31 Sparkling New Year’s Nails Ideas To Ring in 2023

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You know the old adage that says how you spend your New Year’s Eve decides how you’ll spend the rest of the next year? If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that that’s B.S., so we’re making a little edit: let your New Year’s Eve nails manifest all the joy, creativity, and tiny little rhinestones headed your way in the year to come. 

Whether you prefer the traditional New Year’s sparkle, a colorful hand-painted confetti party, or chrome stars, we guarantee there’s a New Year’s nail design that will resonate with your evening plans and your outfit. Maybe you plan to be in PJs for the night. No problem, we’ve got a manicure for that. 

There is so much inspiration on Instagram to choose from and we’ve selected the most creative designs. Resourceful nail artists are using stamps, stickers, wraps, chrome powders foil, and more to bring their visions to life. Some of these mini works of art will feel on-theme all the way from Christmas Eve through Valentine’s Day, and others — like one manicure that features a clock striking midnight — are singularly honed in on New Year’s Eve.

A disproportionate amount of nail art we’ve curated will have you breaking out the most shimmery polish you own. We’re talking: sparkly swirls, festive glazed donuts, rhinestone-laced nail art designs, and even on-trend aura nails with a colorful glitter twist. If you’d prefer your sparkle with your champagne or blended with confetti inside poppers, that’s okay too. Nail artists are also using matte blacks, French tips, holographic finishes, and gold to get into the spirit. 

Ahead, find our favorite New Year’s nail designs to recreate at home or to screenshot and take to the salon. Whether you turn your fingers into a champagne glass — you’ll see what we mean below — or simply wrap your nails around the stem of one at midnight, we’re wishing you the best and brightest year to come. With nails as good as these, you’re sure to have the sparkliest, most glamorous year yet.

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