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Birthday nail art ideas are an excellent way to celebrate your birthday or any other special occasions. They can be worn for a party, but also if you want to feel stylish and look good anytime!
Take a look at most popular birthday nail designs from the video below for a quick glimpse:
There are tons of birthday nail designs out there – from classics like polka dots over hearts to more sophisticated styles like zebra prints . The great thing about them is that you can wear them anytime and they will always look like a gift for your eyes.
Leopard nails are very stylish, but not everyone knows how to make this style pop! If you want to be sure that your leopard print nail art design looks perfect – check below some helpful tips for creating it yourself in the comfort of home.
1 White V Tips And Designs
This design features all white nails that are shaped like a coffin. The nails have little v tips to make them look super cute and much more elegant than normal squared off or rounded tips. The background color is painted nude and then embellished with fun and simple designs throughout each one for that special bling factor.
2 With 3D Bows And Flora Designs
This design is simple yet chic. Short, clear coffin nails are used with designs over the entire nail. A nude color similar to skin completes the look of this party-ready manicure. The bows give it a feminine touch that would also be great for anyone celebrating their birthday who loves these types of details.
3 Matte White And Leopard
This fun birthday nail design takes you to the wild side with a leopard print on an oval matte white background. The nails are decorated with two coats of silver polish that provides plenty of shine and almost feels like it’s glistening in the light. This is a great design for anyone who loves animals, but isn’t quite ready to go full on wild.
4 With Shiny Silver And Pearls
This sweet birthday nail design is an easy way to add a trendy metallic look. The design has a pale purple base color, and each nail gets a line of silver on the top of the nail. A few pearls down the middle help to tie all of them together. This is a great example of how using different elements in your manicure can bring it into one cohesive look.
5 Colorful Glitter And Diamonds
This pretty design has a square shape which is made of clear gel polish. It is then decorated with different colors of glitter, diamonds and other shapes. The square nail art design for birthday looks very nice when all the tiny shapes are placed perfectly on your nails. It also makes a good combination with short square colored nails that look really cute.
6 Colorful Designs
These nails are bright and happy. Over a transparent base coat, colorful shapes are painted with many colors. The top coat is the final touch to these cute nails. This design would be great for someone that wants something fun and festive for their birthday.
7 Rainbow And Cake Designs
These nails begin with a white base and a matte top coat. Then, the nail is decorated in rainbow colors for an extra pop of vibrancy. Right above this initial design is another swirly cake nail design that’s covered in colorful confetti across the entire nail.
8 Metallic Silver And Butterfly
This nude nail design features an almond shape for long nails that also look great on shorter nails. The background color is clear, but the spaces between each of the nails are filled with a metallic silver. This picture shows all ten fingers, but you may trim it down to just one or two.
9 Sophisticated Designs
This design starts with a square nail shape, then the extraneous edges are cut off. The nails start with pink polish that fades into lighter shades of pink over the length of the nail. Finally, pink roses are extruded into the design to complete it. This would be great for someone who loves this type of manicure and wants something to wear to a bedroom or a date that would set them apart from all the other women in the room.
10 Glitter And 3D Black Bow
This design is a great twist on your basic french tip. A glossy black polish has been applied to the entire nail with an angled brush, and then designs are added in acrylic paint for each nail. This design is complete with rhinestones in the french tips to give it some extra sparkle which will catch the light and bring attention to the birthday girl.
11 With Bear Accessories And Glitter
These birthday nails are adorable. The nails begin with bright, shiny white paint that is then shaped into short ovals. A pastel red polish is used to make the black bear’s nose and mouth stand out. The bear has yellow glittery paws for birthday accessories.
12 With Cake Designs
This is an update on the traditional French manicure. This design can be worn for almost any occasion, but looks especially nice on birthday nails. They are almond shaped to fit nicely with your cuticles. The background color is a matte beige that appears to have sprinkles of just about every color in the rainbow with detailed designs of cakes throughout.
13 With Girly Accessories Design
This design has an oval shape which is made of light pink color. It also looks very nice when it is in combination with diamond ring finger design because both of them are best for the birthday. The nails are decorated with many different girly accessories like flowers, bows and butterflies to make this nail art design more lovely.
14 With Heart And Star
These birthday nails are classy and feminine. The nails start with the traditional white background and then a gradient of pink and coral (a color halfway between red and orange). A heart design is painted on each nail featuring black paint inside the lines. At the base of each nail, a decorative pattern is painted using small stars as well as thick stars appearing at the top of some nails.
