Just in time for the biggest party of the year, here are 15 fabulous New Years nail designs for every taste and skill level. From brilliant freehand nail designs to easy abstract New Year nails and from embellished gel nails to negative space minimalist manicures, this New Years nail designs compilation has it all! Plus, any of these designs can be easily done in gel or the usual nail polish and any colour palette, so it’s easy to match your New Years nails to your outfit.
According to the old Russian proverb, the way you celebrate New Year’s arrival that’s how you will spend the rest of the year. So let’s make sure our nails are on point on the 31st ;)
Scroll down to view 15 fabulous New Years nail designs and make sure to pin some of your favorites, so you remember the idea!
1. New Year’s Eve nails by @home_of_deva
How-to: this nail design is done in gel but can be easily adapted for the usual nail polish. First, create paint all nails in colours as pictured, then using a fine detailing brush paint fireworks, clock and champagne glass, add glitter gradients and rhinestones. Finish off with a high gloss top coat.
How-to: First paint your nails with dark red nail polish, then use this liner brush and gold nail polish to add spiky details. Alternatively, use these Heart Tip stencils to get the perfect gold spikes. Finish off with a glossy top coat.
3. Sparkling New Years nail design by @thehandedit
How-to: this New Years manicure is perfect for those who is short on time but still want their nails to be extra. Simply create glitter gradient over bare nails with a silver holographic nail polish and then glue diamond rhinestones on your fingers.
4. New Year’s Eve Party nails by @nailscope
How-to: first paint the base with a negative space details, then add gold Geo Aztec stickers as pictured and finish off with a matte top coat. Here’s step-by-step tutorial for these blue and gold party nails
5. Extra Sparkly New Years nails by @misspopnails
How-to: first paint all nails with an opaque nude nail polish then add the Swarowski crystals. But if Swarowski is a bit exxy, use these clear rhinestones and small gold beads to recreate this New Years nail design.
6. Purple and Gold Evening nails by @hannahroxit
7. New Years Eve nails by @glitterfingersss
How-to: this beautiful nail design is hand-painted with acrylic paints and 01 Warrior detailing brush.
How-to: simply paint all nails in white, then using this striping brush add black details in the sides and then gold stripes in the middle of the black and white.
9. Happy New Year nails by @lieve91
How-to: this intricate New Years nail design is entirely hand painted – Anja used 01 Warrior detailing brush.
10. Abstract New Years nails by @so_nailicious
11. New Year’s Eve nail art by @beautyaddictedd
How-to: first paint your nails with white and dark blue nail polish, then add gold Star stickers and Gold Stripes nail stickers to create this stunning New Years manicure. Finish off with a matte top coat.
12. Negative Space New Years nail art by @betina_goldstein
How-to: use this liner brush to add textured gold, black and silver details on the side of each nail. Finish off with a high gloss top coat. For textured nail polish, try this Dance Legend Sahara Crystal or Orly MegaPixel.
13. Dark Red New Years nail art by @la_avenail
How-to: paint all nails with a matte dark red nail polish, then add glitter details and apply black Geo Pattern stickers on top. Secure the stickers and the glitter parts with a glossy top coat.
14. New Year’s Eve nails by @nailscope
How-to: create glitter gradient with loose glitters on all nails, then apply 1 coat of a fast drying top coat. Wait until it’s dry and using these Lightning Bolt nail stencils create the black outlines. Finish off with a gel effect top coat.
15. Art Deco New Years nail design by @so_nailicious
How-to: paint all nails in dark red nail polish, wait until it’s dry and then add Glitter striping tapes to create the Art Deco pattern. Finish off with a glossy top coat.
There you have it, 15 fabulous New Years nail designs for every taste and for every skill. What I love the most about New Year’s nails is that there’s so much room for experiments! You’re free to use any colours and create any patterns, as long as your manicure has a touch of sparkle it will certainly qualify as New Year’s.
As for me, I’ll do something abstract or try the freehand New Year’s clock manicure this year. It depends on how much time I’ll have to get ready for the biggest party of the year ;) make sure you follow me on Instagram, to see our New Year’s adventures and of course, my mani.
Now over to you!
Which nail design from the above compilation is your favourite? Will you dare to try any?
– Maria, xx
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