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 sipping coffee from Ariel mugs and sporting dalmatian-print leggings to Lagree, every once in a while we crave something that lasts more than a couple hours.
Enter: Disney nail art. While it's not nearly as minimalist as most of the nail ideas we curate and crave, when it comes to giving into childhood nostalgia, it simply can't be beat. (It's worth noting, however, that more often than not, they can't be DIY-ed either.)
While we can't take you on a magic carpet ride, we most certainly can show you the world of Disney nail art. Keep scrolling for 25 Disney manicures found on Instagram.
Have your Mickeys "peek" out of the corner of your nails as an accent, rather than having them take center stage.
These look exactly like the star-printed hat Mickey Wears in Fantasia.
Red and Black Mickeys
Mickey Mouse, but make it fashion.
Baby Yoda Nails
Baby yoda nails are a cute way to pay homage to your favorite Jedi.
These long "Bambi" nails are a particular fave thanks to their textured accents.
Minimalist Mickey Nails
We love a minimalist nail look and this is about as minimalist as it gets when it comes to Disney nails. This is also one of the most DIY-friendly looks on our list, though it will still require patience and striping brushings to create.
If you're a major Genie (or Robin Williams) fan, you'll love this blue jelly mani that has loads of personality.
Glass Slipper Nails
This shade reminds us of Cinderella's glass slipper; definitely pair with a tiara.
Shiny Balloon Nails
This nail art uses a high-shine lacquer to make the details (like balloons and animated characters) pop.
Cruella de Vil Nails
Modern French manicures are super popular right now, making this spotted Cruella de Vil-inspired version a swoon-worthy addition to our list of favorite Disney nails. Best of all, given cow print nails are major right now, many manicurists will be able to easily bring this nail look to life.
Minnie Mouse Accent Nails
Liven things up with a peekaboo Minnie Mouse on your ring finger.
Old School Mickey and Minnie
We love to see one of the earlier versions of Mickey and Minnie on this pastel manicure.
These minimalist multi-colored nails make a major nod to "The Little Mermaid" without featuring a single character silhouette. We don't know about you, but we're here for it—especially since it's so easy to DIY. To create the scale statement nails, try using a stamping plate or stencil, like What's Up Nails Mermaid Vinyl Stickers ($4).
We can't get over these pastel "Mulan" nails. Look how cute Cri-kee looks peeking out from the middle finger.
Mickey Pumpkin Nails
If you're headed to Disney for Halloween, be sure to consider this pumpkin-inspired Mickey manicure for your trip.
Dot Tool Mickeys
You can easily recreate these tiny Mickeys with a nail dotting tool (or the end of a bobby pin in a pinch).
These pink-themed Mickey nails are too cute. The Disney detail is so subtle, these also work for those looking for a "Hidden Mickey" vibe.
If you relate to Disney villains in your old(er) age, you'll dig this Ursula-inspired nail look. And, with the help of a toothpick and ultra-thin nail brush, you might even be able to recreate it yourself.
Glitzy Mickey Nails
Whether it's for a black-tie event, Disney-themed wedding, or New Year's Eve, these glitzy Mickey nails are a win in our book.
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.
Every once in a while you'll be lucky enough to find a set of Disney nails that embrace the nostalgia without looking super childish. Case in point: These minimalist "101 Dalmatians" nails.
Princess Aurora Nails
Speaking of Princess Aurora, if you want to dedicate all of your nails to her character, consider this mani mural.
Minimalist Aladdin Nails
This minimalist "Aladdin" mani is a must for anyone looking to embrace all things Jasmine, Genie, Abu, and the Magic Carpet — all without fully painting any of them.
Disney Balloon Nails
One of the most iconic symbols of Disney World is a translucent, Mickey-shaped balloon.
Winnie the Pooh Nails
You and your BFF can each have your favorite character on your thumb as an accent nail.