As the end of December arrives, it’s time to start gearing up for those New Year’s Eve celebrations. While a sparkly dress is sure to grab attention, these New Year’s nail designs might just steal the show. That is, unless you’ve decided 2023 is your year to forgo clothes completely.
These creative nail looks are the perfect accessory to a midnight kiss, sip of champagne, or bite into a cupcake. The designs include everything from splashy bling to promote good luck next year, to simple designs that convey you’re only at the party for the mini hot dogs.
Don’t forget your Tupperware. 2023 is going to be epic.
15 New Year’s Nail Designs to Celebrate In Style
1. Glitter Tip New Year’s Nail Designs
These press-on nails by The Holy Nail are the perfect mix of flashy and glam. They’ve got all the joy of glitter without having to clean it out of your crevasses later. Or, worse…our crevasses.
Available at The Holy Nail
2. Black and Gold Glam Press-On Nails
End the year with a bang with these blingy press-on nails. They’re perfect for any occasion. You can wear these stiletto nails to a swanky party, a small gathering at your hometown bar, or to fall asleep on your couch at 11:59 p.m. Overdressed? Us?
Available on Etsy
3. Diamond Dust Cuffs
This festive design is perfect for any minimalist. The one who is going into the New Year ready to Marie Kondo their way into a fresh start. As long as the glitter nail polish makes it into the “gives us joy” pile, we’re cool with it.
4. Multi Colored Tinsel Nails
This nail design is the perfect way to keep up the festive holiday spirit. The question is: what will last longer? This tinsel nail polish design, your Christmas decorations, or your champagne hangover?
5. Universe Ombré Nails
Just like the universe, your New Year’s Eve options are endless. Ombré is the perfect design to embrace the possibilities of the new year. As long as those possibilities don’t involve running into your ex at a party.
6. Glitter Fade Nails
This easy nail design only requires some colorful glitter polish and a nude base. Coincidentally, most New Year’s Eve outfits require the same treatment. Spanx, be gone!
7. Star-Studded New Year’s Nails
This nail tech uses chrome nail paint for a futuristic look. Time to put all that doodling practice to good use. You didn’t flunk algebra for nothing!
8. Gold and Black French Mani
The classic French manicure gets an edgy upgrade using Mooncat nail polish colors in the shades I’m a MF Supernova and Emo for Life. Next year may be a new era in your life, but pop punk never goes out of style.
9. 3D New Year’s Nail Designs
Try this 3D nail look if you’re ready to get started on your New Year’s resolution of being bold. Ours is to stop doom scrolling on Twitter. It is not going well so far.
10. Rainbow Chrome French Tip Manicure
Chrome was the “it girl” nail trend of 2022, and this colorful chrome French brings that energy into 2023. It’s way easier than waking up at 5 a.m. for a Peloton class and a green juice. Oh, and shinier.
11. Champagne Nails
Add some texture to your nails with this cool gold flake design. We’re manifesting pure gold for the new year. Starting every day spooning out Lucky Charms with this manicure is our technique.
12. Starry New Year’s Nail Design
13. Shiny Disco Ball Nails
Have the Times Square ball at the tip of your fingers with this look. And you won’t even have to elbow your way through a crowd for it. Save the elbow pads for your new rollerblading hobby.
14. Purple New Year’s Nails
If you stay up until midnight, you’ll match the night sky with this festive purple design. They’ll even look cute as you cover your mouth to yawn yet again at nine-thirty.
15. Black Ball Drop
Create this dramatic ball drop nail design with your favorite black polish and the thinnest brush you can find. Pro tip: attach a mini yo-yo so that every time you move, you have your own ball drop.
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