9 best Christmas nail art designs to copy
It’s time to (temporarily) bench your go-to nude
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / May 26 2017
Christmas is just around the corner, which means the number of parties, lunches and drinks we’re all attending has skyrocketed. If you already have your party hair and makeup perfected to a tee (hello, glitter!), and are looking to get your fingers in on the festivities, check out our top nine Christmas nail art designs.
If a more understated Christmas mani is what you're after this year, the blue, white and silver icicle look is perfect. While four different polish shades are needed for this look, it’s a cinch to master.
Image credit: @carlyisoka
No Christmas nail art gallery would be complete without a candy cane stripe design. For this look, all that’s needed is a red and white polish and some stick tape to get your lines perfect. Simply paint the entire nail white and wait for it to dry; then lay thin strips of tape diagonally across the nail before painting over the gaps with your red nail polish. Afterwards apply a thin topcoat to seal the colour and add shine.
Image credit: @thenailtrail
Nothing says Christmas like a little tinsel-inspired glitter! If all-over glitter nail polish is too intense for you or you’re looking to switch up the classic glittery nail, take inspiration from this design. The best thing about this nail art look is you can substitute a red and green polish for whatever glitter shade you already own.
Image credit: @chalkboardnails
Frosty the snowman
While a steady hand (and bundles of patience) is a necessity when recreating this snowman nail art design, the results are bound to impress everyone from your youngest cousin to your grandpa at your Christmas lunch.
Image credit: @paulinaspassions
Tree and glitter combo
This intricate Christmas tree manicure, created by Ka Yee Or is ideal for those wanting to perfect their nail art skills and experiment with a more complicated design. We love!
Image credit: @ka_yee_or
Nude and gold
If you can’t choose just one colour to coat your nails with, opt for a colourful option like this look created by One Nail To Rule Them All. While a steady hand will be needed to perfect this design, we think your hard work will be worth it!
Image credit: @onenailtorulethemall
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.