15 With Glitter And Rainbow
These nails begin with a white base and a matte top coat. After the first layer, the clear nail is then decorated in colorful glitter that mixes together to create a pretty rainbow effect on each of these birthday nails.
16 With Gold Tips And Glitter
These nails look like small snowflakes. The nails start with a base coat of clear polish, then they are given another coat to become mostly white. Instead of painting lines or swirls, the next step is to use a thin brush and paint over glitter onto each nail. Then, all you need to do is add a top coat to finish off this design.
17 With Diamond Lines And Butterfly
This design is perfect for anyone celebrating their birthday. A nude color covers the entire nail, then diamond shapes are painted with black to frame them before getting a clear coat of polish. The most unique part of this design are the butterfly wings at the tip of each nail which have shimmering colors that shine in different lighting conditions.
18 Shiny Small Diamond Tips
This fun design is playful, but sophisticated. The nails begin with short almond shape and then are layered with a light pink color that gradually turns into a bright red at the tips. To finish off this birthday nail design, the nails get glitzy diamond pieces painted over them.
19 Cat Eye Light Grey
The nails in this design are different because they don’t employ any gradient effect. Instead, the color is painted on top of each other to create a vibrant look. Over the base coat of light grey, pearls and diamonds are placed with clear polish. A clear top coat adds shine once this nail design is complete.
20 Cute And Colorful Designs
These nails are painted with a matte white base and then decorated with colorful designs. Each nail has its own design and color scheme. The first nail is decorated with a multicolored bow. The next features simple flowers of pink, purple, and blue.
21 Shiny Cat Eye Beige And Brown
This nail design is fun and playful. The base color starts with a beige shade, then brown diamonds are painted in alternating directions to frame the nails. Diamond shapes are also added for even more details that add to the overall look without stealing the show.
22 Rose Red Hearts And Diamonds
This design makes your nails look like you are wearing red lingerie with black lace. The nails start with a pink base color, then the diamond pattern is painted over the top of every nail. A coat of clear polish finishes this design.
23 Diamond Lines And White Tips
This party nail design is similar to the previous one. The nails start with an orange base color, and then white squiggles are painted on top. Diamond shapes are painted over the nails in black for contrast before getting a clear coat of polish for shine. This manicure would be great for anyone looking for something fun yet simple to wear for a birthday party.
24 Gold Lines And Pearls
This elegant nail design would be great for anyone celebrating their birthday. Square shaped nails are used, then they are given a coat of glitter to create an unusual look. A silvery base color is added over the entire nail, then yellow lines are painted on top along with pearls for finishing touches.
25 Pearl Lines And Bow
In this design, the nails begin with a matte white base that is then layered with a very thin coat of the same color. The next step is to cover the nails in a layer of red gel and let it dry. In place of top coat, a shiny layer of clear gel is used on these nails. Then, glittery silver paint is painted over the clear gel to create an ombre look that starts at the tips of the nails and then gradually fades into red. To top off this birthday nail design, a large white bow is placed on each nail.
26 Light Nude Ombre
These nails are chic and elegant. The nails begin with a nude nail tone but gradually change to white at the tips. Stiletto nails are then painted in black at the top of each nail, following the curve of the stiletto. Diamond-shaped lines have been painted onto each nail using silver glitter paint.
27 Rose Red And Light Pink
This lovely design is similar to the 80s inspired design. The base color is a bright red which is covered with white squiggles and triangles in alternating directions. This time, gold is used as the accent color over the designs for even more glamour. Finally, glitters are added to add sparkle and shine to this beautiful and fun design.
28 Colorful Glitter Nails
This design is a great way to show off bright colors. The nails are painted dark blue, and then each nail gets a different color glittered on top. This is a fun way to add some flair to an otherwise quiet color scheme. A few rhinestones add even more sparkle to the design.
29 Matte Clear And Purple
The coffin nails in this design are a simple and sweet example of how you can use different colors to get a great manicure. The nails start with the base color, which is dark purple. Clear matte polish is painted on top of the purple, creating a clear outline of the nail. Then more clear polish is painted over the whole nail to give the nails a soft look. The last touch is to paint gold glitter over the tops of each nail to give them an extra sparkle. This design would be great for someone that wants something simple and elegant for their birthday.
30 Light Grey And White
These pretty nails are painted in different shades of grey and lavender. The glittery diamonds add a fun flare to this design. This look is perfect for parties, weddings, or other special occasions to make your nails the center of attention.
