Trends, trends, trends – we can’t get enough of them. Whether is a brand new idea or a comeback from the past decades, fashion obsessives know that the urge to follow the latest trends is a fun thing to do. Of course, you shouldn’t lose yourself in the sea of trends. But the cuticle tattoos that took over Instagram lately can only do good to your style. So, we don’t have had a single argument against these cute little tattoos. This video has 7 of the cutest cuticle tattoos out there that might convince you to test drive this trend.
One of the reasons why we fell for this trend is because everyone can rock it. Rihanna is the queen of bold trends that not many would dare to try. But even the Barbadian singer and style icon is addicted to cuticle tattoos. She was one of the first who sparked this possibly painful trend. We are going to be completely honest, if you want your cuticle tattoos to stay forever, you might experience some pain. Anyway, if you just want to temporary upgrade your manicure, you can get cuticle tattoo nail art stickers. So, you don’t have to be Rihanna to pull this trend off.
As you can see in the video, you don’t have to go with a tattoo on every finger. For a toned-down effect, you can only tattoo one or few fingers. You can also take things in another direction and flaunt something unique and innovative. We love the Saturn-inspired cuticle tattoo seen in the video. This person drew Saturn and six tiny dots on her cuticles. The final result is insanely Instagrammable.
If you are into geometric shapes, you can flaunt the open triangle cuticle tattoos that look super sharp. Pair them with manicures in the similar aesthetic for even bolder effect.
Since we are only days away from the official holiday season a gold cuticle tattoo is what you need to round up your festive looks. In the video, we have the adorable gold bow tattoos paired with red nail polish. Red is the ultimate festive color, so feel free to copy this entire combo right away. Consider this is a last-minute holiday mani that you can do at home. No need to see your nail lady, just stick cuticle tattoo stickers and paint your nails in red.
Whether you want to keep it forever or just give it a try, the cuticle nail trend will for sure upgrade the way you take photos of yourself. Admit it – you would show it off on every Instagram snap.
We know that there are holiday-obsessed gals out that impatiently wait for this time of the year. You can finally involve all the cheesy holiday motifs in every segment of your life without being judged. It’s so easy to get trapped in the holiday spirit and get obsessed. Everything from the workplace, the stores to the city is full of Christmas and New Year’s decorations. So, is kind of hard to resist the Holiday season craziness. To add up on that get your nails done in a similar aesthetic. You can do something subtle that doesn’t necessarily scream “HO HO HO it’s that time of the year!” Glitter nail designs are perfect if you want something not that obvious, but still glamorous. Even red and white nail design will let everyone know that you are in the holiday mood. Or you can go the extra mile and celebrate your holiday obsession through your nails in the most obvious way. Electric nail designs with Santa Claus, Santa’s helpers, Christmas trees, Christmas tree decorations and more aren’t just for kids. You are allowed to flaunt these nail designs during the holiday season even if you are a grown woman.
Fun graphic nail designs that feature holiday motifs are something that everyone around you will love. Even your 5-year old niece will be impressed by your nails. If you want something unique, opt for holiday details that aren’t very popular. Take the Christmas lights nail design for example. You can use small decorative stones to create this nail design. For a bolder effect use stones in different colors. If you have time for experimenting, you can use the stones to create different shapes that imitate holiday motifs.
The snow is another signature element of the winter holidays.You can flaunt nails with snowflakes to pay tribute to the all-white idyllic situation during the holiday season. Metallic deep blue and icy-silver combo looks amazing especially if you add glitter and snowflake graphics.
For the ultimate holiday-inspired nails mix common holiday motifs with glitter. You are allowed to be over-the-top at this time of the year, so there is no reason to hesitate. It’s already December, so hurry up and schedule an appointment to get your nails done or stock up on fun nail products to experiment at home. Here are some of the possible ideas you could do to your nails during this holiday season.
Okay, ladies is officially that time of the year when you can add glitter to everything without being judged. We know that there are gals that would have glitter from breakfast to dinner. Anyway, adding glitter to your makeup look might be a bit challenging. First, the fact that you don’t have many red-carpet-like events on your schedule might get in the way.
Second, glitter makeup looks are outstandingly gorgeous, but glitter can be messy at times. We all have to admit that glitter gets all over the place when we do our makeup. Plus you have to wake up at least an hour earlier in the morning to do a full face glam. And you can do this only if your workplace allows you to wear much makeup. So, it seems that sometimes you need to wait for a special occasion to wear glitter makeup.
Having all this in mind, we feel free to say that glitter nails are the best deal for all the glitter-obsessed gals out there. First of all, because you don’t have to deal with the mess if you get your nails done at the salon. Even if you do them by yourself, you’ll have to deal with the mess only once. And for a while, you will have cute nail design.
