41 Super Cute Birthday Nails You Have to Try
Is your birthday coming up? Are you super excited and want to have cute nails for your special day? If so, we are here to help! We have found 41 of the best birthday nail ideas from Instagram that will help you celebrate in style. There are designs with balloons, sparkly manicures, nail art inspired by birthday treats and more. Each one of these can show off your unique personality and whichever nail design you choose to wear, we hope you have a fantastic day!
1. Birthday Candle Nail Art
The first idea that we have to show you features birthday candle nail art! The tips of the nails are painted to look like a cake and the rest of the nails have cute birthday candles. This is a fun nail design that is perfect for the celebrations! You can recreate this or make it easier but just painting one candle on each nail.
2. Polka Dots and Balloons
Next, we have a cute nail design that features balloons and the age of the birthday person too. The nails are white with polka dots, balloons and the number 23. It is such a cute look and it would be perfect for your special day. You can buy balloon nail stencils and a dotting tool which can be used to recreate the polka dots online. There is also a full list of the polishes used to create the look on the page below.
3. Star Sign Nails
Maybe you are looking for more unique nail art? If so, this idea could be perfect for you. Here we have nails that are inspired by the person’s star sign! The design features a crab and the zodiac symbol for cancer. It is such a cool way to celebrate the month you were born. You can, of course, recreate this look with any star sign. Hand-paint a similar design or you can by zodiac stencils and stickers online.
4. Sparkly Nails for Your Special Day
If all the balloons and candles are not your thing and you just want a glam mani for your special day, then this idea could be perfect. Here we have long coffin nails. Some are light with rhinestones and the rest are silver and sparkly. This is just a glitzy and stunning nail design that will make you look and feel fabulous for your birthday celebrations.
5. Colorful Polka Dots
Next, we have a bright and fun nail design that you could wear on your birthday. For this look, the nails are white with a colorful polka dot pattern. We love this design because it reminds us of wrapping paper and birthday parties. You can recreate the neat dots with a dotting tool and all of the polishes used are by Essence Cosmetics.
6. Stiletto Nails with Glam Gems
Glam up your nails for your birthday with a manicure like this one. Here we have long stiletto nails. Some of the nails are white and are decorated with rainbow rhinestones and the others are sparkly. It is a vibrant, glitzy and fun nail idea that will look amazing for parties and nights out. You can recreate the whole look or try just the rhinestone design. Different colored crystals can be bought online and stuck on your nails with nail glue.
7. Sweet Treat Nail Art
Your birthday is the perfect time to treat yourself with cakes, donuts and all the other delicious desserts that you like. This next nail idea celebrates that! Each nail has a different design which includes cakes and more. We love this idea because it is so cute and fun. Recreate this or add other desserts that you love. This is perfect for those who love birthdays just for the food and cakes!
8. Amethyst Nail Idea
Birthstones are another way to celebrate your birthday. Next, we have a manicure inspired by the gemstone Amethyst which is the birthstone for February. Each nail has a beautiful purple design with added glam gold. This look would be perfect for those with birthdays in February. You can, of course, recreate a similar look for any birthstone and you will find tutorials for amethyst nails online.
9. Birthday Nails with a Disney Theme
If you are a Disney fan, then this nail idea is perfect for you. Here we have birthday nails with a Mickey Mouse theme. One nail has bunting nail art, the next has a Mickey shaped balloon, then there is a design inspired by Mickey and the last nail is covered in glitter. It is a cute and fun look. All of the designs were hand-painted and you can check out what polishes were used on the page below.
10. Pink and Sparkly Birthday Nails
Looking for a simple but cute nail design? If so, you need to see this next idea. This manicure features pink and sparkly nails. You can buy nail polishes like this online and all you will have to do is paint your nails so it is easy to recreate. Pink polish like this will look great on all nail lengths and shapes too. You could even jazz up the nails with some gems!
11. Cute Birthday Nails
This next idea is one of our favorites because it is so fun and unique! Most of the nails have a different design which includes sprinkles, pink glitter and even bling so the nail looks like a disco ball. Nails like these are perfect for those who love to dance, party and enjoy sweet treats! Recreate the whole look or try just one or two of the designs.
12. Cute and Colorful Nails
Next, we have a cute and colorful nail idea to show you. For this look, all of the nails are light and each one is decorated with bright stripes. It reminds us of the birthday candle nail art that we featured earlier. So, it is great if you loved that idea too. This is a chic and pretty nail design that will suit everyone.
13. Glitzy and Glam Nail Idea
Want a manicure that makes you look glitzy and glamorous on your special day? If so, this idea could be perfect for you! Here we have coffin shaped nails that start nude and then change into a dark and sparkly pink towards the tips. It is a gorgeous and cute design that will look amazing for any birthday celebrations.
