Just because the summer has technically ended, it doesn’t mean we should say goodbye to fun, colorful nail designs. We thought you’d love to get some inspiration for the changing season, so what’s better than slipping into the magic wonderland of sparkly star nails and dreamy color combinations?
We’ve made sure to bring you a fantastic collection of star nail designs that you can have fun with every day of the week.
1. Minimalist Negative Space Star Nails
If you’re a self-declared minimalist and enjoy simple yet stunning nail designs that can easily be replicated, look no further. This nail art combines thin white lines, negative space, and a delicate yet effective amount of glitter that looks stunning.
2. Milky Silver Star Nails
This manicure uses strategically placed silver foil stars on a wonderfully milky base to create an elegant look that works all year round. If you’re after star nail art that never gets old or tacky, this is the one for you.
3. Magically Color Sprinkle Nails
A fun and colorful take on a simple star nail design! To recreate this look, all you need is a clear base coat and an assortment of glitter stars placed all over the nails. Top it off with a clear top coat, and voila!
4. Sophisticated White & Gold Nail Art
Oftentimes, less is more. This seems to be the main idea behind this exquisitely elegant star nail design. A simple white base that features just a few tiny gold stars on two middle nails will be perfect for any occasion.
5. Shimmery Pastels
Another simple design that uses only tiny star accents to elevate the look, this time, each nail has its own main color painted over the entire surface. Some shimmery, some pastel, with a simple gold star placed at the base of each nail, work so well together.
6. Silver Foil Star Nails
These star nails are perfect for those wanting a bit more glitz but would still like to hold on to that simplicity offered by a milky white nail base. By using simple silver star stickers like these ones from Amazon and a bit of sparkle, this nail art design is so easy to recreate.
7. Pastel and Neon Star Manicure
Now, who said that elegant couldn’t also be colorful? We hope no one because this look will prove them wrong in a heartbeat. A combination of neon and pastel colored stars on a simple monochrome base will help you feel all kinds of joyous.
8. Classy Star Charms
Another tiny gold star design, but this time on a perfect baby blue base color! This star nail design looks amazing on most nail lengths, but we do prefer shorter nails just because it helps draw the eyes to the nail’s golden centerpiece.
9. Silver on Purple Nail Art
If you prefer to wear your nails longer but don’t necessarily want intricate star nail designs that are difficult to DIY, this look is for you. An amazing purple base that almost looks like it’s changing color depending on the angle is topped off with one or two silver star stickers on each nail. Easy yet effective!
10. Celestial Star Nails
What are stars without the moon? Why not invoke the feeling of a moonlit night over a sandy beach even if the temperatures aren’t that friendly? Use a pinkish or a beige pastel color as your base and add celestial-inspired nail charms like these ones from Amazon to hold on to the summer a bit longer.
11. A Splash of Colorful Stars
This manicure is extremely simple to do at home or to explain to your manicurist if you’re not big on doing your own nails. It’s a simple look that uses the negative space of a clear base coat (or slightly milky) to make the combination of different-colored stars really pop.
12. Hearts and Pastel Starry Sky
This bligny-looking nail art is done without stickers, even though it looks so perfect you’d think it was. The silver details are a mix of star, moon, and heart outlines, with some of the stars filled out. You can use whichever monochrome base you want, but we do love this gentle violet color, as it makes the art really stand out.
13. Simple Little Star Nails
This star nail art is so easy to do even if you’re in a rush or your manicurist just had to reschedule your appointment. A metallic rose gold nail color, some glitter polish and a couple of rhinestones are all you need to walk out of your house looking snazzy.
14. Shooting for the Stars
This slightly strange star nail design will probably not appeal to everybody, however, the artsy types will appreciate the work it took to make it look this flawless. Featuring a face of a sleeping woman on the thumb nail, with her hair spilling across other nails, this design uses the black color of the hair to bring to life little star speckles.
15. Playful Gradient Blue Star Nails
Even though the winter season is not yet upon us, it doesn’t hurt to get a little inspiration for the holidays. This design features a cute gradient design of blue nail polish along with some glitter and 3D rhinestones for added glamour. While just two of the nails feature stars and blingy accents, the other three are left sober in a blue gradient.
16. Translucent Angel Nail Art
Angels always invoke a feeling of peace and calm, so it’s no wonder we use them in nail art designs too. This look takes it further and combines the sticker of a little cherub angel with golden stars and glitter on a clear base to achieve a delicate yet festive look.
17. Regal Star Nails
This look is all about that regal gold. The creamy, beige base offers a perfect canvas for this luxurious star nail art. Presented on short nails, the design blends a golden centerpiece on one nail and stars on other nails into an effective look for anyone aiming to make an impression.
18. Ombre Neon Star Nails
Use this look to create your own variations of this endless-summer theme. These star nails were done using the ombre technique on two nails and neon star stickers on others. Use whichever colors you prefer and play around with the intensity of the ombre to get the perfect look for you.
