Is your birthday coming up? Are you super excited and want to have cute nails for your special day? If so, we are here to help! We have found 41 of the best birthday nail ideas from Instagram that will help you celebrate in style. There are designs with balloons, sparkly manicures, nail art inspired by birthday treats and more. Each one of these can show off your unique personality and whichever nail design you choose to wear, we hope you have a fantastic day!
1. Birthday Candle Nail Art
The first idea that we have to show you features birthday candle nail art! The tips of the nails are painted to look like a cake and the rest of the nails have cute birthday candles. This is a fun nail design that is perfect for the celebrations! You can recreate this or make it easier but just painting one candle on each nail.
2. Polka Dots and Balloons
Next, we have a cute nail design that features balloons and the age of the birthday person too. The nails are white with polka dots, balloons and the number 23. It is such a cute look and it would be perfect for your special day. You can buy balloon nail stencils and a dotting tool which can be used to recreate the polka dots online. There is also a full list of the polishes used to create the look on the page below.
3. Star Sign Nails
Maybe you are looking for more unique nail art? If so, this idea could be perfect for you. Here we have nails that are inspired by the person’s star sign! The design features a crab and the zodiac symbol for cancer. It is such a cool way to celebrate the month you were born. You can, of course, recreate this look with any star sign. Hand-paint a similar design or you can by zodiac stencils and stickers online.
4. Sparkly Nails for Your Special Day
If all the balloons and candles are not your thing and you just want a glam mani for your special day, then this idea could be perfect. Here we have long coffin nails. Some are light with rhinestones and the rest are silver and sparkly. This is just a glitzy and stunning nail design that will make you look and feel fabulous for your birthday celebrations.
5. Colorful Polka Dots
Next, we have a bright and fun nail design that you could wear on your birthday. For this look, the nails are white with a colorful polka dot pattern. We love this design because it reminds us of wrapping paper and birthday parties. You can recreate the neat dots with a dotting tool and all of the polishes used are by Essence Cosmetics.
6. Stiletto Nails with Glam Gems
Glam up your nails for your birthday with a manicure like this one. Here we have long stiletto nails. Some of the nails are white and are decorated with rainbow rhinestones and the others are sparkly. It is a vibrant, glitzy and fun nail idea that will look amazing for parties and nights out. You can recreate the whole look or try just the rhinestone design. Different colored crystals can be bought online and stuck on your nails with nail glue.
7. Sweet Treat Nail Art
Your birthday is the perfect time to treat yourself with cakes, donuts and all the other delicious desserts that you like. This next nail idea celebrates that! Each nail has a different design which includes cakes and more. We love this idea because it is so cute and fun. Recreate this or add other desserts that you love. This is perfect for those who love birthdays just for the food and cakes!
8. Amethyst Nail Idea
Birthstones are another way to celebrate your birthday. Next, we have a manicure inspired by the gemstone Amethyst which is the birthstone for February. Each nail has a beautiful purple design with added glam gold. This look would be perfect for those with birthdays in February. You can, of course, recreate a similar look for any birthstone and you will find tutorials for amethyst nails online.
9. Birthday Nails with a Disney Theme
If you are a Disney fan, then this nail idea is perfect for you. Here we have birthday nails with a Mickey Mouse theme. One nail has bunting nail art, the next has a Mickey shaped balloon, then there is a design inspired by Mickey and the last nail is covered in glitter. It is a cute and fun look. All of the designs were hand-painted and you can check out what polishes were used on the page below.