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25 New Year's Nail Ideas for a Sparkly Start to 2022
*All* the shimmer and shine for a stellar start to the new year!
Whether you're going to ring in 2022 by tossing a big-time bash, or you plan on keeping it on the DL with a quiet game night, you're probably looking to elevate your personal style with some killer New Year's nail ideas. After all, celebrating the arrival of Baby New Year is a great reason to get dolled up even if you're just cuddled on the couch watching movies with your S.O., and no outfit is complete without a marvy mani. So trim those cuticles, buff those beds and get ready to get inspired by the following nail art.
Because we've found everything from simple, classic looks done up with a twist (be sure to check out the black French manicure—ooh la la!) to elaborate designs that use goodies like charms, rhinestones, stickers and even cellophane to achieve their effect. We love the super-cool New Year's-themed nails, too, with clinking glasses, clock gears, fireworks and stars on them. And if you go with a wintery color like blue or silver, you can always keep styling these babies 'til it's time to change over to Valentine's Day nails. So let's all raise a glass (unless your polish is wet!) to this fabulous, festive New Year's nail art!
Go pretty in pink to end the year with a look that combines creamy color with serious sparkles. We'll toast to that!
From gorgeous grey to shining silver, this is nail polish with a pretty platinum theme perfect for an upscale New Year's.
Ring in the New Year with ultra-dramatic nails in shining black and glittering gold—ideal colors for a night out on the town.
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that BLING, especially on New Year's Eve. If you really want to show off those jewels, use a neutral nail color, with a little gold polish here and there.
Place these gorgeous snowflakes on your fingertips before Christmas and you can wear your winter wonderland-themed nail art straight through New Year's, and even beyond.
We love this punky leopard print nail art that recalls the 1980s. Tease out some big hair and toss on a mini dress and day-glo stockings and you'll be everyone's favorite blast from the past at the party!
A go-to classic and yet plenty festive, red nails can always be jazzed up even more with a little bedazzling at the base.
With a looong length to die for, these emerald green nails are sure to slay all on New Year's Eve.
If you're going for elegant but alluring on New Year's, you might want to consider this gorgeous black French manicure. Use the palest pink polish underneath to set it off.
Ahoy matey! If you happen to be celebrating the arrival of 2022 on a boat, this is the nail art for you.
Cobalt blue is another super-dramatic color, and wintery to boot. Add rhinestones and other nail jewels to level up the look for New Year's.
Tie-dyes are no longer just for jam bands thanks to this whimsical design just made for a fun, relaxed New Year's Eve celebration.
New Year's Eve is a night to shine, just like these shimmery, silvery nails that look like confetti has been sprinkled on them.
Simple yet plenty eye-catching thanks to the neon hue, this nail art just might stop traffic on the big night. If you want to get a little fancier, consider some charms around the base of your nail bed.
Let's raise a glass to these New Year's-ready nails festooned with tiny bubbles that could have been captured straight from a champagne bottle.