One of the chicest ways to flaunt a glitter mani is the nails-dip-in-glitter technique. This technique means that you have to add glitter only on the top part of your nails. It is a great way to tell the world that you get your fingers involved in everything glitter! If you want a more toned down glitter nail design opt for semi-clear, semi-glitter nail design. For a bolder effect chose contrasting colors. And finally, for the most dramatic results glitterize your nails from the first finger to the last. Choose your favorite color (not trying to influence your decision but royal blue, turquoise and millennial pink look insanely gorgeous in glitter version) and get glitter mani. This nail design is pretty simple. Try it at home if you don’t want to pay for a pro mani.
For extra glam mix glitter, rhinestones and other decorative elements for nails into one nail design. These over-the-top nail designs are only for the ones who don’t mind to have all the attention on their nails.
Take a look at these pretty glitter nail designs and pin the ones you want to copy.
One of the biggest nail trends this fall is the metallic manicure. The metallic nails have a holographic effect and they change colors depending on the lighting. You can buy metallic nail polishes but the holographic effect isn’t that strong. The fall 2017 fashion trends predict a very sparkly season, so the same applies to nails. If you don’t want to spend money on a manicure at the salon, we’ve got you covered. This 60-second video will teach you how to create the metallic nails at home!
As you can see you’ll only need a few things to create this cool fall manicure by yourself. A black nail polish, salon chrome kit, a small applicator to apply the chrome powder, cotton pad with alcohol to clean up around your nails and a top coat to lock everything in place. The process is relatively easy and won’t take much of your time.
First, apply two layers of black nail polish as a base. Then use the applicator to buff the chrome powder all over your nails. Clean up any fall out with the cotton pad dabbed in alcohol. Lastly, apply one layer of the top coat to make your manicure last longer.
You don’t have to use the same colors like in the video. Feel free to experiment with other color options. The sterling silver hue is going to be very popular this fall, so you can flaunt blinding metallic silver nails. Another option is to do only a couple of nails on each hand with the metallic effect to spice up your regular manicure. For the holiday season, you could also add some nail decorations.
The metallic nails will perfectly compliment your fall ensembles. They are very easy to create at home and cost much less than a manicure at the salon.
Holiday nail art is not a new trend; every holiday is represented with a lot of trendy and on themed nail options, but there are few categories that can compete with the number of Christmas nail designs. Nail art in general is completely amazing and another way to perfectly accessorize a look. While many people do have the imagination to create a look on their own, it doesn’t hurt to have a bit of inspiration to guide you (or your nail tech) into creating the perfect holiday nail art design for the upcoming parties.
Many of these holiday nail designs are actually pre-designed nail sets that you can order to wear later. Some of the holiday nail art ideas and designs are the kind you can do at home, or you can ask your friend with the steady hands to help you with if you are brave. Either way, it is incredibly convenient to be able to purchase the perfect holiday nails for an upcoming party or even just a few to wear during the entire season.
Many of the holiday nail designs in the following list can be purchased and worn whenever you are ready, but any of them can be used for inspiration at any moment you choose. Happy Holidays!
1. Happy Holiday Mani
Hologram style snowflakes thanks to meticulously applied holofoil and decals and little gem accents really offset the holiday matte nearly poinsettia red. The offset color painted ring finger nail is done in stark white to let the red design around the holofoil snowflake really mesh with the overall holiday nail design.
2. Sparkling Pink
A great nail set should work on their own and stand great with any look and these sparkly soft pink holiday nails can do that. The subtle sparkle of the nails looks fantastic and stiletto nails are incredibly high on the current trend list.
3. Textured Mani
Matte tan nail color with a fine silver tint is subtle and aesthetically interesting, but the stand out feature of this holiday nail design is on the ring finger nail. The textured nail is in the same color and supports a three-dimensional rose decal.
4. Detailed Christmas Nails
In this holiday nail design, every nail has a different design, held on theme by the interesting take on a monochromatic color scheme. The gold three-dimensional details are used in several ways to keep the aesthetic interesting across the manicured nail set and the silver glitter nail color (check out how to apply glitter nail polish correctly) works well with the shine of the black and white designs.
5. Christmas Ornaments
As if ombre nails are not cool enough, this holiday nail design uses a glitter ombre with painted Christmas ornaments on each nail. The look is intricate and fun with a design that is obviously designed to be holiday nail art with a definite cheery holiday appeal.
6. Diamond Shine
Shine bright like a diamond is a lot of people’s favorite line and lots of credit to Rihanna for letting us play that song like a mantra to boost our day. Now we can wear homage to the line and the thought by having it painted as a holiday nail art. Silver with rainbow sparkle is nearly expected during the holidays, but honestly, this would look great year long.
