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20+ Nail Ideas For Diwali 2020

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

The festival of lights is fast approaching and we are all busy preparing our homes for it. One of the best parts of #Diwali is the joy of having your house lit up with diyas and getting to spend the night with your loved ones. All of us try to look our best as we step into a new year, so why should your nails be left behind? So let’s get right into it and look at some amazing nail art ideas to add some more sparkle to your attire and day.

Glitter All The Way

Glitter is apt for any and every occasion, and especially for festivities. Pick the perfect shade and size of glitter for you (see here how) depending on your skin tone and the outfit you plan to wear. If you're confused, #gold never fails.

Ravishing Reds

Red nails are a staple for most festivities. Choose your favourite shade of red depending on your skin tone and outfit. Pair it with #glitter and accessories to make it pop that much more; not that red needs much bells and whistles.

Bedazzled Beauty

Rhinestones will give your manicure a whole another dimension and that much more special. Not practical for daily use obviously, but Diwali is the perfect occasion to use those rhinestones lying around and bedazzle the heck out of your nails. Pair with neutrals and pastels to keep it from veering into tacky territory. You an use as little or as many stones as you like, it's all for one special occasion after all.

Rangoli Themed

Rangolis are traditional Indian decorations done using colourful powder. They can be as simple or as intricate depending on your choice and skill. This style of design was very in trend a couple of years ago. This is the modern version of that. You can use geometric and paisley motifs in colours of choice to emulate the feel of a #rangoli.

Terrific Triangles

If heavy glitter and #bedazzled nails are not your thing, this nail art is perfect for you. Ideal for short nails, pair subtle glitters with matching #neutrals to make your tiny nubbins pop without having to overdo them.

When In Doubt, French It

Not your basic French tip though. No no. Jazzing up your average #French #tips with different shapes and colours and glitters, this nail design becomes more apt for festivities. Use unique shapes, or make it more ombre, but definitely use some sparkle to match the vibe of the festival. This is perfect for people who always have clean and simple French tips and don't want to venture out of their style.

Half Moon for a No Moon Night

Diwali is celebrated on a new moon day, when the moon isn't visible in the sky; so why not add your own? I know, all of them seem like it's just glitter, but that's the beauty of glitter. It makes everything better. This nail design breaks up the monotony of glitter and makes it look less chunky. You can use #rhinestones and glitter pieces to do the same.


Yes, you get nail #accessories which you can just pop on like a ring. Some require glue to stick them to your nails. You can use as many or as little of them, depending on your outfit and the look you're trying to achieve. Looks and sounds extravagant, but hey, it's the festival of lights and why shouldn't your nails shine too.

There you have it. Some amazing nail art ideas to inspire you this Diwali. Hope you a have a happy and safe holiday.Check out the blog for more nail art inspiration and tips and hacks. Have fun painting your nails!


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