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New Year’s Nails: The Top 6 Gel Nail Art Looks to Ring in 2023

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The clock is ticking for 2022.

We’re so close to kissing the year goodbye, and with less than one week to go until the biggest party season of the year, there’s no time to waste in picking your nails to ring in 2023.

This New Year, what do you have planned? Is it glamorous evenings spent in the company of ice-cold champagne? Or perhaps a summer festival, dancing the days and nights away? Whatever you’re planning, take the party with you with these dazzling gel nail art looks. Whether you love a classic New Year shimmer and sparkle, or a bright, bold look that kicks the new year off with a bang, we’ve got the perfect gel manicure design for you!

Hippie Trail Gel Nail Art

Gelous Hippie Trail gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Fingers at the ready, this psychedelic gel manicure brings all the good vibes to your New Year festivities. Pairing perfectly with summer festivals, sun-drenched days and fun-filled evenings, you’re guaranteed to have a ball as you ring in the new year. For this free-spirited look, you’ll need a mix of bold, bright Gel Nail Polishes, Gelous Blooming Gel and a Dotting Tool. To create the psychedelic effect leave your Blooming Gel uncured over your base and create a trail of dots, starting with one shade before dotting another shade or two inside the previous dots. Watch this trippy design come to life before your eyes, and get ready to groove!

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Hippie Trail gel nail art, watch our YouTube tutorial here.


Silver Glitter Ombre Gel Nail Art

Gelous Silver Glitter Ombre gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

There’s nothing that says ‘New Year’s Eve’ more than glitz, glamour and a whole lot of sparkle. For when glitter Gel Nail Polish is the only plausible option, this is the gel manicure for you; fit for popping the champagne and dancing the night away in style. Dazzle the crowds by creating an ombre effect as a celebratory twist on your nail art by simply blending French Kiss and Dance the Night Away together using your Ombre Brush. This is a gel manicure you’ll be ready to raise a glass to. Bring on the bubbly!

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Silver Glitter Ombre gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.


Starry Night Gel Nail Art

Gelous Starry Night gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Shine brighter than the rest this year with these pastel starry nails. Forget the fireworks, at the stroke of midnight you’ll be the star of the show. This nail art may look out of this world but it is truly easy to achieve using Gelous Gel Nail Polish and our Thin Nail Art Brush. First, create your subtle base with French Kiss and form your stars using Icing on the Cake. Simply continue to outline your stars with your Thin Nail Art Brush by using Just White, Pop the Champagne, Dreamland or Perplexed, and paint some curved lines across the rest of your nails using these soft shades. Shimmer your way into 2023 with this stunning gel manicure that looks great from day to night.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Starry Night gel nail art, watch our YouTube tutorial here.


Negative Space Fluro Tips Gel Nail Art

Gelous Negative Space Fluro Tips gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Make some noise for 2023 with this fluorescent set that elevates your classic french tips in the best way. Bright, fun and brimming with excitement, you’ll bring the party with you wherever you go with this lively gel manicure. For this vibrant look, you’ll first need to create your sheer natural base with French Kiss. Create your negative space french tip by using your Short Striping Brush with a neon Gel Nail Polish, like Neon Barbie, to really get the party started. Turn up the music and pour out the cocktails, it’s time to make a toast to new beginnings.

Looking for a tutorial?

To recreate our Negative Space Fluro Tips gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.


Seafoam Shimmer Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Seafoam Shimmer gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

This New Year, invite Seafoam Shimmer to the party. A sparkling blue-green Gel Nail Polish that combines tropical paradise with dazzling celebrations. What’s not to love? You’re bound to wake up feeling refreshed just by looking at your nails. Wave 2022 goodbye with this majestic Gel Nail Polish, and watch 2023 roll in with wonder.


Little Princess Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Little Princess gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

Your New Year’s Eve will be a fairytale with Little Princess, a pink-glitter Gel Nail Polish that adds a touch of magic to your gel manicure. Feminine, flirty and fabulous, this shade has the power to make a statement as the clocks begin to count down. Be the cutie of the party this year with this charming pink Gel Nail Polish that shimmers as sweet as a real princess.

What will your gel manicure look like for New Year’s Eve 2022? Will it be vivid and bright, or more glitzy and glamorous? To glitter, or not to glitter? Whatever you fancy, make it a manicure worth celebrating with Gelous Gel Nail Polish. Shop now to make your New Year’s one to remember!

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