14. Nails Inspired By Your Birthday Month
Celebrate the month you were born with a nail design like this! Here we have December inspired nails. The nails are light with the word December elegantly wrote on three nails. There is also a cute cake design too. We think this would be perfect for December birthdays! You can recreate a similar look for any month just try to choose colors and designs associated with that time of year.
15. White Birthday Nails with Sprinkles
The next idea is another one perfect for those who love birthday cake and treats! These nails are painted white and feature a colorful sprinkle design. You can hand-paint the sprinkles with a thin brush so the art will be quite simple to recreate. This is a fun and cute look that will help you celebrate your birthday in style.
16. Birthday Nail Art with Balloons and the Age
Earlier in the post we featured a nail idea with balloons and the age. If you loved that idea, then you may like this one too. Here we have another birthday look with balloons. The nails are painted light blue and some of them have bunting nail art, one nail has balloons and the other nail has the age. All of this was hand-painted but you can by stencils online if you need to. You can check out what polishes were used to create the look on the page below.
17. Stylish Stars
Shine like the star you are with this next nail idea. Here we have nude nails and each one is decorated with colorful stars! Some stars are painted on the nails and some are like sequins. You can buy stars for your nails online and you can also buy stencils too. This is a fun and easy to wear look that will suit everyone.
18. Balloon Birthday Nails
Next, we have more bold balloon nail art. For this look, the nails are a light shade with colorful balloons. This is a fun and unique idea that is perfect for birthday celebrations. You can buy balloon stencils or you can hand-paint them. Recreate this or choose any colors that you like for the balloons.
19. Winnie the Pooh Nails with a Birthday Theme
This next idea is perfect for anyone who loves Winne the Pooh! Here we have light nails with confetti and each nail features a different character. All of the favorites are there from Tigger to Piglet. They are all wearing cute party hats too. This is such a unique idea! You can buy Winne the Pooh stencils and stickers online to help you recreate a similar look.
20. Pretty Pastel Birthday Nails
Love the glam nail ideas that will help you to celebrate your birthday in style? If so, you need to check out this manicure. These stylish stiletto nails are painted in beautiful pastel shades. We love this idea because the nails look so magical and pretty. You can keep the nails simple like this or add some gems. You could even add a unicorn horn design to so the nails have a mystical unicorn look.
21. Cute and Fun Ice Cream Nail Art
The next birthday nail idea that we have to show is another one with a sweet design. This time the nails are inspired by ice cream. Three of the nails are nude with pink drips and sprinkles. The other visible nail has an ice cream cone design. This is a cute and quirky nail idea that is perfect for anyone who loves birthday ice cream!
22. Happy Birthday To Me
Next, we have these super cute happy birthday to me nails. So, each nail has a different design including a piece of cake, gift, hat and happy birthday message. It is a fun and bold mani that lets everyone know it’s your birthday. Recreate the whole look or just use one or two designs. You can see the full list of products used on the Instagram page below.
23. Cute Unicorn Nail Design
Bring some magic to your birthday with a unicorn inspired mani like this one! The nails all have a different design such as drips, a dream catcher and a unicorn. We love the colors used as the pink and white look so mystical and pretty. This is just a fun mani and it is must-have for anyone who loves unicorns or if you are having a unicorn theme birthday. You can buy the unicorn stickers on ShopKeeki and you can see a full list of the products used on the page below.
24. Cake Inspired Nails
It is not a birthday without cake and this next design features the cutest sweet treat. All of the nails are light with sparkly sequins. Two of the nails also feature nail art inspired by cake. One nail has an actual cupcake and the other has cake wrote on it twice. This is a fun and unique mani that tells everyone what you want for your birthday.
25. Long Nails with Gold Rhinestones
Your birthday is a special occasion so it is the perfect time to be glitzy and glamorous and this next nail idea is just that. Here we have long nude nails with gold rhinestones tips. We love this because it is like an ombre effect but instead of plain color it is dazzling rhinestones! You can buy rhinestones like these online and stick them on with nail glue.
26. Pretty 21 Nails
This next nail idea is another one of our favorites! Here we have light coffin nails and most of them are plain and simple but there are two accent nails on each hand. Two nails have two numbers which show 21 and the other two have half of a love heart each. It is a unique and stunning mani. You can recreate the look with any age, just change the numbers. Small rhinestones like this can be found online.
27. Confetti Nails with Drips
Next, we have another sweet birthday nail idea. This time we have short nails and each one is light pink with colorful polka dots and drips. It is such a fun and cute design because it looks like confetti sprinkles and the drips look like ice cream or icing. This is an easy to wear design that can be recreated on any nail length and shape.
