20 Festive Nail Ideas To Sport This Holiday Season

The holiday season is finally here and with all the festivities going on in full swing, there can only mean one thing: parties, parties and more parties! At this point in time, you would’ve probably had your Christmas tree up (loaded up with ornaments of sorts), fairy lights trailing the hallways, and a ton of looks you’ve already set aside for all your Christmas parties. But if you feel like something’s amiss, then a good holiday manicure is probably what you need!

This year, we’re thinking of the traditional red and green accents with a hint of sparkle, and a few quirky and whimsical designs to spruce up your look for the festive season and the new years to come. So if you’re having a tough time deciding on which design you should go for, well, look no further, because these cute nail designs are definitely worth sporting for the holidays.

1. Frosty The Snowman

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Snowflakes and snowmen come together for a frosty wonderland scene in this nail design that’s accentuated with silver, white and red accents for the perfect Christmassy look.

2. Icy Nails

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Remember, it’s December and we’re all about that ICY GRL aesthetic. To get the look, use a nude shade as the base and top it off with a simple snowflake design on the top for that perfect Instagrammable #nailart look.

3. String Lights

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The festive season calls for a ton of string lights to deck the halls with and what better way to say ‘Christmas’, than with these cute nail designs inspired by the holiday lights!

4. Winter Night

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When it comes to Christmas nail art designs, the options are endless. If you like something that screams Christmas without going overboard, we suggest this nail design that’s inspired by the winter nights.

5. The Ugly Christmas Sweater 

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Ugly Christmas sweaters can be a little distasteful for some but have you tried having them on your nails?

6. Christmas French Tips

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With festive nail art, sophistication is found in simplicity. Instead of your usual classic French Tip, we recommend you to try this festive French manicure by adding a swipe of red and gold glitter!

7. Monochrome

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Monochromatic nails never go out of style! For a touch of class, add some beautiful lines and sparkle to your nails. It’s classic and no doubt will it go with every look that you’ll be rockin’ for all your parties.

8. Red Matte

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You can never go wrong with a bold red nail! And of course, to make it look even more festive, add a touch of sparkle by swiping on some glitter on some of your tips!

9. Candy Cane

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Sweeten your tips with this classic candy cane-centric design. It’s timeless and super easy to achieve!

10. Candy Cane Prints

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Prefer something that’s less in your face? Try opting for these candy cane printed designs instead! It’s festive, cute and it gives a pop to any look.

11. Run Rudolph Run

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These low-key festive nails are the way to go if you prefer something that’s still festive, and yet minimal at the same time.

12. Santa Baby

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Nothing says seasonal nail art more than this Santa inspired nail look! Snowflakes, white swirls and a textured Santa costume design, are what you need to take your nail game to the next level.

13. Mean Girls

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Grab your Santa hat, put on your vinyl skirt, and be prepared to rock out to the seasons’ most iconic dances: the Mean Girls version of Jingle Bell Rock! If you aspire to bring out the inner Regina George in you, we say, you shouldn’t shy away from this nail art.

14. Icicles

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If you’re a huge fan of the ever-so-popular movie, Frozen, then you’ll be in love with these Elsa inspired icy nails. It’s sparkly, glittery, and frosty — what could be better than that?

15. Chrome Nails

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It isn’t always about the red and green accents when it comes to finding the right festive nails. Chrome nails, in this case, are a classic go-to nail look you can opt for that’s classy and trendy all year ’round.

16. Plaid Accents

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What could be cuter than unwrapping your gifts with nails that are simply to die for? We’re totally digging these nail look that come with plaid accents that boasts versatility and style for any holiday glam look you’re rockin’ this Christmas season.

17. Green Christmas 

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Santa Claus? More like Santa Claws. We all know how popular claws have been this year, which is why this look is dedicated for all you claw-lovers out there who love having long nails for days on end! Swipe on your favourite forest green shade and add some Christmassy accents with a reindeer jewel and snowflakes for that extra dimension to your look.

18. Geometric

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Geometric nail art designs, like this number, have been all the rage at the moment! Yes, we know it may not exactly be your idea of festive but we can’t disagree that’ll it’ll totally bump up your holiday glam look either way!

19. Holographic 

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Here’s a nail look for the inner goddess in us all. Steal the show with these blinding holographic nails that are sure to have you winning all the compliments over Christmas parties.

20. Holly Jolly Christmas

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Thinking of what to go well with that favourite Christmas sweater of yours? Try this textured nail look that comes with white knitted nails and snowflakes for the ultimate holiday look.