19. Monochrome Meets the Devil Nails
You can easily skip the skull motif if it’s not appealing to you, however, we kinda like the ominous yet sexy vibe of these nails. Red, blue, and black stars mix perfectly with this vibrant blue and milky pink base.
20. Hot Pink Stars on Milky Pastel Nails
This star nail design will appeal to your inner child. Cotton candy and hot pink stars combined with tiny pink dots seem like someone grabbed them from a wintery lullaby. So, if you’re a big fan of pink and white nails, this one’s for you.
21. Creative Star Nails
Here’s another wintery nail design, this time with an ever-so-gentle pink and lilac color on top of a solid white base. The black stars and dots are carefully placed inside the colored shape, which you can do however you please. There are no rules, only fun.
22. Colorful Foil Starry Design
This look is so simple to recreate that you definitely won’t need anyone to help you. Start with a clear base coat. You can do a single layer, but since you’ll be placing colorful foil stars on top, an extra layer can make it last longer. Finish off with another layer of a clear polish, and you’re done.
23. Sparkling Starry Manicure
Three dainty golden stars look like sparkles of sunshine on clear nails. This look is perfect for formal settings or if you simply want an elegant nail design without sitting for hours while your manicurist paints away.
24. Mesmerizing Sun and Moon Nails
This is an exciting star nail art design that will wow with its details and just enough of the holographic effect to make it stand out. Longer nails are better for this design, as it allows for the motifs to be drawn nicely, but you can certainly attempt this with shorter nails as well.
25. Shimmery Star Nails
The color palette in this star nail art is simple and soft, with the glittery violet and the hot pink stars really standing out. The gentle pink base helps the overall look to stay slightly muted but in a good way.
26. Simple Star Print Manicure
Simple, easy, and elegant is the codename for this look. There are no hidden elements or accent details (if you don’t count the stars) in this design, but you can count on it to be appropriate for pretty much any setting you need.
27. Gold Outlines Nail Art
This is another clear-base star nail design, but with a touch of golden glitter to frame the little pink and white stars. Perfect for shorter nails, this look is both easy to recreate and ideal for multiple occasions.
28. Tie-Dye Neon Star Nails
There’s something so pleasing about neon nail colors, right? Dynamic and vibrant, this design plays with neon colorblocks and tie-dye stars. The look brings back the feelings of wild summer nights that we wish would never end.
29. Dark Blue Night Sky Nails
While it is certainly not going to be everyone’s favorite, this gold and metallic-blue star nail design is bold and creative. If you have a steady hand, try drawing on the motifs yourself, or simply buy gold stickers from Amazon in the same shapes and stick them on.
30. Duo-Chrome Star Nails
Another simple yet impactful star nail art! The easiest way to achieve the same look is to coat your nails with a white base, place black star stickers on top of it and finish off with a clear top coat.
31. Exquisite Pendant Nails
This look is pure perfection. Artsy personalities that are drawn to seemingly over-the-top designs will be all over this one. The use of colors is simply divine, and those pendants with stars and the moon round off the look perfectly.
32. Classy and Simple Star Nail Art
If you’re after a classy look that can work in an office setting as well as in a coffee shop or a bar, look no further. A simple white base is coated multiple times on all the fingers, with only three fingers featuring delicate stars and suns.
33. Herbarium-Inspired Star Nails
There isn’t much you can’t do with stamps when it comes to nails, and this design showcases it perfectly. This is a romantic and elegant look that makes use of the negative space to create a layering effect with stamps and stickers.
34. Fun Colorful Star Nail Design
We just love this fun nail art! For everyone in search of their inner child, these star nails get you an abundance of glitter, tiny colorful stars, stripes, cartoonish stickers, and more. Let your imagination run wild with this one.
35. Sea-Inspired Starry Nail Art
The textured white stars on these nails look like they’re actually real. The feeling is intensified because of the intense sea green base. A couple of nails also feature dimmed holographic effects that don’t take anything away from the stars of the show, quite the contrary. See what we did there?
36. Magical Star Nails
Painted on almond shaped nails, this look really goes all out on matte polish and celestial motifs. The magical combination of a hamsa hand, eyes, and iridescent star motifs makes this star nail art truly stunning.
37. Black & White on Translucent Nails
Using black and white to create an interesting nail design can be the easiest or the most difficult thing in the world. This look strips everything down to make the tiny details really stand out.
38. Little Sparky Star Nail Art
All you need to get these natural-looking nails with a bit of bling is a milky base color applied with a marble effect and holographic stickers shaped like little stars. Make sure you space the stars sufficiently so that the nails don’t look overcrowded, unless that’s what you want, in which case, you do you!
