It’s officially Christmas season, which means one thing: shiny new Christmas nail art, obvs. It may be cold and dark, but Holidays are coming, which means it’s high time to get cosy and lean into those delicious rich nail shades like chocolate, merlot and forest green, that winter calls for.
As for Christmas nail art, you can skip novelty baubles and snowmen if they give you the ick (although we’re very much here for outrageous, fun designs).
But if you’re more of a minimalist, there’s tons of stylish ways to nod to holiday nails, from festive French tips in gold, silver, red and green, to low-key sparkle and subtle mini motifs (you didn’t think you’d leave here without seeing at least one adorable tiny Christmas tree, did you?). We’ve seen cosy-knit nails made chic and bold candy cane stripes that are absolutely wearable.
Thinking of doing your nails yourself? Look to nail art stencils, press-on nails and nail stickers to help you achieve your desired festive finish with very little hassle. Etsy and Amazon have heaps of designs, while Boots and ASOS are great for nail tools and false press-on nails. If not, treat yourself to a mani and put your nails in the hands of the experts.
Here’s some of our favourite Christmas nails to get you inspired…
What says Christmas better than mini candy canes? We love this design featuring the festive theme and a sprinkling of glitter.