53 Cactus Nail Art Design Ideas for 2022

The cactus nail art design is having a moment on Instagram and (while I was surprised at first) I’m here for it. From the deep desert themes to the fun spikey vibes, there’s a little bit for everyone in this collection. We picked through thousands of different designs to find our favorites.

We have a little bit of everything here, from the simple single cactus you can DIY yourself to the intricate designs you’re probably going to need your local nail tech to do.

The harsh desert sun got nothin’ on these badass nails. 🌵❤️

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We’re starting this collection with some coral, white, and green cactus-themed nails. We have some pricks on the white nails and some cacti with hearts.
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We’ve got these bright red nails paired with some cacti-designed nails. The cactus design is painted only on some bare nails, and the red nails have a matte finish.
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This is a look that’s quite similar to the first one. We’ve got coral pink, green painted nails and some white nails with a heart-shaped cactus on top!
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Check out these adorable chic almond-shaped nails! There are multi-colored cacti painted on each nail, and they’re mostly placed on the nail tip.
cactus nail design ideas
The base of the nail is a lovely light pink, and each nail is painted with a unique cactus. My favorite has to be the one with the flower on top!
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This is a more mature-looking cactus set. Most of the nails are painted with black polish, one is painted in green polish, and the accent nail is painted with glitter polish and is topped with some cacti.
cactus nail design ideas
We’ve got some muted nails with our cacti. I love the curve designs on the gray and white nails and the tiny black speckles as well.
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I love how these nails remind me so much of the desert. We’ve got this gorgeous multi-colored landscape design. You might like our sunset nail art designs if you like this deeper and more intricate landscape look.
cactus nail design ideas
If you want a fun and trendy look, then give this set a try! We’ve got some layered swirls, cow print nail, a cactus (of course), smileys, and cute little stars.
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If you’ve got a full solid colored set, match it with a few fun designs. Most of the nails are painted with blue polish and are paired with a cow print and a cactus.
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This set has got all the fun colors on them! We’ve got some pinks and whites topped with a lot of fun tropical designs!
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Here we’ve got these muted matte nails topped with some pastel green cacti! I also love the entire colorway of this set.
cactus nail polish design
This is a simple pink short round-shaped nail set. There isn’t a lot going on in this set aside from the cactus-topped accent nail.
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This set is a mix of pastel pink and mint green! We have some mint green predominantly painted nails and some pink nails topped with a cactus and some thorns.
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Here are some beautiful desert floral nails. We’ve got some blue nails painted with flowers and a lovely pattern with some cacti. Such stunning detail on this set. I think I’m in love.
cactus nail art
If you want a very simple look that isn’t too bright, try out this set. Most nails are painted with matte black polish, one is painted with matte green polish, and the white nail is topped with green cacti.
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This is such a beautiful landscape design nail set. We have one hand that’s designed with the warm colors of the sunset and one hand-designed with cool tones for when night has finally arrived.
cactus nail design ideas
Here are a couple of fun designs on this pink, yellow, and blue nail set! It’s topped with a donut, ice cream, pineapple, and cactus.
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There are two different designs on this nail set. One has a black base and is topped with pink and white stars. The other is a combination of cacti and a multi-colored layered design.
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I really like how surprisingly well, the colors on this nail set greatly complement each other. This nail set feels like I’m in the desert.
cactus nail design
We have this very warm orange and yellow nail set. We have some plain orange painted nails paired with a sunset design and a painting of a cactus in the desert.
cactus nail designs
I love the intricate painted designs on this nail set. It also uses a lot of fun, bright colors, and different landscapes. My favorite has to be the beautiful multi-colored sky behind the mountains.
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This one’s a magenta nail set with an accent nail topped with two different shades of cacti and some pink and yellow flowers.
cactus nail art
This set alternates between Fuscia nails and white nails topped with cacti. Some pink nails are topped with glitter, while the others have two white dots on top.
cactus nail designs
Here are some short round-shaped nails. Some are painted with pastel pink, while some are painted with green polish. The white nails in the middle have a dark green cactus and spines on them.
cactus nail design ideas
Here’s a nail set painted with a very natural shade of pink that matches your nail bed. We’ve got a bunch of unique cacti designs painted on each nail.
cactus nail art
We’ve got this pink duo-tone nail set. It’s predominantly painted with Barbie pink nail polish, while the pastel pink nails have a cactus sticker on top.
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Here’s a glitter green nail set that reflects gold when light shines on it! Most nails have a cactus design on them, while one has “lookin’ sharp” painted on it!
cactus nail designs
This nail set is for those who love fun colors! We’ve got a different color painted on each nail, and each nail is also topped with a unique cactus design.
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These nails are gorgeous. We’ve got a clear matte base that’s topped with three different designs of scenery and some black dots. I love how modern and cute the design looks!
cactus nail design ideas
Here are some sunset-themed nails. Most of the nails are painted with beige nail polish, while two of them form a similar desert landscape design with the sun setting in the background.
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How cute are these Mexican-themed nails? We’ve got fully painted red nails, some layered polish nails topped with white lines, and some cacti on top of pink nails.
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Keep it fun and cute with these bold pink nails. These nails are only painted with hot pink polish, but one accent nail is designed with a black cactus.
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I love this really light-looking nail set! We have this refreshing minty blue shade, a full glitter nail, and a white nail designed with a couple of cacti.
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This set is so simple and classy. We have these really soft pink short square nails with the accent nail topped with this classy-looking cactus.
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I love this warm-toned set. We have this gorgeous scarlet red shade paired with these clear nails topped with gorgeous desert scenery with some cacti and the sun.
cactus nail design ideas
Here’s a set for those who love the color pink paired with glitter! We have these bold pink nails paired with shining silver glitter nails that are just as bold. The accent nail is white and topped with some small cacti.
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It’s a fiesta in here! We’ve got these coral pink nails toped with some cacti. The white nails are topped with a pink pińata and a cactus holding a free hugs sign! Cute idea… not sure I’d want to hug it though.
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I love these pink and green nails that look so light and fresh on your fingertips. These nails are topped with some black speckles, and there’s this really cute design of a cactus running without its pot.
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cactus nail design ideas
Check out these pink and blue nails. The pink serves as a base and is topped with greenish-blue cacti. The nude accent nails have a checkered nail design on them and more cacti.
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Here are some pink and white short round nails. Most nails are predominantly painted in white and topped with blue and green cacti, while the rest are painted with plain pink nails.
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We have this nail set painted with such a classy light pink shade. The nails are designed with some gold foil and drawn on cacti.
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If you’re the type who prefers monochrome nails, this is the set for you! We’ve got white nails topped with cacti and cow prints. We also have a black and white French tip and a full glitter nail.
cactus nail polish design
We’ve got this medium nude set. Some are painted with a lighter shade of pink, while some are painted with a nude brown. I especially love the clear French tips on these nails!
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If you prefer bright colors, these green and orange nails are great for you! We have a mix of matte nails and sheen nails and a white accent nail with a cactus on top.
cactus nail design ideas
Here we’ve got these really bright green nails paired with a clear nail with a cactus design on the tip. The accent nail is a full white glitter nail.
cactus nail design ideas
Here’s a nail set for those who love nude and simple nails. We’ve got this gorgeous nude brown nail set topped with a cactus design.

How to DIY Cactus Nails

Cactus nails are having a moment and I was genuinely surprised at just how elaborate and versatile the look turned out to be. If you copy one of these for yourself (or come up with something else) let us see! Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

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