39. Dark Skies Manicure
No stickers or stamps on these star nails! The beautiful design was hand-drawn by someone clearly very skillful. The clear base covers the entire nail, and the dark blue only goes over the tips of the nails and slightly below, with the gold details strategically placed to draw the eyes to them.
40. Simply Sweet Starry Nails
So cute, right? We love this star nail art because anyone can do it, and it doesn’t take much to make it look pretty and elegant. After several coats of base polish, just delicately place tiny stars on each of your nails, some eye and sun motifs, and finish off with a clear coat to set.
41. Milky Pink Star Stamps
This manicure is not only elegant but also perfectly suited for many different occasions. Whether you’re planning on taking your dog out for a walk or having a formal dinner with your boss, this look doesn’t disappoint.
42. Textured Neon Star Nails
The nude base of this nail design helps keep the impression of bare nails, especially when superbly contrasted with strong colors like we have here. The textured neon stars are just slightly raised from the surface and placed on two nails to not overcrowd the look.
43. Clean and Glossy Violet Nails
We’re sure you’ll agree with us that this lavender color topped off with a glossy coat is simply stunning. The delicate white stars amplify that feeling. Use three star stickers on two middle fingers to get the perfect balance.
44. Inverted Black & White Star Nails
The speckled pattern isn’t something that seems difficult to achieve, but unless you know what you’re doing, it’s easy to get it wrong. However, if you want to take a shortcut, this dot and star nail design can be recreated with the help of stickers and stamps.
45. Fourth of July Star Nails
While the Independence Day celebration is over for this year, why not hold on to the festive feeling a bit longer with this amazing nail art? Stars, stripes, and red and blue! This look has it all.
46. Clear Witchy Star Nails
The accent pieces on these nails add a ton of whimsy to this extraordinary star nail design. Considering that the overall theme seems to be spells and witches, stiletto nails seem to be the best shape for this intricate design.
47. Elegant Grey Mani with Black Stars
There’s never enough elegant star nail designs out there. That is why we included this glossy perfection. The details are simply done with nail stickers, but the base color and the execution imply that there is mastery involved.
48. Perfect Holiday Mani
With two accent nails, one with gold glitter and the other with old stars on a nude base, this black and gold combination looks like the ideal inspiration for the upcoming cold season. Don’t forget that glossy coat when adding the finishing touches.
49. A Pop of Color
These tiny stars seem as though they have been muted with a colorful nail art inspired by Halloween. Notice that the stars are only accents, while the rest of the nails are painted in a colorful design.
50. Pinkish and Purple Star Nails
Typically, we see either glossy or matte finishes. This look combines the two into a perfect star nail design that will appeal to many. The coffin nails are also gradient, which adds another layer of complexity to this story.
51. Red Stars and Purple Flames
Each nail in this design is sporting a different look while at the same time complementing each other. From the crazy colored flames to the red stars and smileys, there’s so much individuality in this nail art that it just asks to be looked at.
52. Universe-Inspired Star Nails
Just wow! We had to take a second and properly admire this celestial star nail art because it truly is art. The details of this design are so exquisitely made that it makes it seem like the tips of the nails are windows into real galaxies.
53. Rose Gold Star Nail Art
Ah, rose gold – the epitome of elegance and beauty! Aside from the white dots, the color scheme revolves around nudes and rose gold details to emphasize the refined and stylish vibe it’s giving off.
54. Artsy Super Matte Nails
The way the silver foil blends seamlessly with the soft pink matte base is simply stunning. The effect is magnified with the addition of accent details in the shape of white and black stars. Unless you’re skilled with applying foil on your nails, we recommend you ask your manicurist for help with this one.
55. Bubblegum Chrome & Matte Nails
Isn’t this one so much fun? Another matte and glossy combination, however, this star nail design also has the added touch of chrome effect. The nails are perfectly balanced with just enough star accents that make them stand out.
56. Iridescent Rainbows and Stars
We’re obsessed with mermaid powder applied on top of these beautiful colors, as it makes them magically iridescent. Even though it’s difficult to tell, the finishing coat on these nails that went over the gold stars is actually matte.
57. Vibrant Summer Nails
Technically, it’s still summer. If we close our eyes and pretend it’s August, at least. So, don’t let anyone say you can’t still wear bright summery nail polishes, like the ones featured in this design. Five vibrant base colors and matching stars are all you need to pull it off.
58. Winter-Inspired Star Nails
Oh my, don’t you just love those delicate textured details? If you’re already totally over the warm weather and can’t wait to wake up to snow, here’s a way to summon the snowflakes on your nails. Make sure that the nails are matte to achieve the same wintery feel.
59. Luxurious Gold & Plum Nails
In this nail art design, the gold stands as a convincing forerunner. However, without the elegance of a glossy plum and dainty stars, this look would be half as good. Notice the nude matte nail color on the thumbnail and how it seamlessly fits in with the rest.
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