7. Christmas Trees and Ornaments
White is a great background to make colors pop, but the addition of sparkling three-dimensional stones gives these Christmas nails a stunning focal point. This holiday nail design is interesting enough to be a great conversation starter.
8. Monotone Christmas Nails
Gray is such an underrated color that provides such an interesting contrast against others. Here the matte grey is a stunning background for white snowflakes and matte white boosts the black ornaments and Christmas holiday slogans for a perfect holiday nail design.
9. Pin Up Holiday Nails
Celebrate the holidays with a cute Christmas nail design and a classic pinup on your center nail. The design is clean cut, but interesting with classic little pearls and gold beads. The entire design is visually interesting and the multi-textured details add a lot of interest to the look.
10. Jack Frost Stilettos
A rich blue with sparkles and snowflakes is a very holiday themed nail art design. The blue is very rich even with the thick addition of glitter in the color, but it really gives the appearance of snowflakes in the near and far view. It is a very wintery look on an incredible nail shape trend.
11. Sparkling Midnight Mani
Cool colors are always great additions for Christmas nail designs, and here they use a shiny blue gel color, a glittering turquoise and a defining gold line, all of which create a sort of reverse manicure. With the shorter color being nearer to the cuticle it is an interesting take that is still really pretty.
12. Framed Deep Blue Marble
This is another favorite holiday nail design on the list; it’s intricate and hypnotic. The framing gold designs are very cool to look at and unexpected. I am sure we’ll see much more of this style in the future. The gold is a bright, shining contrast that lends a defining detail to the shining teal and blue marble nail designs.
13. Designs Over Nude
As holiday nail art designs go, a favorite style will typically include the use of silver or gold somewhere. In this design, we have gold foil and gold leaf to give completely unique designs to the overall look of the manicure. The intricate white lines also give the design an upscale feel that does not take away from the holiday themed aesthetic.
14. Lots of Marbling
Gold leaf and cool techniques are credited as elevating this holiday nail art design. The gold leaf creates a shimmering marble appearance and accents the black and white marble nails. I love the tiny gold triangles that accent the black and white nail as well.
15. Matte Cute
Matte gives an almost soft appearance to nail designs, and in this holiday nail art design, the polka dots and accent heart look darling. The glittering middle nail is a great accent as well, but I most love the coordination between the colors that create the overall effect.
16. Shades of Gray
This holiday nail art combines a variety of popular trends and manages to make them work cohesively. The sparkling silver glitter will always be a holiday nail art trend, but the matte grey and peach look equally good with the grey offset by lines of silver foil. Finally, the marbled nail is also really cool looking and works with all of the different accents to complement the other nail designs well.
17. Black with Silver Sparkle
Square tipped nails, painted black and covered with silver sparkle nail polish, have a greyish appearance to them. It looks intentional and fashion forward thanks to the textured appearance and matte finish.
18. Lavender Christmas Nail Art
If your favorite color is anywhere near this cheery shade of purple, then this Christmas nail design is perfect for you. The color is light and cheery, but accented on the center nail with a wash of purple and silver glitter. The same glitter is used to accent the little lavender Christmas tree, topped with a silver star on the ring finger.
19. Black Snowflakes and Silver
Iridescent pink is a light and shiny background that lets the black painted snowflakes, accented in the center by a dot of silver sparkle, really stand out. The combination of holiday nail designs here works together to accent each other. The shiny black polish makes the black snowflakes stand out more, while the silver sparkles from every angle as well.
20. Accented White Nails
A goldmine on your ring finger doesn’t always make one think of nail polish but here it perfectly applies to the holiday nail art design. The gold triangle accents on the other detailed nails featuring line art and animal print look amazing, giving off a totally connected look.
This is one of the holiday nail art designs that show off a high amount of glitter and sparkle characteristic of the holidays.
22. Icy Classic Nails
The simple and classic appearance of these holiday nails is great, but the forefinger design is textured thanks to the glitter and jewels put on them. The smooth glittered ring finger nail is a great contrast from the other glitter nail and overall the look is interesting as well as beautiful.
23. Fox in Winter
This is so cute and cool! The fox is adorable and the winter scene painted on the nails is incredible. These Christmas nails are designed to be fun and artistic and they have reached that goal and surpassed it by miles of snowy forest in this holiday nail art design.
24. Rudolph and the Sparkling Red Manicure
Adorable Christmas nail designs are one of the best things about the Christmas season. The ability to be festive in a minute but noticeable is appreciable and fun in a great way. Here the sparkling red is perfect for Rudolph’s nose and the rest of her nails and the fun little cartoon Rudolph is cute and playful, peeking out of her nail.