31 Nude And Purple
This simple and easy design is all about the metallics. Gold and silver together create a timeless feel. Nude colors can be used as an under-lay for more intricate designs or as a main color itself. It’s important to remember that nude nails need to have just a little bit of sparkle to liven them up. This design can be done with any color combination.
32 With Flames And Glitter
This lovely design is for birthday nails. It features three light blue, matte nails with green flames and silver glitter on each nail. The others are painted in a nude almond color with the same green flames. This manicure was created using white acrylic paint for the base color, green acrylic paint for the flames, silver glitter mixed with clear gel to create the glitter flames, and matte light blue acrylic paint for the nails.
33 Full Hand Glitter And Diamonds
To get these nails, the base coat is silver chrome. A full hand of glitter polish is placed over each nail once the chrome is finished. Finally, diamonds are painted on top to give this design a little more bling. This look can be worn for almost any occasion.
34 Cat Eye Silver And Burgundy
This unique manicure starts with burgundy squoval nails. The entire nail gets covered in a silver glitter powder, followed by a matte top coat. Then, cat-eye accents are painted on the center of each nail using burgundy and gold polish. The final touch is adding small leopard spots to the outer corners of the nails.
35 Birthday Element Designs
These birthday nails begin with a dark red base. Then, the nails are painted white where there is another small square that has an abstract design on it colored in blue, purple, and yellow. Right above this box is another large box outlined by dots all around it except for two sides.
36 Shiny Small Diamonds Tips
These nails begin with a nude base and gradually turn into a soft pink. Then, the tips of the nails are painted light red and decorated with shiny diamonds. The final touch is an ombre fade from light to dark at the nail tip.
37 With Pearls And 3D Bow
The nails in this design look clean and sweet. They start with a base coat of pretty white, then they are given another coat on top to achieve a solid pink color. Pearls are placed at the tip of each nail, adding just a touch extra brightness. Finally, the bow accessory is painted over the whole nail as an added cute detail.
38 Light Pink
For this design, the nails are given a fresh coat of light pink polish for their base coat. Then, each nail is stenciled with an almond shaped marble design which can be cuter if there are tiny designs on it. Accessorize these adorable nails with some cute stickers or studs to complete the look. This would also be a great look if the nails were done in a dark blue polish with cute heart or diamond designs on it.
39 With Hearts And Bows Design
If you have a little girl who wants to wear nail polish, this design is a great choice. This look has a light pink base with different sized white hearts and bows over the nails. Matte paint gives the nails a fun, girly look that will be sure to please.
40 Cute And Girly Pink
These nails have a light pink base coat and an almond shape to fit neatly over your cuticles. Then, they are decorated with pearls in a variety of shapes and sizes along with some other pretty designs for a fun look perfect for any occasion. The pearls add just the right amount of bling that takes nail art from day to night.
41 Birthday Candle Designs
This design is simple and sweet. The nails start with a solid base color, then the tip gets a line of different shapes. Finally, a bright pink is painted into the designs for a fun touch that would also be great for any girl celebrating her birthday.
42 Colorful Birthday Nails
This is one of the most popular birthday nails which are decorated with different colors and shapes in a nice way. Everyone will love to look at your cool beautiful nail art design when you wear it on your next birthday.
43 Cross And Heart Designs
This design stays true to one color scheme, but throws in the mix some fun details. The oval nails are painted with a solid pink base coat, then black crosses are painted over the top of every other nail. On top of this black printing, white hearts are placed just beside each cross. A clear coat finishes off this design nicely.
44 Pearls And White Designs
This is a design that can easily be pulled together. A clear base coat would be painted on the entire nail, and then designs are added to each nail with a white acrylic paint. Adding pearls or rhinestones to give a little extra bling never hurt anyone, either.
45 Light Beige Luxury Nails
These nails are almond shaped to give the appearance of being long and elegant. The color choice for this look is beyond perfect! It has a light beige base with gold shimmer, sparkle dots, and white diamonds. This nail artwork design looks so cute on short nails.
46 With 3D Bows And Diamonds
These nails look like something a little girl would wear. The baby blue color is the base coat, then it gets an extra coat to create a solid color. Bows are placed on each nail with clear gel polish, followed by some sparkles from the diamonds. A top coat completes these nails beautifully.
