93 Cool Nail Design Tutorials to Keep You Busy (& Polished) All Winter

by SheKnows
Oct 23, 2017 at 7:05 a.m. ET
93 Nail Design Tutorials, All in One Place
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Have you ever heard of cuffing season? It's when you grab a partner and hunker down for the frosty months of November, December, January and February. And there's a reason why exists: It's because winter is cold and boring AF, so there's nothing else to do but settle in with another human to keep you company.

But what do you do when cuffing season just doesn't sound that appealing this year? You keep yourself occupied by doing your nails, like, every single day. Seriously though, you can only read so many books by the fire — but settling down with a a grip of nail polish and harnessing your creativity never gets old. Plus, your Instagram will be popping after you post 90-plus days of fresh nail art. 

We've rounded up a collection of 93 of our favorite DIYs. Have a ball, baby.

Updated 10/23/2017.

1 /93: Will you accept this rose?

1/93 :Will you accept this rose?

Step up your Bachelor watching experience with this nail art design: "Will you accept this rose?"

2 /93: Pearls and polka dots

2/93 :Pearls and polka dots

Inspired by Chanel's Spring 2014 fashion line, unveiled at New York Fashion Week.

3 /93: Create the perfect star

3/93 :Create the perfect star

To save everyone major frustration, we've created a two-step tutorial for creating the perfect star on your nails.

4 /93: Create the perfect heart

4/93 :Create the perfect heart

Master the art of painting a perfect heart on your nails with our two-step technique.

5 /93: Create the perfect flower

5/93 :Create the perfect flower

No one's going to believe you did this intricate nail art yourself.

6 /93: Plumage nail art

6/93 :Plumage nail art

Want to try being the outdoorsy type without committing to the outdoors? Try these feather inspired nail designs.

7 /93: Classic plaid nail art

7/93 :Classic plaid nail art

Get your nails into the plaid trend that's taking over by following our easy tutorial.

8 /93: Starfish print nails

8/93 :Starfish print nails

Bring the marine life to you with this cute starfish nail design -- it's a great summer style.

9 /93: Mixed prints with cheetah flair

9/93 :Mixed prints with cheetah flair

The pink and brown patterns create a unique look with hints of cheetah. 

10 /93: Neon polka dot

10/93 :Neon polka dot

Yet another twist on the traditional French manicure, this neon and white nail design will pop.

11 /93: Chanel-inspired tweed and fur nails

11/93 :Chanel-inspired tweed and fur nails

Inspired by Chanel's 2013 collection, these nails add texture and trendy style to your nails.

12 /93: Christopher Kane-inspired nails

12/93 :Christopher Kane-inspired nails

Feathers and texture are the must have fall trends for clothes, so why not add them to your nail art?

13 /93: Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

13/93 :Gilded gold leaf daubed nail art

Get your glam rock on with these awesome nails inspired by Diane Van Furstenberg Fall 2013!

14 /93: Rebecca Minkoff inspired nail art

14/93 :Rebecca Minkoff inspired nail art

We loved Rebecca Minkoff at New York Fashion Week so much that we decided to wear her design on our nails!

15 /93: Feathered ombre nails inspired by Chanel

15/93 :Feathered ombre nails inspired by Chanel

Go boho chic with these feathered ombre nails inspired by Chanel.

16 /93: Ornate Valentino nail art

16/93 :Ornate Valentino nail art

Valentino's spring 2014 collection never looked so good (when you rock it on your nails).

17 /93: Prada-inspired tortoise shell print nails

17/93 :Prada-inspired tortoise shell print nails

Fall is the time for florals, that's why we love this Prada-inspired nail art

18 /93: Tribal-inspired nail art

18/93 :Tribal-inspired nail art

Try some tribal-inspired nail art for something new. Our easy tutorial can be done by everyone.

19 /93: Mermaid scales nail art

19/93 :Mermaid scales nail art

If you want playful nail art with plenty of brilliant color, this mermaid scales design is for you.

20 /93: Splatter nails

20/93 :Splatter nails

Up for a Splatter Nails challenge?!

21 /93: Fish tail French manicure

21/93 :Fish tail French manicure

This is the fun, summertime version of the classic French manicure, and we can't get enough.

22 /93: Glitter and glitz nail design