25. Holiday Garland Manicure
French tip manicures have a lot of different options for modification without altering the overall aesthetic too much. Here the use of a garland of holly accents the line, where the French tips would start. The design is nothing if not pure holiday fun and an ideal Christmas nail art design.
26. Holiday Wrapping Paper
The design of this Christmas nail art is so intricate looking that it cannot be anything but impressive. The red, green and gold as well as the subtle sparkle are textbook Christmas wrapping paper themes. The nail design is completely amazing and a holiday wonder in and of itself.
27. Glitter and Line Art
The very fall into winter aesthetic of this holiday nail art design is one of the greatest combinations of glitter nail polish and white line art. The colors bounce off of each other accenting the design perfectly and the multitude of colors in the glitter as well.
28. Complex Evergreen Design
This holiday nail art design takes several steps to complete, but it is an absolute work of art overall. The green ombre and white really complement each other well, allowing the floral design to stand out as well.
29. Gemstone Accents
So many factors contribute to how beautiful this holiday nail art looks overall that it is hard to know which feature to start with. First the line art is amazingly detailed and accented beautifully with well-placed prismatic stones of various sizes. Next are the pearlescent pink pinky nails that shine from every angle and finally the center nail, covered in pink and gold toned glitter, really brings the look together.
30. Matte Gingerbread
This is a Christmas nail art design without worrying about the perception being incorrect. The gingerbread man is adorable, the entire set of nail designs being matte and clear. It’s a fun little design and a Christmas nail art option that is delightful.
31. Gold and Purple
These stiletto nails are everything with a deep blue background detailed with multidimensional glitter. The notice centered on the gold designs that include stacked stones and gold lines are pulled along the design with intricate placement.
32. Encapsulated Nails
Nail designs are incredibly varied and these holiday nails are encapsulating several different looks at once without affecting the actual texture or outside appearance of the nail. Here sparkles are included with actual glitter in amazing designs, while the ring fingernail is finished off with pearl and gold details. The black really sets off the gold, white and jeweled accent perfectly.
33. Pearly Christmas Tree
The use of textured manicures is becoming more popular again and the designs are getting more varied. Here the Christmas tree is done in little shiny pearls and topped with a gold star. Each of the other nails features a design from a small gem at the base of the nail as a reminder to smile and be happy on another.
34. Pink Holiday Sweater Nails
The design most often seen on the typical holiday sweater is put in white over a glittery pink base coat. The additional of gold-foiled reindeer is incredibly sweet, and the tastefulness of the piece is obvious.
35. Deluxe Christmas Nails
This is a stunning display of artistry in Christmas nail art design. The three wise men appear to be depicted on the nails and the final touch is the pinky nail, beautifully done, and the greatest details don in shimmering gold.
36. Warm Winter Candles
The highly detailed design of these holiday nails show an amazing amount of Christmas features in the design. There is a decorated Christmas tree with red and green lights, snow and ornaments and even lit candles! These nails are beautifully well done and show off an ideally designed Christmas nail set.
37. Winter Owl
This holiday manicure has a simple aesthetic with a cute little cartoon owl sitting on a branch on the ring finger nail. The gold details on each of the other nails are interesting as a minute detail, and although they are nearly the size of the painted owl, they don’t really compare.
38. Fuchsia Astronomy
A sparkly fuchsia purple background is a beautiful space backdrop or the constellations and astronomical signs. It’s a great holiday nail design idea and well done in bright colors and definitely with a steady hand.
39. Shades of Green
Green ombre is the background for a bright red holiday bow. The bow is highly detailed, and the sparkle embedded in the nail colors is subtle but still manages to be clearly seen.
40. Winter Scene
Smooth blue nail polish provides the background for a nighttime winter scene complete with a bright full moon. It’s an amazing snowy holiday scene that makes for a perfect holiday nail art design.
41. Pisces and Cancer
The constellations and signs are intricately painted over a shiny and sparkly black nail color, as well as a stark white. This is great detail work, especially the constellations!
42. Rich Colors and Snow
Deep, darker matte magenta shows as a great end color for the thumb and pinky ring fingers. The real surprise is the snowflake icon found on most winter-style clothing done in white over gray, and in the center nail we have a sparkle of rhinestones, while you’re still in the shape of a look or more likely it is a holiday request.
43. Holiday Bests
I love how the stark depths of black can really offset designs, both as a background color as used in this holiday nail art design for the reindeer and design of the little hearts polka dotted along the pinky finger nail.
