Christmas is literally around the corner, so here are 14 joyful holiday nails for your inspiration! Just in time for your nail art action this weekend. As a true nail art warrior, I’m sure you’ll find some time for that special holiday manicure even during the busiest time of the year.
From the intricate Christmas Sweater designs to easy snowflakes and embellished 3D gel nails, this holiday nails compilation has something for every taste and skill level.
Scroll down to view 14 fabulous Holiday nails and make sure to pin some of your favorites, so you remember the designs!
1. Purple Holiday nails by @lieve91
How-to: this intricate holiday nail design is entirely hand painted. Anja used 02 Needle liner brush to pint flawless straight lines and 01 Warrior detailing brush for snowflake and Fair Isle patterns.
2. Christmas Wreath nails by @jeealee
How-to: paint your nails with a sheer nude nail colour and then add Christmas Wreath patterns using a fine detailing nail art brush. Finish your manicure with a matte top coat.
3. Abstract Holiday nails by @nailthoughts
How-to: these beautiful holiday nails are hand-painted with gel but can be easily re-created with the usual nail polish. Use the fine detailing nail art brush to achieve flawless intricate patterns like this.
4. Holiday nails by @lieve91
5. Delicate Holiday nail art by @so_nailicious
6. Christmas Ornaments nail art by @thehandedit
How-to: to recreate this chic negative space Holiday nail art paint all nails with sheer nude nail polish, then using fine detailing nail brush paint Christmas ornaments. Finish off your manicure with a high gloss top coat.
7. Christmas Eve Holiday nails by @melynenailart
How-to: first create a blue and black two toned manicure, then outline the boarders with silver glitter polish using this liner nail art brush. Add glitter stars and white dots over black and secure your design with a glossy top coat.
8. Amazing Holiday nails by @lieve91
How-to: this intricate holiday nail design is entirely hand painted – Anja used 01 Warrior detailing brush.
9. Cute Christmas nail art by @jeealee
How-to: to recreate this super cute Holiday nail design, first paint all the coloured details with nail polish (reindeer and sheer details), then place glitter as pictured and then add colored gold beads and rhinestones. Finish off with 2 coats of a glossy top coat.
10. Cute Christmas nails by @toxicvanityblog
How-to: this cute holiday nail art is entirely hand painted – Silvia used her favoutite 01 Warrior brush.
11. Christmas Baubles nails by @ldnailsxo
How-to: paint all nails with black polish then use stamping plates with Christmas ornaments, then paint glitter baubles (or stamp) and stamp over them with white Snowflakes. Finish your design with a matte top coat.
12. Snowflake Holiday nails by @ilaeti
How-to: these dark green Holiday nails with white snowflakes are perfect for the festive season! Use these Snowflake stickers to re-create this manicure and finish off with a glossy top coat for a chic look.
13. 3D Holiday nails by @home_of_deva
How-to: these beautiful holiday nails are hand-painted with gel but can be easily re-created with the usual nail polish. To recreate this Holiday nail design, first paint all nails as pictured, use this liner brush to paint showflakes and then add colored nail jewels as pictured. Finish off by securing it all with 2 coats of a matte top coat.
14. Easy holiday nails by @kt_tk1
How-to: paint all nails in colours as pictured and then add Christmas Wreath pattern on ring finger nail using a fine detailing nail art brush. Finish off with a matte top coat.
There you have it, 14 beautiful Christmas nail art ideas! I especially like the negative space manicures and of course, Anja’s intricate Holiday nails. Though, all of them are stunning and perfect for the festive season.
Now over to you!
Which Holiday nails from the above compilation are your favourite? Which one are you keen to try?
– Maria, xx
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- 12 Brilliant Christmas Gifts for Nail Art Warriors
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- 14 Genius Christmas nail ideas to try
- Delicate Holiday nail art – how-to