My Top 5 Anti-Valentine’s Polishes

Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Renaissance Cosmetics Black Heart, Don't Care

Hi everyone!

I know, I know, Valentine’s Day is long gone, but I have finally managed to get this post done. And hey, who’s to say you can’t be anti-Valentine’s any day of the year? In case you missed it, the other day I showed my top 5 Valentine’s Day polishes. Today’s post is just the opposite – the perfect polish to wear if, for whatever reason, you don’t want to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Renaissance Cosmetics Black Heart, Don't CareThe first one is pretty much the quintessential anti-Valentine’s polish: Black Heart, Don’t Care by Renaissance Cosmetics. It’s literally made as an anti-Valentine’s polish. It has so much going on, and it all comes together beautifully. It’s a white crelly base packed with silver holo squares, pink dots, pink shards, and of course the black hearts. It took 3 coats to reach full coverage with this beauty. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Renaissance Cosmetics Black Heart, Don't CareThe polish comes out of the bottle packed with dots, shards, and squares, but you do have to fish a bit to get the black hearts out. A truly gorgeous creation. I won this polish quite some time ago in a giveaway by Renaissance Cosmetics. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: OPI Emotions (Liquid Sand)

My second pick is OPI Emotions. This is a black textured polish. This is 2 coats. I have a mini bottle of this, which makes application a little annoying, but I didn’t have any major problems. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: OPI Emotions (Liquid Sand)

This one really is blackest black and the rough texture made it even better for an anti-valentine’s polish!Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Sally Hansen Blizzard Blue

My third pick is Sally Hansen Blizzard Blue – this polish really is cold as ice! It’s also very sheer, so it took me 4 coats to get here and there was still some visible nail line at certain angles. It could be used to make a similar base icier. In the past I’ve even used the sheerness to my advantage by using it in a water marble when I wanted the polish below the marble to show through. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Sally Hansen Blizzard Blue

Unfortunately, I did get some bubbling with this polish. It could probably be avoided with more careful application – I was in a bit of a hurry – but it is clearly prone to bubbling. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Sally Hansen Loves Me Not

My fourth pick is another offering from Sally Hansen – Loves Me Not. The name alone already made this one a perfect pick, but the gorgeous vampy polish cinched its place in this list. I’ve always loved polish shades like this one, long before I got into polish. It is a very dark, deep purple base absolutely packed with slightly lighter purple shimmer. It’s stunning! Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Sally Hansen Loves Me Not

This was 2 coats of Loves Me Not. I found the shimmer particularly interesting because when looking at the bottle, the shimmer appears golden around the curves of the bottle – almost as if it has a duochrome quality. This didn’t translate onto the nails, though – not that it needs it. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Love Thy Polish Zombie Brains

My final pick might just be my favourite of the whole lot – Love Thy Polish Zombie Brains. I won this in a giveaway ages ago, and every time I put it on my nails I love it more. It’s a light grey base with dark grey specks, small white circle glitters and 2 sizes of larger magenta circle glitters. Application is very easy although it helps if you position the magenta glitters a bit. The base is a little sheer, so this took 3 coats. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Love Thy Polish Zombie Brains

If you’re wondering why this polish made the list, it’s because zombies only love you for your brains!

What do you think? Which is your favourite of these?

  • Vic

    God I hate my mini bottle of Emotions. That said, if I see a full size anywhere I’ll be grabbing it!

    • Painted Fingertips

      I have 2 sets of mini bottles, 7 polishes in total, and they’re dreadful. In the future I’ll rather be more selective and buy one full-size bottle than the 4 minis… OPIs are horrendously expensive here though.

  • Cheyenne

    Loves me not is my fav! Such a beautiful shade of purple!

    • Painted Fingertips

      It’s so great! I’d almost forgotten I had it, I saw it in my drawer as I was picking polishes for this and I grabbed!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    Yes! I love how you did this! Awesome round up!

    • Painted Fingertips


  • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

    Zombie Brains is amazing!!

    • Painted Fingertips

      It’s so great. I remember being a little unsure when I first got it, but the second it went on my nails, I was in love.

  • Hey, Darling Polish!

    This is such a fun idea for a post! I’m loving Zombie Brains!

    • Painted Fingertips

      It is such a great polish!

  • Jennifer Channell

    Loves Me Not is beautiful!

    • Painted Fingertips

      I love it too! 🙂

  • Siobhan

    Such great picks! I love the names more than the polishes! 😀 Black heart, Don’t Care! Love it!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Lol! Aren’t they great? 🙂

  • Philly Loves Lacquer

    Grey crelly with pink dots? Omg, swoon. Zombie Brains is definitely my favorite here!

    • Painted Fingertips

      It’s amazing, right? I’m so glad I won it because I felt like I might have overlooked it myself… I learned my lesson cos it’s AMAZING!

  • Roselynn787

    Emotions is one of my favorite texture polishes. Love it.

    • Painted Fingertips

      I seem to overlook it but I really shouldn’t because it’s great!

  • Deborah – Love Varnish

    Love Thy Polish Zombie Brains is such a fun shade! The pink glitter really pops.

    • Painted Fingertips

      I love it every time I put it on!

  • Simona @LightYourNails!

    Loves Me Not is actually the kind of shade that my boyfriend loves seeing on my nails!

    • Painted Fingertips

      I don’t stop loving that kind of shade because I remember how crazy I was about such shades before getting into polish!

  • Lothwen Akira

    Good picks!! Especially Zombie Brains, lol!!!

    • Painted Fingertips


  • Katherine

    Zombie Brains is so great! I think I would like the very first polish more if the black hearts were more visible in the polish, but it’s still a great combo. 🙂

    • Painted Fingertips

      I think it’s possible to make the hearts more visible, I fished for them on my second coat then still added a thin 3rd coat of polish. You do need to fish for them so you could just do that on your final coat.