44. Holiday Sweater Style 2
Holiday sweaters may easily trip into the ‘ugly sweater’ category, but on holiday nails the patterns are appreciably cooler, transforming an ordinary shade into something incredible with the use of just white and gold details. On the ring finger nail is a three-dimensional snowflake, accented with gems over a nail base of glittering soft gold.
45. Trimming the Tree
Three-dimensional holiday nail designs offer more than one interesting element to the aesthetics of any Christmas nail art design, but the details that show the ‘trimmed tree’ like the golden garland or the little red ornaments and gift are incredibly cute. The gold bead accents on the snowflake and at the top of the ornaments are subtle and a very nice touch.
46. Many Designs and Details
Matte black coffin nails are interesting in how they are dark yet alluring, but here they are used to offset the richness of the designs on the other finger nails. The use of gold intricately plays a part in how amazing these holiday nails really are. The soft pink color, treated with painted-on roses, black triangles at the base accented by gold and lines and even the textured glitter and jewel encrusted nail, make this a great set to show off at any holiday party.
47. Gold Tips
This may seem like a simple option, but the perfection in the shape and amount of gold applied to the holiday nails means meticulous attention to detail and a very steady hand. Golden tips of natural color nails make a great look and one I think would be very cool to try.
48. Geometric Glitter
As previously mentioned, glitter is one of the most easily sought out features when it comes to holiday nail designs, since everyone wants a touch of sparkle. The geometrically applied triangles of glitter are interesting and prominent, appearing like a cross between rays of light and expensive wrapping paper.
49. Snowflakes and Glitter
The most iconic winter holiday print is the snowflake and imprinting them on the nails is one way to create a great holiday nail art design. The accent colors here are both silver and gold, which show up separately on the forefinger nail and the ring finger nail.
50. Black, Gold and Pink
Black nails are my favorite when going for a single color, but here the surprise of the gold nail and the even more unexpected pop of pink on the middle finger nail make for a more interesting holiday nail design indeed!
51. Muted Colors
Teal and purple are popular colors normally and here they are a muted shade. In this minimalist and chic holiday nail design, the teal color features silver and gold foil lines in varying sizes both straight and diagonally.
52. Pink and Black Manicure
Pink nails accented with a thin black tip are boosted by a shiny polka-dot-treated ring finger nail. This holiday nail art has a lot of pop to it, and the colors are light and fun with the mirror like colored polka dots.
53. Ornaments and Half Moons
Red and green pearls and jewels are coordinated to match and decorate the ring finger nails of each hand and they sparkle on a base of silver. The other nails show of a half moon based manicure that only helps to boost the three-dimensional ornamented holiday nails.
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Once we bid adieu to warm days greeting the frosty winter, all those iridescent flowers, tweeting birdies and verdurous atmosphere are instantly consigned to oblivion. Now time is ripe for all those winter-worthy snowflakes, bare trees, Christmas and New Year celebrations; accordingly red, white and green shades come out on top these days. Just like it is with the fashion world being full of knitted Christmas sweaters or beanies with snowflakes, Christmas Reindeer and snowman motifs on them, nail art designs have also gone all winter-y and somehow frosty. We are now more than keen to share with you these 12 winter-ready nail art designs for every skill level, among which you will find different episodes of winter reflected.
Whenever you are pumped about to take a paper and sketch a house with a lamp burning with a yellow flame inside, or a common snowman or maybe some soft snowflakes falling down, put aside the paper and try to do the same on your fingernails. You do not need to be a super talented painter or a watercolorist to bring these winter-ready nail art designs into life. What you need is to acquire a couple of thin detailing brushes, nail polishes and acrylic paints of different vibrant shades and a little bit of patience, really.
1. Funny Cartoon Nails
If you opt for this winter nail art design, you are definitely endeavoring to bring back the sweet childhood. Here you will need acrylic paints of red, blue, white and yellow colors. Coat all the nails with Serenity blue nail polish and start painting funny figures as if escaped from a cartoon. All the images like the hugging cats, or a snowman and a dog happily talking to each other, as well as a dressed-in-red smiling bear have one thing in common ” a loving warm heart.
2. Frosty Winter Nails
When it begins snowing heavily trees resemble grey-headed men, a birdie or two are vagabonding from here to there, while people stay inside the heated houses admiring the white magic through windows. There is no other proper time than now, in the middle of winter, to depict this arctic atmosphere on your nails. Use as many white and blue shades as possible, while also adding some details in icy mint shade to magnify the frosty air.
3. Snowflake Nails
The Mother Nature has made many wonders for us and one of them is undeniably snowflakes that are gently dancing in the air, then falling down to make the softest white carpet ever. Why not bring those magical particles to your nails? Coat your nails with Rose Quartz-lavender ombre design and finish it off by painting large snowflakes diagonally.