47 Cat Eye Pink Coffin Nails
These nails begin with two layers of white polish. Then, the polish is painted over with navy blue paint. To finish off these cute nail designs, a large pink bow is placed on each nail.
48 With Full Hands Diamonds
This nail design is adorable! It includes white nails with pink at their base, but the background color can be changed to silver or gold. These are almond shaped to fit nicely with your cuticles. The most fabulous part of this design is that each fingernail has a full hand diamond on them which makes you feel like royalty.
49 With Heart Designs
This gorgeous look is exciting with its use of pink, burgundy, and white. The square nails are also embellished with heart designs that match the nail color. This design would be a lot of fun at a birthday party or other special occasion.
50 With Heart Designs
The heart designs make this manicure more special and there is an awesome gradient effect between red and pink color shades which makes the nails look very cute. The pink color also looks very nice when it is in combination with diamond ring finger design because both of them are best for the birthday.
51 Pink Square Gel Nails
This manicure starts with a pink base color. Then, there are diamonds randomly placed throughout the nails, which is true to form for birthday nails! To finish off the look, some glistening glitter were applied on top of the diamonds. If you want to give your nails a little bling or if you just love anything shiny then this design is for you.
52 With Girly Designs
This fun design is for birthday nails. It features three pink oval nails with beige dots and blue flowers on each nail. The others are painted in a similar pink color but without the beige polka dots and blue flowers. This manicure was created using white acrylic paint for the base color, blue acrylic paint for the flower designs on each nail, black acrylic paint for the dots on the others nails, and pink acrylic paint for the nails.
53 With Shiny Diamonds
Diamond nail art designs are the most beautiful when it is placed on clear/ natural almond gel nails which are looking very pretty with shiny diamond. It also look nice when it is in combination with diamond ring finger design because both of them are best for the birthday.
54 With Cute Designs
These nails look fun and sophisticated at the same time. The tip is given a cute white with a touch of red for an accent, then that is followed by a white with a touch of black for a contrasting color scheme. The next step is to paint over each design individually with clear gel polish, but instead of making them solid, they are made with an extra coat of black or white.
55 With 3D White Flora Designs
The ombre nails in this design are a great look, especially if you want something slightly different than the typical color gradient. The nails start with a base coat of matte lavender on each nail. The tip of each nail is given just a touch of white to separate it from the purple for an extra vibrant effect.
56 With Pearl Lines And Bow Designs
This is one of the most popular birthday nails which are decorated with pink, red and white colors to make it look very cute. If you love short square nails then you can try out this design for yourself.
57 With Cute Girly Designs
This creative design is done over light pink polish with silver glitter. The nail art looks like an obituary or death announcement. Fun designs decorate the coffin nails, including a bow, candy skull, flower bouquet, and forget forget-me-nots. The theme makes this festive manicure perfect for Halloween celebrations.
58 With Diamond And Glitter
These nails are smooth and shiny with just the right amount of glitter to accent their pink hue. The diamonds surrounding the oval, clear gel nails give this design a contemporary look that is sure to impress. This can be great for any kind of special occasion or even just every day wear.
59 With Diamonds And Glitter
This divine design is for birthday nails. It features three purple oval nails with white diamonds and gold glitter on each nail. The others are painted in a similar light blue color but without the glitter. This manicure was created using white acrylic paint for the base color, black acrylic paint for the dots, diamonds, and striping tape patterns, purple acrylic paint for the nails, gold glitter mixed with clear gel to create the glitter diamonds, and light blue acrylic paint for the almond-shaped nails.
60 Purple And White
These fun nails are painted with a matte purple base. Then, the oval nail is decorated with glittering diamonds that cover the top half of the nail. The rest of the nails are plain purple for an extra contrast. This design would be perfect to wear during festivities or for special occasions because it has both sparkle and color to it.
61 Pearl Lines And Diamonds
This design takes a fun approach. The base color is clear polish, then the tip gets a thin strip going down with a different texture to it. This time, a touch of white is added to every nail as an accent color, and over this diamond shapes are painted. Finally, small pearls are placed at the tip of each nail to complete the look. The clear base makes this a great design for a fun party or a trip to Vegas.
62 Cat Eye Red And White
These gorgeous coffin nails are painted with red glitter polish. The white background shines through around the edges to bring out the beautiful diamonds in this design. This look is simple, yet very effective. It also shows off how easy it is to have pretty nail art if you keep your nails short.
