When you’re thinking of Diwali, you’re instantly served with imagery of shimmer, glitter, and all things shiny. With family dinners, card parties, and events coming down the pike, and as you start getting your outfits and beauty looks together to get on board with your festive calendar, it’s the perfect time to experiment with some on-theme nail art too.
So to help you get as hyped as we are for Diwali and Dussehra, we rounded up the best, most festive, sparkliest nail ideas and designs of 2021. From minimalist designs to over-the-top artistry, there’s a nail look to help you celebrate in style. Ahead, find seven of our favourite chic, shimmery, and festive ideas from Instagram’s mani maestros that are guaranteed to rake in all the compliments.
Pick your favourite, take a screenshot of it, and then practice your DIY skills ( or if you’re anything like me, simply stare in awe of how pretty they are)
The best way to upgrade your go-to minimalist French manicure? Trade in the regular white nail tips with a gold one and be prepared to make a polished, fashion-forward statement. It makes for a perfect manicure for the sparkle-inclined. With a sheer neutral base with a hit of gold, this manicure proves that minimal can be festive and fun, too.
If you want a subtle design, opt for a clear or light pink base, then add gold half moons to the bottom of each nail. It’s party-appropriate and it’ll perfectly match with the festive outfits you’re going to wear to all the festive events in your social calendar. Plus, it’s pretty easy to DIY it on your own.
High-shine molten metals are legit one of the biggest trends to look out for in 2021. This style is super versatile and gives the freedom to experiment with hues. Think silvers, golds, and chromes. A perfect nail art for festivities, this one tops our list. Being one of the best nail art designs there ever is, this is one stunner that you can’t miss bookmarking.
French mani became popular again this past summer, and early aughts babes can rest easy because the craze hasn’t died down one bit. Opt for a sparkly take on the classic French mani, which adds a golden star drawn along the side of the nails. The nail art screams festive season!
Yeah, metallic nails are having a moment. The manicure is basically equivalent to a tight, sparkly, bodycon dress – it’s fun, glittery, and there’s a time and place for it (it’s not necessarily an everyday look). This sparkly nail art gives off major festive energy, and the magnetic texture keeps it from looking tacky.
The biggest nail trends of 2021 are remarkably similar to those that took over 2001. The resurgence of vintage-inspired trends brought lots of red lipstick and nails. This one in particular will never go out of style. Thanks to the versatility of red nails, it looks amazing with festive wear. Plus, negative space at the bottom makes it chicer. P.S.: Look for a creamier, deeper shade rather than cherry red if you’re exacting, just like us.
The nail includes classic nude colour, and what says “Diwali” better than gold sparkles. Whether you’re fond of going minimal and simple or you’re the one screaming extra, whether you love boasting bling or are a true rooter of subdued, this nail art design can be the one to call on. It glistens from every angle making it a perfect manicure for trend-obsessed folks.
Guys, you’ve gotta save these manis for your next salon appointment!
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