4. Holiday Season Is On
You can make a happy bunch out of a smiling snowman, a red-bowed striped candy cane, a pair of warm mittens and berry branches and then sprinkle them on different nails of you, thus making a happy and gleeful scene to be admired for hours. What other colors might envelope you with festive mood than red and green?
5. Shivering Bare Trees
The arrival of winter leaves trees in doldrums, bare and shivering. The dusk every day comes as if an enhancement of their melancholy and heavy heart. Using black, white and icy mint acrylic paints you can effortlessly breathe new life into the trees, depicting them on your nails and carrying with you everywhere possible.
6. Green-Red Jubilee Nails
If there is a lack of time and patience, this green-red nail art will come in handy. Coat one nail with green paint, adding some polka dots on it; cover another one with red-white stripes, while you can decorate two of your vibrant green nails with small fir trees, in the end witnessing a real vibrant green-red jubilee right on your nails.
7. Cold Days, Cold Nails
When you go outside in winter, willy-nilly your fingers feel cold and frostbitten. Make their feeling of cold harmonious with their look and coat the nails with fir trees overloaded with snow and a cozy house with lamps burning inside.
8. Berry Branch Nails
When the winter holidays knock at our doors, the berry branches, dried or artificial come into view. Why not also decorate the nails with these red accessories? Coat the nails with white acrylic paint and fling yourself into miniature painting of pretty red berry branches, up to imaging a birdie on one of them.
9. Merry Christmas Nails
Anyone of us is yearning to make Christmas a red-letter day in every aspect of it starting from gifts selected to our look. So if you want to celebrate this special day high on the hog then you should also focus on your nails. Here is one extravagant Christmas nail art option for you. Coat all the nails with glittering golden polish and design them either with white-red stars or a New Year tree, then once again more literally confirming the special day by writing the words “Merry Christmas’ in white color against the golden background.
10. Knitted Nails
Knitted nail art designs being in full swing now, we are offering you to coat your nails with red and mint green stripes in different motifs ” hearts, zigzags and semi-diamond shapes. With this design on your nails you can easily pass through the whole winter, resting assured that they will also be in keeping with holiday celebrations.
11. Enchanting Snowy Nails
By bringing this magical winter nail art design into being on your nails, you will mechanically become a source of a new fairy tale plot. Coat your nails with Persian green polish, then start the magical part of it. Paint big snowflakes falling down and bringing with them from sky winter-worthy gifts like mittens, scarves, beanies and New Year tree toys.
12. Winter City Life
Just go outside for a winter walking along the snow-clad streets, then return to your place and bring into life everything you saw in the city ” snowbound trees, a city bench with snow traces on it, a street clock as if frozen, a child making a big snowball and a sleigh waiting for being ridden.
Nails by Emma for Fashionisers.com
Holiday nail art designs can be the most imaginative ways of jazzing up your festive looks and putting the magic jingle-bells spin on your party outfits, especially when you really know how to skillfully mix and match nail polish colors. The best thing about winter nail designs is that you are absolutely free to bust out the funniest and coolest prints and patterns, as well as glitter and eye-feasting colors. From the traditional snowman and Santa-themed manicures to gingerbread and snowflakes inspired designs, flip through these 19 unique and lovely holiday nail art designs and copy the style that best matches your mood and festive look!
1. Santa With His Reindeer and Christmas Tree
The first thing that might come to your mind when thinking of Christmas nails is the popular Santa theme and the cutie reindeer accompanying him. They can look co funny and bright when drawn on a monochromatic background, preferably in lighter tones to symbolize snow. These little cuties create an entire winter story, while the correctly picked colors only enhance the beautiful look. This is one of the coolest Christmas nail designs we are all ready to rock throughout the holiday season!
2. The Freezing Penguin
Embrace the holiday season picking the most traditional color combinations, such as red with black and white and mix some exciting textures with intricate prints for a creative take on your festive mani. These little freezing penguins bundled up in Santa’s red suit look undeniably cute, while the interesting white nail polish with little black particles is the right thing you need to tone down the intricate manicure at the same time preserving the uniqueness and the big dose of creativity of the overall look.
3. The Winter Bunny
If you are more into less colorful, yet equally interesting and frisky looks, pick different tones of blue and add a splash of white into the combo for the maximum beautiful wintry mani. A big bare tree covered with snow and matched with a bunny wrapped up in a warm scarf and a little snow-boy is the right recipe of the prettiest holiday nail look. Keep two of your nails more simplistic adding just tiny white “snowballs’ to the blue background.
