14 Easy Nail Art Designs to DIY for 2014

If there's one night of the year to gild your nails in gold or sprinkle them with glitter, it's New Year's Eve

Gemstone Nail Art

gemstone nail art

...love maegan

Rhinestones in semiprecious hues meet deep teal polish in this gorgeous manicure created by ...Love Maegan. The key to perfect gem placement? A pair of angled nail art tweezers.  

Textured Shimmer Nail Art

textured shimmer nail art


To achieve dimensional, lustrous texture, ...Love Maegan used tiny pieces of felt on each nail, mixed with shimmering polish and topcoat.  

Stiletto Nail Art

stiletto nail art


By our logic, if stilettos are the sexiest shoes, this manicure from Chalkboard Nails is equally drop-dead sexy. Even the technique is a turn-on — simply tape and paint.  

Edgy Black and White Nail Art

black and white nail art edgy


Edgy Black and White Nail Art If your party outfit includes clean lines or leather, these Alexander Wang-inspired tips are an ideal complement. Head over to Pshiiit for the tutorial.  

Shooting star Nail Art

shooting star nail art


Since New Year’s Eve is all about partying past midnight, consider a manicure inspired by the night sky, like this stunning galaxy pattern over at Pshiiit

Red Spikes Nail Art

red spike nails

julianne monday

Deco-inspired nails are a perfect fit for the most glamorous night of the year. Julianne Monday has several Gatsby-era designs to choose from, including these blood-red spikes. 

Foil Gel Nail Art

foil gel nail art

chalkboard nails

The secret to this blinding finish? Chalkboard Nails ingeniously covers nail foils in gel polish, which, unlike regular topcoat, leaves the gold-plated effect intact.

Gold Stripe Nail Art

gold stripe nail art

the nailasaurus

Whether your NYE plans call for a black and white ball or a black and white cookie, this mani by The Nailsaurus will help you celebrate in style.  

Red Sparkle Nail Art

red sparkle nails

chalkboard nails

Channel your inner burlesque dancer with this mani from Chalkboard Nails. It’s the nail equivalent of red fishnet stockings. 

White Caviar Nail Art

white caviar nail art


If you haven’t tried the opulent caviar nail trend, now’s the time. Check out the easy tutorial at Beautylish, using beads from the craft store to mimic those expensive little eggs. 

Major Bling Nail Art

major bling nail art

the nailasaurus

The Nailasaurus's party nails are a study in sparkle, combining holographic glitter, rhinestones, gold and silver. 

Mixed Metal Nail Art

mixed metal nail art

polish monster

There’s something sublimely simple about this mani from The Polish Monster — just pick your prettiest silver, gold and rose gold polishes and start painting. 

Gold Dots Nail Art

gold dots nail art

chalkboard nails

New to nail art? Dots, like these beauties from Chalkboard Nails, are a great place to start. You’ll need your base polish, a dotting tool — “try a dull lead pencil or the rubber tip of a bent-open bobby pin” — and topcoat. 

Glitter Stripe Nail Art

glitter stripe nail art

the polish well

Using striping tape to create the design — and a tweezer to lift off the tape, The Polish Well created a sleek, glamorous look worthy of 2014. 

Tuxedo Nail Art

tuxedo nail art

syl and sam

Suit and tie. Suit and tie. JT would appreciate these dapper tuxedo-design nails, created by Syl and Sam.  

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