Disney movies are one of those things that span the ages, making children and adults alike stare on in delight. And, let’s be honest, we’re speaking from experience. While we’re all about wearing dalmatian-print leggings and sipping coffee from Ariel mugs, every once in a while we crave something that lasts more than a couple of hours.
Enter: Disney nail art. While it’s not as simplistic as most of the manicure ideas we collect and lust after, when it comes to giving in childhood nostalgia, it simply can’t be beaten.
Although we are unable to transport you on a magic carpet, we can surely introduce you to the world of Disney nail art. Keep scrolling for 40 Disney manicures.
20 Thaumaturgical Disney-Inspired Nail Designs
In a primarily abstract style, these simple multicolored nails pay a big homage to The Little Mermaid. We don’t know about you, but we’re here for it – especially because it’s so simple to DIY, save for Flounder.
Old School Mickey and Minnie
We adore seeing Mickey and Minnie in one of their earliest incarnations on this pastel manicure. Here, the focus is on the middle two nails, which have intricate character images on top of pastel-colored nails.
To make the details stand out in this nail art, rich polish colors were used. If you don’t like Encanto (or don’t want “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” to be stuck in your brain for days on end), you may easily alter a design like this to fit your particular interests.
With the Evil Queen, the Poisoned Apple, and even Captain Hook, these villain-inspired nails have something for everyone. The draw here is the attention to detail, such as the hook on the pinky finger.
Each nail in this extraordinarily intricate pattern portrays a different Aladdin character. The additional space provides for a stronger statement.
Disney’s charm is elevated to a quirky new level by these neon hues. We also adore how the detailed characters on top of the matte neon hue contrast.
These subtle Disney nails look exactly like the star-printed hat that Mickey wears in Fantasia.
These nails offer a different design on each digit – from Goofy to Minnie. In addition to Disney characters, this look features fun, pop art-inspired clip art, like rainbows and smiley faces.
This design is inspired by the infamous glass slipper and the blue of Cinderella’s dress. Another less-literal design, this look is all about sparkle and color.
We love this winter-inspired Frozen manicure, which pairs patterns and colors from the hit movie with unique textures and shapes. The cold never bothered us anyway.
These aren’t in-your-face Disney, but the red and white dots offer a subtle reference to Minnie Mouse. This is a good look for those who want to embrace their love of Disney, but not have it be super literal.
Chip ‘n’ Dale
Every once in a while you’ll be lucky enough to find a set of Disney’s nails that embrace nostalgia without looking childish. Case in point: These minimalist Chip ‘n’ Dale nails, pair everyone’s favorite rescue rangers with the soft, brown-hued tones of the moment.
Flit lovers will go heart-eyed over this hummingbird-inspired mani that embraces all the colors of the wind. We love how it uses Flit’s coloring to encompass Pocahontas’ spirit without getting super detailed with a character silhouette.
Whether it’s for a black-tie event, a Disney-themed wedding, or New Year’s Eve, these glitzy Mickey nails are a win in our book.
Consider wearing this Mickey manicure with a pumpkin theme if you’re visiting Disney for Halloween. Although this is a theme for the fall, you might attempt other variations for other seasons.
This Dalmatian-spotted French manicure, which is now very trendy, is a swoon-worthy addition to the collection of our favorite Disney nails.
If you’re a huge Genie (or Robin Williams) lover, you’ll adore this vibrant blue jelly manicure. The sole feature, in this case, is the expressions because the nails themselves serve as the “face.”
These Mulan nails in pastel colors are amazing. Cri-Kee looks so adorable sticking out of the middle finger.
Mickey With Stars
The gold stars and the black Mickeys, as well as the painted detail and the clear base, provide a stark contrast in this design.
Anyone seeking to appreciate all things Jasmine, Genie, Abu, and the Magic Carpet – all without fully painting any of them – must try this minimalist Aladdin manicure.
Are you ready to drop your soul into the fairy garden with these dreamlike nail designs?