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Birthday Nails and Manicure Ideas With Photos

12 Birthday Nail Ideas For Your Big Day

Birthday Nails and Manicure Ideas With Photos
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  • How you do your birthday nails is just as important as your outfit.
  • Depending on your taste, your manicure can range from minimalistic to over the top.
  • We rounded up the best birthday nail ideas, from celestial to zodiac and more.

Whether you're into big celebrations or not, your birthday is arguably the most important holiday of the year. Ahead of your big day, you might be thinking about everything from your outfit to your hair, but you don't want to forget the finishing touch: your manicure.

There are a host of nail-art ideas that could serve as inspiration for your birthday. On the celebrity front, you could consider re-creating Simone Biles's milk-bath manicure or Blake Lively's reverse french nail art. Or you could play up the day by making a nod to your zodiac sign. At the end of the day, the options are endless. Feeling celestial nails? "Gold against matte, as well as gold against light and baby blue, translates the best in order to give you that starry-night effect," manicurist Elle Gerstein previously told POPSUGAR. Want to be seasonally appropriate? Lavender nails are trending again for spring, and there are countless ways to incorporate the color into your manicure. Need all eyes on you? Maximalist nails feature "decals, metallic foils, nail stickers, gold cuffs, chains, spikes, and even 3D shapes," celebrity nail artist Brittney Boyce previously told POPSUGAR.

To make sure your manicure is as ready as you are to celebrate your latest trip around the sun, ahead we rounded up the best birthday nails for anyone celebrating.

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