4. Here Comes Santa With the Presents!
A light purple color matched with white, reds and some more bursts of brights is the easiest way of adding interest and lots of personality to your monochrome looks. We can’t have enough of the Santa-themed nail art designs, so this exact look picturing Santa entering the house through the chimney is the ultimately detailed and inspirational holiday nail design we simply can’t help starting at. You may need thin brushes and advanced nail art skills to be able to copy this look, and if you still can’t reach perfection, ask your nail artist to do that for you!
5. The Christmas Cat
Playful, girly and Christmas-y is this cat nail design in the simplest color combinations, including lots of white and touches of red and black. You can draw the same cat playing with Christmas presents and ornaments while having lots of fun on all your five fingertips. It’s a sleek and more toned down look, which is still extremely fun and detailed perfect for those special parties.
6. The Big Cast of Christmas Characters
Let’s admit that the holiday season is the time of the year, when we are ready to try new trends and looks, which might not characterize our personal style. So if you have been reserved in your looks so far, go for this uber-cute and intricate New Year nail design featuring all the famous Christmas characters, from the snowman and the Snow Maiden to the gingerbread man we all adore so much. The beautiful mishmash of bright colors is the next guarantee of show-stopping looks at any party!
7. Gingerbread Nail Art
Gingerbread cookies are the most typical holiday treats that are not only delicious, but are also perfect decorations for your holiday table. So simple and timeless, these little cuties can also act as beautiful details for your holiday nail designs. Paint gingerbread men and a gingerbread house on your nails accompanied with simple dots and a candy and have the most delicious winter holiday ever!
8. The White Winter Beary Mani
No matter it usually snows in your city or not, you might love to add the wonderful wintry mood to your nails, using white for “painting’ lots of snow, as well as a cutie white bear mingling with a little penguin. This is such an uplifting nail design, which will instantly brighten up your festive look throughout the entire holiday season.
9. Christmas Candle Nail Art
Seasonal motifs with a beautiful combination of colors are an easy way of getting into the holiday mood instantly. This is one of the most effortless holiday nail art designs you can emulate in no time. It might take you a little bit more time and effort to draw the candle, while the hearts, dots and stripes are a cakewalk even for the beginners.
10. Vintage Holiday Nail Art
Vintage is the ultimate definition of a unique style in the modern world, and this can refer to your mani too. Ditch all those eye-popping bright colors and the intricate patterns, giving your preference to a nude nail polish color that will act as a background for a simplistic and stylish wintry nail design. Draw a snowman and snowflakes using a brown color and there you have a stylish vintage nail design for New Year!
11. Xmas Cat and Mouse Nail Design
Cartoonish characters always create unique nail designs and this is true about Xmas-themed looks as well. This black cat playing peek-a-boo and chasing the little mouse carrying its Christmas gift can be a fun idea to capture if you want to elevate your simplistic snow-themed holiday mani.
12. Santa-Themed Holiday Manicure
For a more simplistic and interesting reference of the popular Santa theme, no need to picture him on your nails. Just make the red of his famous suit the focus of your holiday manicure and go for some glitter and matching design patterns to complete the look.
13. Snowmen Nail Art for Holiday
If you are so obsessed with the idea of making a snowman, yet there is no snow in your city, fetch your nail polishes and draw them on your fingertips! These oversized snowman patterns on your fingers will look especially beautiful when toned down with the help of more simplistic patterns featuring a white Christmas tree and snowballs.
14. Christmas Tree Nail Art
All those classy fashionisers, who are looking for less cartoonish and more sober holiday nail designs, can play in the zone of black and glittery gold, picturing an oversized snowflake on one finger followed by a big Christmas tree, chic Christmas tree ornaments and the message reading “Merry Christmas’! This nail design will match any style and color of festive outfit you choose, so it’s definitely going to appeal to you!
15. Christmas Lights Nail Art
You can use those colorful and sparkling Christmas lights for embellishing not only your Christmas tree, but also your nails! In the latter case, you need rainbow nail polish colors to draw those beautiful lights on a simple white background for an eye-popping look.
16. Snowflakes Nail Art
When you face a dilemma and have no idea which way to go, choose the most traditional and the classiest holiday nail designs, such as ones featuring snowflakes. Here you are free to show your creativity through the colors you choose, taking your outfit into consideration. In this case we have used blue as a beautiful background for those big white snowflakes.
17. Frozen Nail Art for Holiday
Fans of cute cartoon nail art designs can stick to their favorite theme for the holiday season too, picking the famous characters from “Frozen’ as a good way to make a statement and come up with imaginative looks. Choose the best background for that white snowman and add some snowflakes too for a higher impact!
