There’s no doubt that stars and the moon are two of the most captivating objects in our sky. They’ve long been symbols of hope, mystery, and enchantment which is
exactly why they make for perfect nail art designs! If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next mani, check out these amazing moon and star nails. You’ll be ready to reach for the stars!
I’ve tried to cover a
range of different styles and designs here and there’s so much to choose from. There are just so many different variations to the style I love how flexible and stylish it can look.
Starting out with some monochrome 🌙✨ gels. There are so many different colorways and styles but sometimes you can’t beat the basics.
𝔐𝔬𝔬𝔫 𝔤𝔬𝔡𝔡𝔢𝔰𝔰 🌙🌕✨ These gel nails add a splash of gold and I love the spraypaint style black.
That deep glassy blue with gold charms is everything 👏🏼🔮🖤 You could do this kind of style with any color you like. The dark purple and gold really do it for me though.
Speaking of color I’m in love with these moon and star gels. A couple of playful hearts thrown in for good measure but the cute little face on the moon just does it for me. I love everything about this.
I love almond nails as much as the next girl and if the moon and star nail art weren’t unique enough for you how about this asymmetrical and incredibly cool style?
These acrylic nails do away with the dark colors and add a little glitter for good measure. If you like this design you might like to try cloud nail art too!
Obsessed with the black and white celestial vibes 🤩✨🌙 I like short black nails and a little bit of white polish (and a steady hand) gives you this incredibly cute effect.
Astrological nails🪐💫🌙 Sculpted stiletto medium nails that go a little beyond the star and moon vibe and add some little planets and a definite astrological vibe.
Another stiletto version of the moon and stars ✨ with a transparent background and a little glitter for good measure.
Natural nails protected with BIAB Liquid Metal gel and some hand-painted gold moon and star designs.
There’s just so much you can do with these moon and star designs. If the stars weren’t impressive enough, look at that purple and pink swirl going on in the background.
This eye-catching galaxy nail design takes the moon and star art to a next level. If you can’t pick a color? Go with a galaxy coat (which you can do with a single gel bottle).
Another take on the galaxy background this time with a pink and light purple vibe. Too cute. Someone do this design for me?
Another gorgeous set of custom nails. Black background with thin gold lines for an astrology look. You can tweak this kind of style however you’d like or keep it simple with a few stars.
Twinkle twinkle little star🌙✨ Absolutely loving these nude nails with a bit of gold sparkle. 😍 I like the single moon on the middle finger.
Back to the black and white but this time thin minimalist lines and simple design on nude nails.
Some occult vibe orange nails.
The answer to the question ‘ what if I wanted star and moon French tips?‘. It turns out the answer is fantastic.
And you could do a similar thing with coffin nails.
🌙⭐️ Now this is something special (or maybe it just suits my own style and I’m biased).
Twinkle little star set ✨🌙⭐️ I love a colorful nail design and the cute link pink moons and stars make me think this set belongs in a box of sugary breakfast cereal.
Magic at your fingertips! A vivid purple gel coat with some intriquite detail in gold for the moon and stars.
I know I’ve already shown an example of the black and white dip style but, in my defence, these stilleto nails look stunning.
These are some celestial looking nails. The marble blue background looks like such a stunning night sky you don’t need anything but some basic shapes on top.
Black french tips with gold stars and a moon.
I almost missed it at first but the pinky fingernail is just a little different on this set and has a glittery polish instead of the design. It works really well together.
Cute moon and star nails using rebel gel polish. I normally don’t like posting press-ons that haven’t been fixed in place but they’re just too cute.
All the details were hand painted and foil embossed, on top of marble, and inks. I don’t even want to know how long this nail art must have taken but I can certainly say every moment must have been worth it. Hats off to the artist for this set.
I know I said no seperate press-ons but one last set I promise. A short almond set with a kind of horizontal Ombre purple to pink going on. The 3D symbols in gold and a little Rhinestone is just too cool not to make the list.
Most of the designs so far have been using little tiny symbols but I quite like this take.
And I’m a big sucker for Lavender nails with moon charms.
Long coffin blue nails with little chrome stars and moons.
What makes this most impressive? I immediately assumed those were stickers but they were done by hand with chrome gel. I love the background they were done with.
💜✨🌙💫🖤 Buildergel was used for this sleek set of black and silver on a nude nail background.
Celestial moon & stars on a deep blue sky. This colorway is growing on me. 🌙 ✨
Another take on the black and white style.
Oh this is fantastic. Such a great idea! The background gives a clear night sky effect and we have the bigger moon and stars on top of that. I don’t know why we haven’t seen this kind of thing sooner!
A Reach For the Stars Mani 💙⭐💎 Such intriquite detail here and the fact the reading is so clear on the thumb is just incredible.
A couple of different variations on the same set! These are all little stamps against a simple dark blue polish. A fantastic result for fairly little work.
🌙💫 Celestial Sparkles 💫🌙 Gold and glitter nails always looks a little extra but it really works with this style.
𝐌𝐨𝐨𝐧 & 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫🌙 🌟 I really like this minamlist style. Clean lines and a cool look on a simple background. A good reminder that you don’t need a whole lot of designs and sometimes less is more.
A cool combination of stars, moons and some flame nail designs.
How cute are these little nubbies?? Another example that you don’t need to cover every empty space with something but I really like that marble on the index finger.
🤩 A semi-transparent wrap, but that purple just POPS with the metallic gold moon and stars accents! 🌙✨🔮 It’s called Fortune Teller from @embraceyourstylenails
Another example in purple but a different style.
Another miniamlist take with a opal background and some simple gold lines. You’d probably get away with this design in most offices it’s that subtle but certianly unique.
New set using alannahs nails witch vibes powder, star and moon decals and cat eye tinsel😍😍🤩🤩 these are some pretty long nails even by our standards but I can’t argue with the unique look and I’m really liking the colorway.
I love these to the moon and back! 🖤🤍 I’m allowed one pun right?
The little stones inside the moon is perfect.
The matte black background gives that deep night sky vibe.
A little asymmatry never hurt anyone! I love how the moon shapes are created with a series of dots.
These coffin nails have a similar style to the shorter minimalist lines from before.
Black & White gel paint with some gold for good measure. I like the match of gold and white stars.
Shellac in Lovely Quartz with hand drawn stars in Get That Gold, finished with Emoki Lola Cola cuticle oil.
Cosmic vibes with this colorful gel really sets this colorful set apart. Incredibly unique and fun.
Speaking of a colorful version how about these fabulous dark sky stiletto nails. ✨💫🌒🌛
Another cloud version with some incredibly details gold sun, moon and thinner star symbols.
Some freehand gold symbols.
Heather gel background with simple gold symbols.
A little bit of red! Is this the first time we’ve seen red in the moon and star nail art style? It looks great how isn’t this more common.
Matte green with moon & stars ⭐️ 🌙 and a little bit of gold around the cuticles.
A little bit of glitter and polkadot.
These acrylics are just a work of art.
Airbrushed Ombre nails for this fantastic design. From pink to a dark night sky with stunning detail.
A minimalist take with a glossy black background and some simple symbols.
I do hope this has given you some ideas for moon and star nails If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your moon and star nail art and we’ll feature them here.
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.