63 With Leopard
The matte nails in this design are a sweet and playful look. The nails start with the base color, which is white. The tip of each nail slopes down to pink. Over the top of the white coating, black lines are painted on every other nail to create leopard print spots. A top coat is applied over everything once these details are complete. This design would be a fun and girly look that any woman could flaunt for her birthday.
64 Cake And Candles Design
These nails begin with an opaque white base. Then, the top quarter of each nail is outlined in a thin clear strip for effect. The rest of the nails are painted blue to match the birthday red candles on this cake nail design. To finish off this awesome nail art, confetti is added around the edge of each nail to make it look like it’s floating.
65 Purple And White
This lovely design has a cute oval shape which is decorated with purple, white and transparent colors. It also looks very nice when it is in combination with diamond ring finger design because both of them are best for the birthday.
66 Matte Orange Ombre Nails
This design is a great example of how to do an ombre manicure without having to completely change colors. The nails start at the tip with dark orange polish and then gradually fade into matte white. A few rhinestones on each nail give it some extra sparkle, but don’t overdo it because this look should be about the matte colors.
67 Clear White Aurora Nails
Cute and simple, these nails are a nice change of pace. They feature diamond embellishments that really stand out against the white background. The design would go well with any special occasion or even be great for everyday wear to show off your fun personality and love of bling. This design is truly modern and stylish in every way.
68 Full Hands Birthday Elements
This cute nails are beautifully decorated with different birthday elements. Like flowers, cakes, bouquets and many more, which are all very pretty to see on the nails. It also looks so nice in black background with white patterns, which is a great combo for this kind of nail art design.
What are birthday nails?
Birthday nails are a fun way to celebrate the end of another year! If you’re looking for ways to impress your friends then this is an excellent choice that won’t fail. Whether you choose to go big or keep it simple, birthday nails are always exciting!
To recreate this look all you need is multiple colors and some patience. Start by painting two coats of black polish onto your fingers and allowing them ample time to dry. Then use red varnish and white varnish to create “confetti” which can be added anywhere on your design. And don’t forget about your ring finger – gold glitter creates the perfect accent! Finish off the design with a top coat and save these memories forever!
What color goes well with birthday nails?
With so many nail art designs to choose from, it’s often hard to know which one would look best with your skin tone. This is where choosing a color that suits you the most comes in extremely handy! Here are some great color choices for those who are having birthday nails done:
Hot pink – this bright popping shade will definitely draw attention to your hands and make everyone’s eyes wander towards them! It looks especially great on tanned skin as well as dark colors. And if you want something that screams ‘happy birthdaaay’ then hot pink has got to be your go-to hue.
Turquoise – if you enjoy being bold and different then turquoise may certainly appeal to you. This green-blue tone works extremely well with pastel colors as well as white and pink so if you’re looking for a modern twist on birthday nails then turquoise is certainly the way to go.
Peach – another great color that has been trending recently is peach which looks stunning against lighter skin tones or against darker, tanned hands. Pair it with neutral colors like grey or white and you’ll be sure to receive compliments wherever you go!
What do birthday nails symbolize?
Birthday nails are representative of celebration and fun times. They can represent the good things that have happened in your life recently.
In some cases, they may also be a metaphor for “living it up” or indulging in all of the pleasures that life has to offer. It is likely being used during one’s birthday because these nails are representative of having a lot to enjoy in life.
Are birthday nails in style?
Birthday nail art has become extremely popular in recent times. It can be both Gothic and cute, depending on who is wearing it.
Girls love birthday nails because they are easy to sport on your actual birthday! A lot of girls also go for this design if they have a party or wedding to attend. They can even match the color of their dress or shoes!
Do birthday nails go with everything?
When choosing birthday nails, it’s important to remember that they can be worn with any outfit as long as the design is an appropriate size. Birthday nails are most popular among all different nail art types- you’ll find short designs like dots and longer styles like lines!
Birthday nails are perfect for celebrating a special occasion because they’re bright, cheerful and fun! But make sure to pick the right color- if you wear dark colors with this design, it will just look like a poorly placed sticker.
If you’re going for a more formal look, keep your birthday nails white or light pink so they stand out more on your hands. If you’re looking for something edgier then dark colors or black will look great as long as you don’t choose a design that’s too large.
What does birthday nails say about your personality?
You are adventurous and always appreciate life’s little luxuries. You feel that learning to relax is just as important as learning how to work hard.
You are very warm-hearted and accepting of others, which means you’re probably friends with many different types of people throughout your life. You’re also easily influenced by the people around you.