Celebrate your birthday
in style with these happy birthday nail designs and inspiration to really make you stand out from the crowd on your special day. You can do anything you want with your nails (after all it’s your day) but these inspiration ideas are all styled around having a fantastic birthday party.
do hope this has given you some ideas for birthday nails. If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your birthday party nails and we’ll feature them here.
An easy (and bold) choice for birthday nail designs is some colorful confetti French tips!
Or some birthday cake nails with a ‘make a wish’ message? Can I eat them?
If you really want happy birthday nail designs then I love this idea. It literally says happy birthday. Plus the birthday candles just look so cute!
Or if you want to celebrate your birthday but maybe something a little more subtle I love these little stylish balloons on a single nail.
On the other end of that spectrum you could go overboard with birthday charms (or pierced nails). Something like this is definitely eye catching.
Simple but effective, these little gel nails have a cool birthday style.
I love the birthday cake nail design. Bonus points if it matches the color of your cake!
The style of these pink acrylics look fantastic and a reminder: if it’s your birthday you don’t need to look like a birthday cake. If there’s something outlanding you like for your nails – your birthday is the time to do it!
I’m a fan of yellow nail designs because they’re always so cheery. So why not add a few birthday balloons?
Cute little gel nail art that would absolutely fit in with your birthday party vibe. If your nails look like this, you’re invited to my birthday party too.
I love these little birthday nail decals.
I love the colorstyle of these nails even if they weren’t a birthday style. I love the style and detail to these. Having the age there and some birthday candles make it clear what they’re for. Plus ‘cake time’ is always a good message.
Another example with your age on the nails.
We’re getting more specific with these birthday nails. Celebrating a three-year-old birthday party with Peppa and Mommy pig.
The colors of this nail design matches the birthday cake candles! I do want a piece of that cake.
I love this idea! Subtle little baloons added to the top of an elegant nail art design.
A unique birthday design for each nail and I love the glittery birthday gift design!
I love the transparent sweet birthday nails.
I’m in love with these white-based round nails topped with two different designs. We have a mixture of confetti and multi-colored balloons.
I love what this brown shimmer base looks like. I love how the reflective effect when it hits the lights. On top, we’ve some lovely shimmer designs, and the year ’97 is Old English writing.
It’s Taurus season, and it’s the best time to flaunt these nails! We’ve got some mint green marbled nails topped with Taurus written in Old English. If you like this idea you should also check out our Astrology nails.
Here’s another Taurus-themed nail set. We’ve got some classic white French tips, the Taurus constellation, and the Taurus symbol.
If you want to shine and stand out on your birthday, here’s the nail set for you. It’s got a mix of multi-colored sparkling gems, shimmer, red Frenchies, and the year 1999 written on it.
Here’s a pretty simple nail set for your birthday. We’ve got these short almond-shaped nails, with some of them painted in pink and some of them painted with confetti.
Here’s a flashy black set for those who want to show off their year of legality! We’ve got some black marble, French tips, and glitter.
Chrome nails are just a treat to look at! We’ve got a mix of chrome French tips and full chrome nails. The number 21 and the Cancer text and symbol are both written with a jersey-like design.
I love this nude and white nail set. One nail is designed with a couple of Taurus symbols, one nail has some crocodile skin French tips, one nail has Taurus silver jewelry, and one nail is covered in full glitter.
We’ve got this white nail set with some banners and cakes on top. There’s also a pink accent nail topped with a bit of glitter.
Here’s a birthday nail set for our Capricorn girlies in here! We’ve got nails painted in pink topped with some white stars and the Capricorn symbol in rose gold glitter.
This nail set is a pink to clear ombré set. The entire nail is covered with these iridescent sparkly flecks. We’ve also got some accent nails in pink that are designed with the year 1992 and some black butterfly stencils!
Here’s a coral pink and white set that flaunts its gems. The coral nails are topped with some gems in the shape of the number 22. We’ve also got some clear nails at the end that are dazzled with some sparkles.
If you’re finally turning 13 and want a simple yet shiny nail look, give this set a try! We’ve got some gold glitter painted nails and some white nails with 13 written on them.
If you like a set that’s a mixture of chrome and solid bold colors, then this set might be just for you! We’ve got some silver and purple chrome nails and some black and green nails. On top, we’ve got “Happy Birthday” written on it!
