Like everything else on the last day of the year, your New Year’s Eve manicure is generally all about putting your fanciest self forward. If the idea of glitz and glitter all of your face isn't super appealing, festive nail designs are a great way to add some sparkle to your style. It will certainly save you the hassle of scrubbing sparkly shadow off your eyes before you crawl into bed with a nice little champagne buzz.
When it comes to nails, it’s good to know there really aren’t any rules, So, whether you like bold metallics or elegant glitters, there are pretty much endless possibilities to achieving your own perfect New Year’s nail look. And while you can pretty much create any color scheme or design you’d like, the New Year’s Eve palette usually focuses on gorgeous tones of black, white, silver, gold, and champagne — all of which happen to go with any ensemble you had in mind.
Whether your New Year’s Eve involves a big night out at a fancy club or a chill evening with a few close friends, these 20 looks from Instagram are guaranteed to make you (and your tips) dazzle.
1. Black And Gold Accents
Ever so fancy, these golden accented nails takes your basic black manicure to a whole new level.
2. Black And Gold Stripes
Gold and black stripes keep your nails looking elegant and chic.
3. Black With Gold Foils
Another way to wear black and gold, this sexy nail look gives patterned nails a timely festive makeover.
4. Champagne, Pink, And Nude
A more romantic nail look, this sweet yet sultry design is perfect for a glamorous evening out.
5. Glittery Ombre
Want a change-up on the usual ombre nail? This nail design looks sharp against a glass of bubbly.
6. Night Sky Nails
Getting away from the usual New Year’s colors, this creative nail design is reminiscent of colorful New Year's fireworks.
7. Festive Nail Art
Love nail art? This clever design definitely will give you major New Year’s feels.
8. Sequins and Sparkles
Eye-catching sequins and glitter surely make this nail look stand out from the crowd.
9. Colorful and Festive
Colorful and festive never looked better!
10. New Year's Nail Art
Offering a little bit of everything, this catchy nail design features everything from clocks to tuxedos.
11. Blues and Jewels
This stunning look is perfect for those who don’t fancy the traditional silvers and golds.
12. Blue and Gold
A gorgeous yet simple look, this gold leaf design looks breathtaking against soft blue polish.
13. Accented Nudes
Luxurious gold and nude can never go wrong.
14. Bold and Orange
Looking for something to flatter your gold sequined dress? This popping multicolored design is sure to do the trick.
15. Multicolored Glitter
This glittery ombre sparkles and shines just like the Times Square Ball.
16. Silver Surprise
Who needs fireworks, when you’ve got sparkly tips like these?
17. Fun Nail Party
This lovely nail look balances silver, gold, and white tones with ease.
18. Gray Nail Art
Grays and glitters come together for a chic nail art look.
19. Silver and Blues
Prim and polished, this nail look will definitely steal the show at any New Year's soiree.
20. Mesmerizing Designs
Charm your onlookers with this mesmerizing nail design.
Want more nail art ideas? Check out the video below and subscribe to Bustle on YouTube!