When it comes to holiday nail art, there's a fine line between festive and cheesy. But you don't have to worry about falling on the ugly Christmas sweater side of the line with these manicure ideas. They're seasonally appropriate, cute, and a tad sparkly (because who can resist a little bling this season?).
Without further ado, here are 13 holiday nail ideas to try.
For an understated look, opt for nude nails with a Christmas red accent (try Zoya Nail Polish ($9) in Sasha) at the half moon, as seen at Alexandre Herchcovitch.
The easiest way ever to get in the holiday spirit? Two coats of a shimmery, sparkly polish, like at Tracy Reese.
To channel a similarly festive look, paint a diagonal half of each nail with a chunky glitter polish, and top off with a clear gloss.
These star-struck nails at Libertine are the perfect accompaniment to your NYE attire. The end result can be replicated with Butter London Nail Lacquer ($15) in Diamond Geezer, The Black Knight, and Stardust.
Gilded nails like these at Dannijo can be easily achieved by layering on Butter London Nail Lacquer ($15) in Posh over the brand’s Nail Lacquer in Goss.
Put a holiday fete-ready twist on your classic French manicure by swapping the white polish for gilded gold.
What's more festive than red and glitter? Red and glitter.
Red Carpet Manicure
Santa manicures usually make us cringe, but there’s something charming about this version that makes us want to wear it to every holiday party. The festive red shade comes courtesy of Red Carpet Manicure’s Red Carpet Reddy Gel Polish ($10).
Which one of these manicures will you be trying this holiday season?