No pressure, but your last manicure of 2019 will likely follow you into the New Year. Not only will this manicure be the cherry on top of the chic New Year's Eve ensemble we know you're already planning, but it's the one piece of your beauty expression that will remain in place when you wake up in 2020. If that notion sent a tiny chill down your spine, then you're a beauty lover after our own hearts. Not that nails are the most pressing matter on the collective consciousness right now, but we can appreciate someone who wants to enter the New Year with clear eyes, a full heart, and a fresh manicure.
As the holiday season ramps up, we're getting ready by collecting all the New Year's Eve manicure inspiration we can. Shall we go with a bold and solid color, or perhaps a minimal negative-space design? Decisions, decisions.
Thankfully, there's still a bit of time to choose a creative direction. To get your creative juices flowing, we've rounded up some of our favorite nail looks from this year that will still be right on trend well into next. Scroll away for all the mani inspiration you'll need to execute your best (and final!) nail look of the year. Get ready to screenshot.
Fire-engine red is a year-round winner.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Puissant ($28)
Year in and year out, black nails are always in style.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Onyx ($11)
Can't commit to just one cozy pastel shade? It's totally acceptable to wear them all!
Olive & June Pink Sweater Kit ($40)
Kick it old school this new year with a retro French manicure.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails French Manicure in Nearly Nude ($7)
If you're not a fan of the classic French, this modern twist might be a better fit.
Zoya Nail Polish in Bela ($10)
Negative space and metallics are always a good idea.
China Glaze Nail Polish in Platinum Silver ($7)
This half crimson, half natural look is so modern.
JINsoon Quintessential Collection Nail Lacquer in Audacity ($18)
This set gives a whole new meaning to the term nail art. You'll need a steady hand (and maybe some painting experience) to achieve this fine art look at home.
Beaute Galleria 5 Pieces Nail Art Liners ($8)
The only thing we love more than astrology memes is an astrology-inspired manicure.
TailaiMei 3D Laser Bronzing Nail Decals ($8)
Rose gold nails are the perfect winter accessory.
Olive & June 7-Free Nail Polish in OJSM ($8)
Match your mani to your glass of New Year's Eve bubbly.
This gradient glitter over a peach base is festive enough for the holidays and subtle enough to still read chic after they're over.
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Ghost Edit ($18)
Essie Nail Polish in Rock at the Top ($7)
Enter 2020 grounded with crystal accents. Good vibes only.
Mazz Hanna Cuticle Oil ($28)
These sweet pearls are the perfect way to jazz up natural nails.
Pearl DIY Flat Back Pearl Beads ($8)
The smoky rose quartz look has been on trend all year, and we don't anticipate a change any time soon.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Put it in Neutral ($8)
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