The Best Nail Art Instagram Has To Offer For Party Season

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The holidays are just around the bend, which can only mean one thing: It's party season. So what better time to upgrade your manicure with iridescent sparkles, chromatics, or glitter-dipped tips? Whether you're looking for a modern take on a classic red, or want to go all out with a coat (or three) of shimmer, we've lined up our favorite designs for the minimalist, maximalist, and everyone in between.
While you may have already picked out your party dress and dancing shoes, you'd be remiss to forgo your manicure. Fortunately, Instagram is bursting with inspiration from the likes of Paintbox, Jessica Washick, Jin Soon Choi, and Madeline Poole, so you can find countless fresh ideas right at your fingertips. Ahead, our top choices for the best nail looks for your end-of-year festivities.
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Prepare to hit the dance floor with these clear gel nails with silver sparkle-dusted tips.
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Nail artist Michelle Humphrey's opalescent glass nails would give a disco ball a run for its money.
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Like candy canes, but make it fashion.
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This retro yet contemporary French manicure — jazzed up with a trio of black dots — is pure magic. Brittania B takes all the credit.
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Can't decide on a single color? Have them all in a rainbow-hued set. Bonus points for matching jewelry.
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So maybe you take the whole holiday nail thing to the extreme — but how better to broadcast your love of Christmas in ten different ways?
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Nail artist Alicia Torello uses leopard outlines to update a neutral pink.
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We're loving this jewel-toned, electric blue manicure by Jessica Washick for a burst of color.
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What better time to fully embrace glitter than party season? Nail studio Paintbox delivers yet again with this unapologetically sparkly design.
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If subtlety is not for you, make a festive statement with this bold design.
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Shattered glass nails are a trend we can get behind, and this steely blue take is ideal for winter.
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Manicurist and salon owner Jin Soon Choi layers shades in this metallic hybrid.
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Geometric designs have never looked better than when paired with a rich emerald green.
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Your nails don't have to scream holiday spirit to be festive — minimalist lines feel party-ready when etched in wintry steel blue.
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This is the freshest take on camo print we've seen.
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Minimalism at its finest, courtesy of manicurist Madeline Poole.
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Forget KiraKira — this iridescent, rainbow-inspired set is lit enough on its own.
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