These are the perfect nails to flaunt during Gemini season! I love the classy powder pink nails that transform into diagonal sparkling French tips.
We’re playing around with some bolder colors on this nail set. We’ve got cherry red nails topped with silver gems, gorgeous red and white marbled nails, classic white French tips, and white glitter on clear nails.
If you’re trying to tone it down, then match your full glitter pink nails with these white painted nails topped with your birth year.
How adorable are these multi-colored pastel nails? We’ve got a mixture of beige, purple, and pink with years and ages painted on top!
I’m already looking forward to the time that I can blow out my birthday candles! So here’s a simple yet cute set. We’ve got some matte nude nails topped with some purple glitter.
You know it’s going to be fun when you see pink and silver together! These pink and silver nails are a combination of sparkly drips, glitter, fun numbers, and Scorpio symbols!
We’ve got the nail set for you if you love sparkles and colors! We’ve got these pink nails topped with thick coats of gloss. The nails are a mixture of multi-colored sparkles and reflective stars!
Here are some nails that remind me of funfetti cake! We’ve got these white nails topped with multi-colored spots or confetti. We also have the number 24 written using a fun font!
Here’s a nail set you can wear if you’re going for a spookier theme during your birthday! We’ve got some fangs, spider webs, and dripping blood! You’re definitely in for a spooky treat!
If you love a more tone-downed look in terms of color, these marble white and clear nails have got you covered! They’re accented with some blue gems and stickers just to add a teeny tiny bit of color.
Here are some age-appropriate nails for a 15-year-old! If you’re starting to venture into the world of nail design, why not try out these tri-colored nails? It’s got a bunch of fun designs, like some number candles, balloons, confetti, and presents!
We’re coming at you with a darker set of nails. This one has most of the designs painted with some black polish, but there’s also a hint of red showing through the dazzling deep red gems.
Here’s a complete white medium square-shaped set. We’ve got some nude accent nails in the middle topped with some spikey snowflakes and the number 18 written on it.
These nails are painted with a nude base but are topped with some pretty fun designs! We’ve got a cake, a cupcake with cherries on top, and “Happy Birthday” written on it!
Here’s another nail set that shouldn’t be too hard to achieve. We’ve got some pink nails topped with pink glitter and some white nails topped with some birthday elements!
Nothing makes your nails look more regal than a lovely royal blue. We’ve got these really deep blue nails topped with some crystals and a full crystal nail!
If you’d rather keep it nude and straightforward, try out this nude pink and black set instead. We’ve got some Old English numbers and some French tips to match.
We’ve got a bunch of fun birthday elements on this one! We have some cupcakes, candles, balloons, and calendars! So you’re all set for your special day!
If you love floral and sparkly looks, why not give this set a try? We have some clear nails designed with dried flowers and butterflies. We’ve also got ombré nails topped with gold foil and crystals.
Here’s a fun design if you’re throwing a party or attending one! Most of the nails are painted yellow, while the rest are designed with multi-colored swirls, balloons, and cakes.
Blue is the color of royalty. Check out this regal set mixed with some modern and stylish designs. We’ve got some Old English lettering and some drip designs on top matched with these intricate crystals.
If you want bold colors, you’ve got it! Here are some neon pink and yellow nails matched with some really sharp crystal designs!
Here’s to a sparkle-tastic birthday celebration! We’ve got some dazzling pink nails matched with some melted frosting, cupcakes, and full glitter nails!
I love this Winnie-The-Pooh-themed birthday nail set! Of course, we’ve got Pooh and Tigger wearing some party hats and a lovely birthday cake too!
You could totally wear birthday nails for your little one’s birthday celebration! Here we’ve got some orange and blue nails topped with the number 3!
I love this simple yet creative nail set. The bare nails are simply painted with some glitter, and the main design is a connected rainbow cake!
Here’s another simple nail set you could achieve on your own! We’ve got round red nails designed with some balloons, a cake, and “HBD” written on top!
Here we’ve got these round-shaped nails with pearl white French tips, flag banners, and a cupcake with a candle!
Here are some pink nails matched with some confetti nails! On top of one of the pink nails is this delicious cupcake with a cherry on top!
We’ve got these clear nails topped with loads of gold foil. On top, we’ve got the year 1996 written in Old English lettering!
Aren’t these nails so cute and simple! These pink shimmer nails are paired with some multi-colored candle nails!
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