18. The Wintry Bird
Any winter themed nail design can work for the holiday season too. So you are free to draw funny creatures on the background of snow, and this little wintry bird can also be a good option for your festive looks. You can feel the cold due to the cool blues used and the tiny beanies warming up the birdie.
19. It’s Snowman Again
This snowman nail design is among the simplest and coolest looks any beginner can embrace! Apply a simple blue nail polish on your three fingertips drawing random patterns in white, and keep your thumb and ring finger for the snowmen. It’s effortless, fun and it can surely add so much personality to your winter holiday looks!
Our 19 holiday nail art designs target fashionisers of different tastes, ages and interests. Best of all both the beginners and those who have better nail application skills can find something catchy, cool and memorable for their festive looks among these unique manicure ideas!
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Have you girls already decided what nail art design you’ll wear on New Year’s Eve? That may be a Christmas Tree or a snowman inspired one, snowflakes dancing on your fingertips or may be some festive candies. Options are endless; you just have to take your personal style and the party outfit into consideration when determining what party nail art designs to try. We have created here some absolutely cute New Year’s Eve nail art designs to help you find your perfect style!
Let’s Play It Sweet: Christmas Cookies and Candies Inspired Nails
New Year’s Eve is definitely the best time, when we have the yummiest cookies and candies to eat. So why not transfer this dulcet feeling to your nails? Draw a Christmas cookie on one of your fingers, some chocolate melting down on the other two and Christmas candies inspired dots and stripes on the last ones. Need a simpler look? Apply a red nail polish and start drawing stripes on your nails, leaving the two blank for drawing Christmas candies on them!
Snowflakes All Around!
Sure, as the first snow of winter arrives, we all try to picture lovely snowflakes on our nails. You can apply a simple blue nail polish on your nails, and then with a white color, start drawing clouds and snowflakes falling down over the blue. Or else, you can try to picture the absolute beauty of each snowflake, drawing them oversized. To inject a bit fun into your nail design, draw a snowman on one of your nails, a Christmas Tree or lovely bows that are also so into the festive theme!
Peekaboo: Who’s There? The Penguin!
How much do we love those cute creatures, especially seeing them on our nails! Drawing a penguin playing peekaboo on your nails is definitely fun and creative! Simply don’t forget to add a Santa hat on its head!
Feeling Cozy and Warm: Winter Sweater Prints Inspired Nails
Is there any fashioniser in this world, who will say she doesn’t love those cozy winter sweaters? Featuring different prints, they all do look stylish, especially when combined with a simple pair of jeans. So, let’s draw those cutie prints on our nails, why not? You have an endless source of inspiration here, and yes, the best way is just to take your own sweater and try to recreate the prints of it on your fingertips!
Whatever your New Year’s Eve nail art will be, the most important thing is surely a happy heart and high spirits!
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The holiday season is the perfect time of the year to reconcile with your closest ones, to express your love towards them, to start planning a new life, a new look and the image of a new you. This definitely should be done in the most beautiful way, meaning you should have the most astounding look throughout this period of the year and surely during the rest 365 days to come. Drawing inspiration from Christmas makeup tutorials, gorgeous holiday hairstyles and the impeccable style sense of the famous celebrities, don’t overlook the importance of nails for the most sizzling looks of yours. Although small details, nails tend to totally change one’s look, injecting a high dose of perfection, classiness and elegance to the overall appearance. Below we bring some flirty, fun and stylish Christmas nail art designs for you to recreate your favorite style and add a sassy touch to your party look!
The first thing that comes to your mind when thinking Christmas nails is definitely the colors of red, green or lots of glitter. You can definitely pick any of these hues as your base color and then choose some contrasting shades for drawing your funky wintery characters that will instantly pop on the background of your preferred shade. Thus, applying red nail polish as the base, you can draw some white snowman, Christmas present bows, snowflakes, cutie mittens, or evergreen Christmas trees. Reindeer, snow-covered huts, Santa Claus, Christmas tree ornaments, candies, beanies and stars also perfectly fit in with the holiday theme.
Who said you can’t play with alternative colors different from red or green? In case these shades don’t match your party outfit, you can freely choose other shades. Just take your entire party look into account. Depending on the party type and preferences, you can also go kind of minimal as far as nail art goes. For instance, think simple ombre nails with snowflakes or stars imprinted on, or draw a Christmas image on a single finger, leaving the rest simple. You can also be more creative and create your own Christmas style, like picturing a story of a winter cat, which leaves its snowy cat paw prints on a red background.
The best thing about Christmas nail art is that you can have a lot of fun, sometimes even going over the board and creating kind of childish fairy-tale inspired images on your fingertips. After all the holiday season is all about magic, so print the magic on your nails!
Nails by Emma for Fashionisers.com