28. Happy Birthday Mani
Love the happy birthday nail designs? If so, check this out! All of the nails are a light blue shade and the different designs include a cake, party hats, candles and the message happy birthday. It is such a fun and celebratory nail idea. Try a similar blue look or use the designs with a different color. This look was created with nail stamps by harunoutastore which can be found on Insta and Ms.Sparkle nail polish in Rainbow Dash.
29. Candy and Cake Nails
Birthdays are all about cakes and treats and this next mani is inspired by that. Here we have shorter nails all painted in a bright blue color. Each nail is also decorated with either lollipops or cupcakes. We love the different designs and the colors look amazing. This is a fun and statement making look. The mani was created with China Glaze Keepin’ it teal, None of your risky business, Athlete chic & Casual Friday, H&M Lapis lazuli, Nicole Diary stamping plate ND -L001 and Stamping plate XY-G24 available on Ali Express.
30. Dazzling Stiletto Nails
If all the bold birthday nail art is not for you and you just want something pretty and glam, then this is perfect. Here we have super long stiletto nails. Each nail is pink with added sparkle. This is a gorgeous nail idea and it is very easy to wear. It is perfect for birthday parties and nights out. The design can be used on any nail length and shape.
31. Stylish Mani For Birthday Celebrations
Next, we have another stylish mani that is perfect for a birthday. This time we have long coffin nails. All of the nails have a different design including French tips, French ombre and even a magical multi tone color. We love that color because it looks like it would be seen on a mermaid or unicorn. This is just a trendy and beautiful mani that reflects the special occasion.
32. Gorgeous and Glam Nails
The next nail idea is another gorgeous and glam one! These nails feature different designs including ombre, rhinestones and lots of sequins in different shapes such as butterflies. It is a stunning mani and it is perfect for a birthday princess! We really love how one nail is a stiletto shape as that gives the mani a trendy edge.
33. Candles and Sparkles
Love cute cake nail art? If so, check this out. Here we have short nails and most of them are covered in pretty pink sparkle. There is also one accent nail that is white with colorful birthday candles! It is a a fun and bold mani that will suit everyone. You can hand-paint similar candles and there are tutorials online.
34. Trendy Mani with Initials and Age
Next, we have another one of our favorite nail ideas. This one is so trendy and fun. Each nail is a bright pink with white art. The art includes Old English initials with the numbers 21 for the age and there are even flames and stars too. It is a gorgeous nail idea and flame nail art is a must-have right now. You can recreate this with any age.
35. Nails with Colorful Stars
Be a star on your birthday with a nail design like this one. Here we have long nude coffin nails. Each one has also been decorated with bright and colorful stars in different shades such as pink, yellow, blue and purple. It is a fun and statement making mani. You can recreate this yourself with a few vibrant colors and star nail stencils which can be bought online.
36. Happy Birthday To You
The next nail idea is another one with a happy birthday message. This time the nails are blue and feature different nail art such as balloons, cake and a happy birthday to you message. It is a fun and bold nail design that tells everyone it is your birthday. You can recreate this or use any balloon and cake design.
37. Fun and Trendy Birthday Mani with the Year
There are different ways that you can add your age to your birthday nails. You can have the actual number or you could try something like this and have the year you were born instead! Here we have clear nails. One hand features pink heart art with rhinestones and the other hand spells out 1999. It is a fun mani and it will let everyone guess your age.
38. Sparkly Nails with a Number
Next, we have more birthday nails with a number. This time the nails are all light pink with colorful glitter ombre. There is also on accent nail that features a sparkly number 4 instead of ombre. It is a beautiful, bold and sparkly design which is perfect for a birthday. You can recreate this look with any number.
39. Cute Balloon Nail Art
Love balloons and bright colors? If so, this is perfect for you. Here we have purple nails and one silver accent nail. Each nail is decorated with different art such as balloons, bunting and more. It is a fun and beautiful look. The mani was created with Depend Cosmetic Rachel Got Off The Plane, Big Night Out by H&M, Happy Birthday-02 stamping plate by MoYo- London and stamping polishes by Maniology in shades Ducky, Prancing Pink and Turquoise.
40. 3D Cake and Treat Nails
If you love your birthday cake and sweet treats like donuts, then this is for you! This mani features long coffin nails and each one is a bright purple color. Not only that, but the nails are also decorated with 3D slices of cake, donuts and rhinestones. This is an amazing mani that is perfect for birthday celebrations. You can find many tutorials online for 3D art just like this.
41. Glitzy Nail Design with Rhinestones
Bring the bling to your birthday with a mani like this one. For this look, each nail is decorated with lots of sparkling rhinestones in different shapes and sizes! It is such a glam, dazzling and statement making look. You can find a tutorial for this mani design on the nail artist’s page by clicking the link below.
We hope you have been inspired by these birthday nails!