba! I only reach for reds and pinks on rare occasion, but seeing them all together like this makes me swoon. Kelly, please help me save money and heartache over Illamasqua Throb not being readily available here in the States; what color would you say is most similar? Any RBL reds slightly close? I think I may need to get that one regardless though! It seems to have so much more punch than any red I’ve seen.

    Thanks for this excellent post! :)

    • February 9, 2011

      Hi Cat,

      I have a bunch of red RBL’s but only 1 swatched I think. Chinoise might not be a dupe for Throb but it’s insanely gorgeous, like bright creamy Chinese red lacquer.

    • February 9, 2011

      I love Chinoise! That, along with OPI Got the Blues for Red and Zoya Nidhi are my favorite reds. Throb seems like it’s the perfect in-between medium, blue-leaning red creme.

  • February 9, 2011

    I loooove the urban decay colors! I don’t know why but I can’t stop looking at Hasbury! I usually don’t do pink, but it’s a gorgeous color!

  • February 9, 2011

    Holy Crow that’s a lot of swatches LOL I chose Zoya Sarah has my color last night thinking it appropriate for the impending VDay :)

  • February 9, 2011

    Whoa! That’s a lot of pink and red! I’m kind of boring, so I’ll probably stick to a red creme for V-Day.

  • February 9, 2011


    Do you think Zoya Karina and Sarah are pretty much identical? I have both due to circumstances out of my control.

  • February 9, 2011

    Still love Mommy Kissing Santa! Ode To A Ladybug and Enchante are faves, too 😀

  • February 9, 2011

    OMG I LOVE THIS POST– thank you so much! I bet it took a while! It was so fun seeing all of these gorgeous colors!!

  • February 9, 2011

    I’m not a huge ‘pink and red’ girl, although I do have a shameful amount of them as well. But I was going through this post going ‘got it’, ‘got it’, ‘don’t got it but want it now’, lol. So many pretty colors!
    I’m also not a big Valentine’s person, probably because I don’t have a Valentine, lol (yes, this is by choice. Long, depressing story about my huge fear of loss, blah blah blah). But for some reason this year I felt like doing my nails all Valentine-y. So I’ve got on a bright, sparkly red pedi right now, and I’m going to do something fun on my nails soon. I’ll wait for your Friday poll (if you do one this week) to name colors.
    Thanks for the polish ‘porn’, I love to just look at all the pretties sometimes!

  • February 9, 2011

    Wow Kelly!!! What a fantastic post, you are one hard-working blogger!!! Happy V-Day!!

  • February 9, 2011

    Holy pink and red, batman!
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  • February 9, 2011

    That’s a whole lot of choices for Valentine’s Day! Beautiful pictures and inspiration.

  • February 9, 2011

    Oooooh I never thought of dark red ruby-like nail polishes for Valentines!! I shall do that! Thank you for the great choices!

  • February 9, 2011

    absolutely AMAZING post! i’ve missed seeing nail polish on your blog
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  • February 10, 2011

    What an amazing collection of pinks and reds. . I see a few BB Coutures made on your list.;) that’s way too cool! You even got a few zoya colors I’m going to hunting for. Thanks for showing off such a collection of reds and pinks.

  • February 10, 2011

    I’ve got my eye on a couple of these! Nice post=]

  • February 10, 2011

    There are only a few Lippmann polishes that have impressed me as unique enough to be worth the money, and I’m TOTALLY adding Bitches’ Brew to the top of that list. That is seriously complex and gorgeous!
    Also, I think it’s great that you have such a range of different prices and products. That’s one of the things I love so much about your blog- you are “equal opportunity”!
    Oh, and thanks for the Illamasqua “llemmings”…

    • February 10, 2011

      Hi ReaderRita,

      Bitches’ Brew is on of the only polishes I have ever gone through a whole bottle of and gotten a 2nd!

  • February 10, 2011

    Amazing collection! Thanks for all your hard work doing this. I added some Duri to my list. I don’t own any of this brand.

  • February 10, 2011

    Red and pink polish swoon-fest!
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  • February 10, 2011

    Some of these are so bright that they look like you (badly) photoshopped them on. LOVE IT! lol

  • February 10, 2011

    I have a new appreciate for pink polish! I realized that I LOVE all the ones that are for breast cancer. The Finger Paints and the China Glaze ones… are those still around? GORGEOUS

    • February 11, 2011

      Hi Danica,

      Hmmm I am not sure the breast cancer ones are still around, but you might be able to find them online. They were originally out in October.

  • February 16, 2011

    Amazing Kelly: I have been away from the Internet for quite awhile now and just came back. Never have seen a post like this with tons of swatches. Some of the reds, dark reds and neutral pinks are to die for and would wear on my toenails, LOL Some of my favorites are-MAC Obey Me, Illamasqua Throb, Dashing Diva Underground City,China Glaze Mommy Kissing Santa, (I am so in love with BB Couture Romeo and Dashing Diva Underground City!!!),Color Club Jewel of a Girl, Jessica Crimson Reflections, Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian, OCC Strumpet, China Glaze Encouragement, Finger Paints I Pink I Can (so pretty the way this polish looks on you,) Zoya Happi :), and MAC Lucky Number. Actually all the swatches look especially gorgoeus on you, some are very pretty and very beautiful looking on your dazzling nails. Will I ever out grow wearing toenail polish? …Nah it’s just so much fun to wear and post pictures to all my friends, LOL
    Mc Huggs :)