Less is definitely more this season. Simply paint white accents on random nails for a winter-ready look.
Paint most of your nails a neutral shade, but select one nail on each hand to paint green for a seasonal spin. Switch the green to red as you fancy throughout the holidays.
Metallic glitter trim along the bottoms and up the sides is festive without being over the top.
Go dark for the holidays by finishing off your berry mani with aubergine accents.
If you really need glitz this time of year, try applying colored crystals not only on your nails, but up and down your digits.
Up the sparkle quotient by using gold nail polish to create negative space diamonds. Pick one nail on each hand to feature just the top part of the diamond for a mismatched take on negative space.
Keep things on the subtle side with barely-there glitter tips.
A classic red mani with strategic white stripes is always a winner no matter the season.
Top off a seasonless nude mani with golden triangle studs for a burst of holiday cheer.
Accent a deep burgundy with geometric rose gold accents to up the ante on your standard red holiday mani.
Thanks to the touches of gold, these Japanese blossoms seem holiday-appropriate.
During the holidays, we’re usually bombarded with images of Santa, reindeer, snowmen and even The Grinch. And while we’re willing to support the staples on decor and wrapping paper, we don’t want them anywhere near our nails. Thankfully, there are tons of holiday nail art options that don’t involve colorful characters.
Whether you like a little sparkle or are still fawning over negative space special effects, there’s a stylish holiday mani for you. Red and green will always be popular colors, but expand the Christmas color scheme by choosing alternative shades like deep burgundy, flashy fuchsia and grayish green. And don’t be afraid to keep it simple by just adding subtle glitter to your tips.
Here are 18 chic holiday nail art ideas that are still super festive.
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