20 Chic New Year’s Eve Nail Ideas

They pair perfectly with a glass of bubbly.


Somehow 2019 is already just a few days away, which means New Year’s Eve outfit planning begins now. And of course, there's no better accessory than a really great manicure. For the beauty-obsessed December 31st is the perfect excuse for ridiculously cool nail art.

This year, we’re going with chic, minimalist designs with that little something extra, like speckled glitter and (tastefully) bejeweled cuticles. Below, we rounded up the 20 prettiest nail designs that will make ringing in New Year’s Eve feel like a party—even if you're just watching the ball drop on your couch with friends.

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1 These rose gold accents

Fact: Rose gold will never do you wrong. (Shop the prettiest polishes here.)

2 This metallic star design

JIC you want to show off your holiday spirit with your nails.

3 These tiny glitter tips

Are you more into neutral nails? A touch of glitter won't hurt!

4 This Swarovski strip mani

Your nails don't need much else when they're coated in Swarovski crystals.

5 These champagne glitter nails

Go all out with glitter this NYE, because why not?

6 This disco ball design

A manicure like this will make you want to dance.

7 These metallic foil french tips

Want all eyes on your nails? Bingo! This bold foil design can be spotted from a mile away.

8 This simple, sparkly stripe

Minimalists will love this low-key chic design.

9 These tinsel-inspired tips

Silver sparkle for the win!

10 This matte-plum mani with gold accents

An easy way to dress up this fall hue is with a pop of gold.

12 This sparkly-matte combo

We'd like to name this design "When Opposites Attract."

13 This oxblood-stripe mani

Feeling a little edgy? Go with this oh-so-sharp design—it just requires some strategically placed nail tape.

14 These gold leaf nails

Encapsulated gold leaf 🍃 @jessicamarks ❤️ @imarninails

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TFW you want your nails to feel festive and decadent.

15 This speckled-glitter mani

Here's proof glitter can look chill, too.

18 These bejeweled cuticles

I want to recreate this dripping-in-diamonds design ASAP.

19 This blush-pink and gold combo

NYE nail art that's still office-appropriate nail art for all the people who ran out of vacation days earlier this year.

20 These gold-lined, cranberry nails

This isn't your average red mani.


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