By the time New Year’s Eve rolls around, the manicures we got mid-month for all of our holiday festivities have seen better days. They’re either chipping, gone completely, or we are totally over the style we’ve been staring at for two weeks. So what’s a girl to do? Since it’s still the holiday season, getting one last festive manicure is the way to go before starting the new year fresh with timeless shades like OPI’s Funny Bunny or Essie’s Marshmallow.
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Whether you prefer to stay in on New Year’s Eve on the couch with friends and family or you like to dance the night away until the clock strikes midnight, this is your chance to pull out all the stops when it comes to sparkles and the shades we have been loving all year. Ahead, 23 nail ideas to ring in 2023.
1. Teal Shimmer
Green had a moment in 2022—we saw it everywhere from athleisure to handbags. So why not close out the year with this teal shimmer polish?
2. Dark Purple
This shade of purple that’s almost black makes us want to go to a NYE masquerade party. If you’re throwing one, send us an invite just so we can get this mani.
3. All Black
Whether you plan on wearing a black dress or black sweatpants this NYE, this is the manicure you need to match.
4. Graphite Sparkle
We’re loving this dark grey shade for NYE with sparkle on top. This mani has colorful mini sparkles, but you can do any color or chrome on top too!
5. Confetti Tips
Your nails will match the confetti in the air when the clock strikes midnight with these colorful tips on a classic nude manicure.
Turn heads on the dance floor of any New Year’s Eve party with this silver disco-inspired manicure.
7. Bright Pink
Pink also had a moment this year, and this manicure screams “I’m here for the party.”
8. Black & Gold Sparkles
Black and gold are a dynamic duo any time of year, but especially on New Year’s Eve.
9. Rose Gold
Want to keep it classy but still have a little fun? This rose gold sparkle manicure is a perfect choice.
10. Subtle Gold Sparkle
If you like to keep it simple but want to kick it up a notch for the celebrations, add a little bit of gold sparkle to your bare nails and seal it with a top coat for some shine.
11. Classic Red
Sure, you can wear red polish any time, but it’s more fun during the holidays. Get one last red mani while you can.
12. Sparkly Pink
OK Barbiecore, we see you! We’re bringing all the Barbie-inspired manis with us into 2023, and you can’t stop us.
13. Sparkle Tips
Whether you’re a fan of silver or gold (or both!), you can rock this sparkle tips nail idea with any outfit.
14. Fresh White
Looking to start the year fresh? Choose this simple, clean, white manicure.
15. Royal Blue & Silver Sparkle
This is giving Taylor Swift’s Midnights. So naturally, it’s our favorite idea for NYE on this list.
16. Burgundy Shimmer
Over holiday red but still want some color? This darker burgundy shade with sparkles is a classic choice.
17. Silver Snow Tips
This manicure is festive and funky without being over the top with its shimmery tips and silver stripe.
18. Gold Foil
If you want to add some gold to your nails but don’t want to do traditional sparkles, we recommend an unexpected foil accent instead.
19. Metallic Gold
Skip the sparkles this year and go straight for a dramatic metallic polish on your tips or all over.
This funky starburst nail pattern will earn you compliments on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and beyond.
21. Gold Tips Accents
Step up a traditional french manicure with a little bit of gold sparkle polish. You can it to your tips, as an accent, or both.
22. White Swirls
These white swirl nails will make you feel fun, fresh, and ready for the new year ahead.
23. Colorful Stars
Opt for subtle star accent stickers on a barely-there polish for a simple, festive look.