9 Birthday Nail Ideas To Celebrate Your Special Day

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Birthday Nail Ideas

Your birthday is around the corner, and you're surely excited for your special day! You've planned your Instagram caption, going-out 'fit, and dinner destination, but you're fresh out of ideas for celebratory nail art designs.

But not to worry - we've got you covered.

Our Favorite Five Birthday Nails

  1. Happy Birthday To You šŸŽ‰
  2. Silver Chromed-Out Nails
  3. Triangular Gradients
  4. Pink & Purple Aura Nails
  5. Gray & Green Birthday Cake

Such a memorable moment calls for a marvelous manicure. Whether you want gemstone-adorned, creamy French tips or cute and chic b-day party prints, now is the chance to indulge in some flamboyant nail art.

Keep reading, and we'll share our nine favorite design ideas for birthday nails.

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#1. Happy Birthday To You šŸŽ‰

pink purple and nude birthday nail art

Gorgeously glamorous nails should be required for any and all celebrations. Your birthday is your day, and you deserve a full set of flashy and classy nails.

It's time to seize the day with these bright and bubbly birthday nails. They're an obvious choiceā€”how can you say no to this adorable pink, purple, and blue party-themed mani?

Swap Your Single-Colored Gel Nail Polish for Stunning Birthday Nail Art

Though a girl's trip to the nail salon can be a pleasant way to spend your birthday morning, DIY nail art is so much more fun. An at-home mani lets you take full control of your b-day look, allowing you to explore inventive birthday nail ideas without restriction.

To recreate this look, all you need is Maniology's "Occasions: Birthday Behavior" nail stamping plate.

Our innovative and iconic nail plates let you copy and paste your favorite patterns and prints onto your nails. It's easy and effortless, and you'll be left with seriously stunning and Instagram-worthy birthday nails.

If you want to learn more about the joy of nail stamping, watch our tutorial video here:

#2. Silver Chromed-Out Nails

silver reflective nail polish

A subtle sparkle is an excellent way to celebrate your special day. These shimmering nails are made with our "Hella Holo" extra-fine holographic nail art powder and can help you feel magical for your birthday celebration!

#3. Triangular Gradients

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These birthday nails are seriously stunning - we just can't get enough of these splashy shades and that monochromatic gradient!

This creative nail design was made using our "Classic Gradients" nail stamping plate. But this plate has more than geometric-inspired patterns. It features cascades of waterdrops, stars, and even leaves (which is perfect for your autumn nail art.)

#4. Pink & Purple Aura Nails

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If you keep up with nail trends at all, you've likely stumbled across these aura-inspired nails at one point or another. We can't get them off our Insta feed (but, to be honest, we don't really want to.)

Though this pink and purple pairing is a classic, you can really go wrong with any color combination.

#5. Gray & Green Birthday Cake

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Nothing screams "birthday queen" like these delicious nails. These cute b-day party patterns are to die for, and we love the unique gray and green color combo.

You deserve to create something worth celebrating on your big day. With these extraordinary birthday nails, your manicure will shine just as brightly as you do.

Using our "Birthday Cake" nail plate, you can stamp these intricate designs onto your fingertips with ease. It features sweet treats, sparkling candles, creamy cupcakes, and way more so that you can mix and match your favorite prints.

Bonus: 8 Green Nail Designs That Are Trending Now

#6. Monochromatic Waves

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Your big day is a chance to make waves. These groovy nails might be 70's inspired, but they have a modern appeal. So, if you want to showcase your trendy side, this is the look for you.

#7. Rainbow Iridescent

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If you prefer a simplistic manicure, then these minimalistic nails should be your go-to. It's also a great choice for those with shorter nails. Though this polish is full of glitter, it's not enough to distract from your natural beauty. It just brings a touch of radiance to your birthday look!

#8. Gemstone French Tips

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This wouldn't be a list of birthday nail ideas if we didn't mention a French tip manicure. These clean nails feature a creamy French tip and small gemstones. They're simple yet sophisticated.

#9. Rep Your Birth Year

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Whether you want to channel your inner goth or want to showcase your love for Halloween-inspired nails, these edgy nails are stunning. Check out the inspo here.

Final Thoughts

There are endless birthday nail ideas out there - but the one you land on should fill you with confidence and make your special day that much more memorable!

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At Maniology, we believe your nails are opportunities for adventure, fun, and unrestrained artistic expression. Our nail stamping plates and nail accessories are here to help foster your self-expression in the hopes of building a community of individuality. For more nail tutorials, subscription box updates, and designs, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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