12 Best New Year’s Nails That’ll Stay a Vibe Well Into the 2-1

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We’re just gonna go ahead and claim it right now: 2021 will be where all the blessings reside. And even though IRL NYE parties are a no, you can still celebrate the end of the hardest. year. ever. with something that brings you joy — switching up your seasonal nail polish game.

We’ve rounded up some 🔥 picks to inspire you — from all that glitters to classic winter nail colors and everything in between. Get your digits ready to throw deuces to the past 12 months and beckon forth that new new.

1. Rose-Gold & Glow

Staying with the sparkle is forever a win. Even if you decide to loungewear it up this year, your nails will still be as glittery as the Times Square Ball.

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Inexhaustible Charm
ORLY, $9.50

2. Baby, It’s Coal Outside

This midnight sky-colored hue with a hint of glint will leave you starstruck with awe at the hopes this new year will bring.

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Below Zero
ORLY, $9.50

3. Purple Reign

You plan to rule this year — after everything, 2021 owes you some goodness, tbh — and starting things off with a majestic mani can help put you in a motivational frame of mind. Set goals, crush them, and look ka-yute while doing it.

Let’s Take an Elfie
OPI, $10.49

4. In with the Blue

Prettify your pointers while simultaneously squashing a little anxiety you may have about the future with this deep hue — blue has been shown to provide a calming effect.

Time for Trafalgar Square
NAILS. INC, $8.99


5. Gold Lang Syne

Should you just forget dressing up altogether this New Year’s Eve? Absolutely not. Even if you don’t want to put a full-on look together, you can still rock some glitz with a set of glitter nails.

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JULEP, $4.99


6. Resolution Red

If the only thing you change in the new year is the color of your nail polish, it’s still a win.

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Star Spangled
ORLY, $9.50


7. Merrymaking Mocha

Cheers to starting a new year just as you start every new day — with a warm mugs of coffee or hot chocolate.

Linger Over Coffee
OPI, $12.99


8. Countdown to Confetti

No (virtual) NYE party is complete without those bits of celebratory tinsel, colored paper, and ribbon. But for real, they can miss you with the messy cleanup this year. Post up on the Zoom with these festive nails, instead.

Point Me to the Party


9. Remember Your Greens

Besides enjoying the traditional side dish, swipe on a shade in this color and double your chances for a prosperous new year.

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Leo’s Are Legends


10. Good Luck Grape

Deck your digits with inspo from Spain, where eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Day means a year of good luck will follow.

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Lacquer of Love in Plum


11. Snow Day

No matter the actual weather, you can still have a flurry of fun with your mani.

Snow Bunny


12. K. Thx. Bye, 2020!

2021 need never keep that same energy of the past 12 months. Bring on the luster, push out the negativity, and make room for all new everything — beginning with your nails.

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