Although they aren't nearly as festive as my skittlette mani a few days ago, this is what I actually had on my nails on Valentine's Day!
This was my first time trying negative space nail art, and I was really happy with how it came out! After painting my base coat (LaCC 2012) I laid down two pieces of striping tape and quickly painted two thin coats of LaCC 1941, and removed the striping tape while the polish was still wet. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite.
I was initially hesitant about trying this technique because I was worried that the whole naked-nail-showing thing would just look weird, but it actually looked very modern and sophisticated! I much preferred this to my over-the-top Valentine's Day skittlette, haha! Which do you prefer? :)