This year’s New Year’s Eve is weird. But, these New Year’s nails are the perfect thing to pair with your sweatpants and a bottle of champagne. Because, it’s the time we’ve all been waiting for: the end of 2021! (And for our nails to finally dry.)
We’ve found New Year nail design ideas that are full of confetti, gold and silver embellishments, velvety deep purples and blues, and enough bling to send a distress signal to the person in the apartment across from you. How else are you supposed to let them know you’re out of popcorn?
19 New Years Nail Design Ideas
1. Starry New Year’s Eve Nails
New York City nail artist Naomi Yasuda creates this NYE-inspired confetti manicure that is simple in design but heavy in the festivity. That’s how we weigh everything. The people in the produce department love us.
2. Pink Glitter New Year’s Nails
Use nail tape and glitter polish to create this look by Paintbox. Don’t forget to layer it on top of a Pepto Bismol shade of pink to remind you that fun always comes with consequences.
3. Shiny Polka Dot Press-On Nails
These gorgeous jet black and gold glitter press-on nails are reusable so you can use them throughout the roaring 20s. Available on Etsy.
4. Gold Star NYE Nails
These glimmering nails by Betina Goldstein that feature Nails Inc. Seeing Stars Duo are worthy of all the gold stars. Here’s hoping 2022 earns at least two of them.
5. Matte Black and Gold New Year’s Eve Nails
Manicurist Eunice Park creates a classically bold look for New Year’s Eve with matte black polish, gold-lined cuticles, and coffin-shaped nails. Which, coincidentally, is exactly where we want this year to go.
6. Galaxy Nail Design
If you’re an astrology or astronomy nerd, then these purple galaxy nails by Hey, Nice Nails! are the perfect New Year’s Eve manicure. Use a metallic purple as your base and top with a starry clear coat. If you screw up, just tell someone you’re a Pisces rising.
7. Abstract New Year’s Nails
Michelle Humphrey uses Bio Sculpture shades in Contour, French Creme, Whitney, and Chrome Catalyst to create abstract nails that mimic those post-ball drop streamers. Use a detail brush to create this abstract look.
8. Crystal Press-On Nails
There’s pretty much no way you can be too extra on New Year’s. These crystal press-on nails prove that more really is more. Like with money!
9. Happy New Year Press-On Nails
These black and silver press-on nails are super cute and take away all the guesswork. And, the actual work.
10. Silver Glitter Nails
These press-on nails will make you look like you did a ton of work, but you didn’t. They also come with a name – Audrey. Whether they mean Breakfast at Tiffany’s or My Fair Lady is up to you. Available on Etsy.
11. Gold Glitter Manicure
Using The GelBottle Inc. in Biab18, Dolly, and Art Deco, Joey shows off this chic gold French manicure. To get perfectly straight lines, use some nail tape before you start in with the champagne.
12. Simple Gold Glitter New Year’s Eve Nails
Karolina shows off these super simple nails that still make a statement if you can hardly be bothered to even pick out a festive pair of sweats.
13. Starry Nail Design
Samantha Marie hand-painted these black and white stars on a gold metallic base. You can too with a detail brush and a basic understanding of geometry.
14. Purple Holographic Press-On Nails
Turns out holograms aren’t just for Coachella and Star Trek. These shimmering press-on nails are honestly the kind of vibe we all need to take into 2022. We’re not even sure what vibe that is exactly, but we’re on board. Available on Etsy.
15. Countdown Nails
Gracie creates this detailed timeless design perfect for New Year’s Eve or someone who is just really obsessed with time. Recreate this look using Ella+Mila shade La La Land, Madam Glam color Perfect Black, and Kiara Sky Nails in Strike Gold, a detail brush, some nail tape, and a stopwatch.
16. Fireworks New Year’s Nails
Are fireworks your favorite part of New Year’s Eve celebrations? @mgielkam created these nails using Clear Jelly Stamper’s Pop the Bubbly steel stamping plate.
17. Gold Foil French Manicure
This classic end of the year look by @Paintbox takes ‘just the tip’ to a whole other shiny level.
18. Celestial New Year’s Nails
Are you asleep before midnight arrives? These dreamy celestial nails by Rose B. are for you. Use a detail brush for the clouds and nail decals for the moon and stars.
19. Purple New Year’s Eve Nails
Recreate this stunning and elegant nail design by Alicia Torello with a thin gold horizontal stripe and a matte eggplant shade that probably won’t get you banned from Instagram.
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