So … what are you going to be wearing for NYE? Have you got your little black dress ready? Planned your snazziest heels? Planned out your hair? What about your nails? Just in case you were running a little low on inspiration, here are 31 snazzy New Year’s Eve nail designs that we think are just perfect for the occasion!

1. Matte Black + Glitter

How do you feel about matte nails? How do you feel about glitter nails? Well, put them together and we think you’ve got the perfect design for NYE nails, no matter what dress or shoes you’re pairing them with.

It just wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without a little sparkle, and with these nails, you’ve got just the right amount of sparkle. We especially love the way a half n’ half nail has been created. That one is our favourite!

2. Gold Glitter Ombre

If you want to keep your nails short and easier to manage and maintain this NYE, how about these snazzy New Year’s Eve nail designs? It’s a gold glitter ombre and we love it!

You can use a sponge to dab the gold glitter on the top of your base shade to help get that ombre effect. You could even switch up the grey for a different shade if you wanted to, or even change the colour of the glitter. It’s easy, simple, and will take five minutes to do as you’re walking out the door which, of course, makes it a definite winner!

3. White & Gold

These nails are beautiful! Perhaps a bit blinged-up for some, but if you want nails that are bold, bright and beautiful, these are definitely some to check out!

White is such a cool colour, and any shade that you place over the top of it will automatically pop when applied to that white backdrop. If you wanted to recreate these for your NY celebrations, simply use tape to mask the main bulk of the nail, leaving just the tip free, and then paint just that section in the contrasting glitter shade.

4. Matte Burgundy + Glitter

If you’ve already had your manicure but regretted the decision not to add some sparkle in the salon, just add it yourself at home. With one sweep of the brush you could easily recreate that straight line down the centre of the nail.

You could also add a base coat stripe of colour, and then add a glitter shade over the top if you wanted a contrasting look. There are so many ways you could customise these snazzy New Year’s Eve nail designs to make them perfect for you and your look.

5. Gold Metallic Nails

If you want nails that look as good as this, you’ll need to start with a good regime beforehand. Take away any old polish with remover, and then file down any bad or rough edges.

If you’re opting for a matte shade, don’t use a cuticle cream or lotion until after you’ve painted your nails and they have dried. Otherwise the oil will react to the matte and you won’t get the look you’re going for.

6. Pink Glitter Coffin Nails

Coffin nails were a big trend for this year, and they aren’t showing any signs of going away soon. This is even more so the case when you appreciate that every celebrity is rocking them right now – from the Kardashians to news reporters, and everyone in between.

They might not be the most practical nails (especially if you’ve got kids), but they certainly look good. It is a special occasion after all!

7. Simple and Easy

The easiest way to spice up your mani is to add some glitter, and if you’ve only got the time to paint one nail, just paint one nail. It’s as simple as that.

You don’t want too much, but you just want something extra to make you feel in the NYE spirit, right? These nails are perfect – short, simple, subtle, and sassy!

8. Black and Gold

Nail decals are a great way to bring a new lease of life to your mani, and they take just seconds to apply to your nails. That’s just one reason why we love them so much.

Decals come in super handy when you’re no good at freehand painting, and you can also achieve more looks in a shorter space of time too. Just make sure you add a good top coat, and then let it dry, so it stays in place.

9. Eye-Catching Ombre Design

Using a sponge, you can easily create an ombre nail whether it’s glitter you’re trying to achieve it with, or a matte / glossy shade.

Apply some of your polish to the triangular makeup sponge and then dab on the nail. You can always remove bits that have gone too far down.

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