11 Smiley Face Nail Designs For Happiness


If you need a bit of fun and happiness in your day, these smiley face nail designs are just what you need!

You’ll find a ton of super cute ideas that will definitely make everyone around you grin with glee!

From simple minimalist nail design to mix-and-match styles, they’re all adorable and festive, and fun!

Let’s check them out!

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Get 5 or 6 fabulous nail art items each month!
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Salon Dip Glitter Kit – Be Glam
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Lasts for 2 weeks or more
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Preview
Mylee Black Convex Curing Lamp Kit with Gel Nail Polish Essentials Set
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Complete package
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Best Feature
High-shine, glossy pigment
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Jessica Phenomen Oil Intensive Moisturizer (14.8ml)
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Heal and nourish dry cuticles and promote strong nail growth
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#1 Mix-and-Match Smiley Nails

nail design with yellow circle smiling face, yin and yang, and strawberries
Credit: la_nailedit on Instagram

How cute are these mix-and-match nails? They’re so bright and cheery!

Plus, they prove that you don’t have to have a smile on every single nail. Even one will do just fine!

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#2 Different Colored Nails With Smiles

different nail colors with face drawing
Credit: la_nailedit on Instagram

We totally think that these look like happy faces, so we had to add them to our list. I really love them because they’re easy enough for even beginners to pull off.

#3 Festive Santa Smile Nail Art for the Holidays

colorless nails with santa smiling design
Credit: la_nailedit on Instagram

Aren’t these the best smiley face nails for the holiday season? Totally festive and fun! You may want to bookmark this for next winter!

Or go ahead and try it now. Hey, we can all use a little holiday cheer any time of the year!

Lock in your gel nail colors and keep them vibrant with this amazing lamp kit!

Mylee Black Convex Curing Lamp Kit with Gel Nail Polish Essentials Set

#4 Flower Power Smile

nail design with a colorful flower smiling
Credit: la_nailedit on Instagram

We are obsessed with this adorable look. It’s bright, cheerful, and certain to be your new favorite. They’re perfect for spring!

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Jessica Phenomen Oil Intensive Moisturizer (14.8ml)

#5 Double Happiness Rainbow Smiley Face Nails

pink nails with smiling face designs
Credit: nailaestheticvip on Instagram

Rainbows and smiley faces? Yes, place! This look is seriously so cute! (We’re still smiling!) I also think these would make super cute Easter nail ideas.

These colors are the perfect complement to just about any nail art design!

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#6 Happy Hands Minimalist Nail Art

nude pink nails with smiley faces
Credit: nailaestheticvip on Instagram

Baby smiley faces are the cutest! We love how this is on just a few nails in this design. It has a real minimalist feel to it.

Make your gel nail polish last longer with this base coat!

Mylee MyGel 5-in-1 Builder Gel - Clear 10ml

#7 Halloween Smiles

black nails with halloween smiley faces
Credit: claudia_hrnandez on Instagram

Here’s another idea to hold onto for later this year. Maybe not your traditional smiley face, but this Halloween smiles counts to us!

Try this all-in-one nail paint for a better look!

Barry M Cosmetics All in One Nail Paint

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#8 Be the Reason Someone Smiles

colorless nails with black and gold smiley faces
Credit: iramshelton on Instagram

The unique smiley faces on these nails are subtle yet make a big statement. We love the design!

This kit is everything you need for gorgeous glittery nails!

Salon Dip Glitter Kit – Be Glam

#9 Smile Babes

colorful smiley faces nail designs with black outlines
Credit: _thenailloft on Instagram

We love the different colors of the smiley faces on these summer red nails designs.

#10 Tye Dye Happy

neon nail design with one smiley face in the middle finger
Credit: _thenailloft on Instagram

 Channel your inner wild child with this fun tye-dye look! Such a cute and unique design.

#11 Skeleton Smiles

red and black nails with skeleton smiley face
Credit: peachyperfectnails on Instagram

We think of this as a smiley face for Halloween, and we think you’re going to agree! That said, if you’re living the goth life, they’re perfect for any season.

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