As soon as Halloween is over, I’m in full-on Christmas mode. Like, I start playing holiday music on repeat, watching Elf nonstop, and living in my coziest sweaters. And you know what else I love to switch up once it gets colder? My nails—I looove matching my mani with the season (I’m working my way through some fall nail trends rn). And because I know I’m not alone, I stalked Insta for the best Christmas nail designs to get you ready for the holiday season. Ahead, 20 nonbasic ideas to get you hyped for December 25th.
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’Tis the season to paint your nails pale pink and with bright red tips. Don’t forget to add some minimalist gold lines to finish off the look.
Recreate it with:Essie Nail Polish in Forever Yummy
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2. This Ornament Christmas Nail Design
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A post shared by ???????????? ???????????????????????????????????????? (@joymanicure) on Dec 17, 2018 at 5:01pm PST
Keep your Christmas nail design simple and really damn cute by decorating each nail with iconic Christmas symbols.
Recreate it with:Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in Daring Damsel
3. This Mistletoe Christmas Nail Design
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If you can’t draw detailed candy canes on your nails (tbh, who can??), try out this easy candy cane–inspired look. With a combo of glitter and red and white stripes, you’re going to want to keep these on your fingers all year round.
Recreate it with:Zoya Nail Polish in Snow White
5. This Reindeer Christmas Nail Design
Not down to rock a bold Christmas hue? Don’t worry—this Christmas nail design is perfect for you. The muted colors give off a chill vibe, but the reindeer design shows that you’re still very much into the holiday season.
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Recreate it with:Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Rosy Quartz
6. This Red Candy Cane Christmas Nail Design
@julieknails Rocking Around the Christmas tree in #LESSBITTERMOREGLITTER ????❤️ Available @sephora
A post shared by Nails.INC (@nailsinc) on Dec 27, 2018 at 12:54am PST
This red nail candy cane Christmas design is so cute, as long as you don’t go overboard. I recommend painting candy canes on three of your fingers—otherwise it’ll look too extra.
Recreate it with:China Glaze Nail Polish in Go Crazy Red
7. This Red and White Snowflake Christmas Nail Design
Taking a moment for @sophdoesnails Xmas mani wearing #LESSBITTERMOREGLITTER ????❤️❄️
A post shared by Nails.INC (@nailsinc) on Dec 23, 2018 at 1:40am PST
A white Christmas might not be a thing where you live, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some snowflakes onto your nails to get you in the holiday mood. Paint your nails red first, let the polish dry completely, then add on the snowflakes.
Recreate it with:INLP Cherry Luxe Nail Polish in Rich Red
8. This Christmas Star Nail Design
A look that will have you twinkling from Christmas right through to New Year’s ✨ @thehangedit works her magic using gold glitter shade ‘Rave you to the finish’.
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Instead of doing a basic five-point star on your nails, try out this Christmas star nail design instead. Not only is it gorgeous, but the glitter polish also adds a nice sparkle.
Recreate it with:Smith and Cult Nail Polish in Shattered Souls
9. This Penguin Christmas Nail Design
Even penguins love our latest festive duo ???? @thehangedit tops it off with #LESSBITTERMOREGLITTER ❤️ Tap to shop it now ☝️
A post shared by Nails.INC (@nailsinc) on Dec 9, 2018 at 10:29am PST
My favorite movie is Madagascar—those penguins are the best animated characters ever, IMO—so I’m definitely getting these on my nails come Christmas. Penguins plus Santa hats—who could resist?
Recreate it with:OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Onyx
10. This Colorful Christmas Nail Design
Get planning those party looks with @nailsinc festive shades ✨ Tap to shop your faves ☝️ @farbweise
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Go for a more colorful look with this Christmas nail design. The abstract Christmas tree plus the glitter studs make for an eye-catching holiday nail look.
Recreate it with:Revlon Nail Enamel in Romantique
11. This Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Nail Design
????TUTORIAL???? • ????Merry Christmas Eve???? • Day 24 of #nabg25daysofchristmas :) • Polishes Used: -UNT Peel Off Base Coat ????-“1972 Pool Party” Pacifica -Acrylic Paint -Ella+Mila Matte Top Coat • #christmasnailart #christmasnails #freehandnailart •
A post shared by ˗ˏˋ????????????????????????ˊˎ˗ (@nailart_bygracie) on Dec 24, 2018 at 8:20pm PST
Bring Santa’s Christmas Eve ride onto your nails with this extremely detailed sleigh design. You probably won’t be able to do this one on your own, so take a screenshot and bring it to your nail salon for a pro to do.
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Recreate it with:Pacifica Nail Polish in 1972 Pool Party
12. This Mr. and Mrs. Claus Christmas Nail Design
????????Mr. and Mrs. Clause???????? • Day 20 of #nabg25daysofchristmas:) Inspired by @nailsbycambria:) • Polishes Used: -UNT Peel Off Base Coat ????-“La La Land” Ella+Mila ????-“Unwrap Me” Ella+Mila -Acrylic Paint -What’s Up Nails Top Coat • #christmasnails #christmasnailart •
A post shared by ˗ˏˋ????????????????????????ˊˎ˗ (@nailart_bygracie) on Dec 20, 2018 at 8:09pm PST
Who wouldn’t want this jolly and cheerful couple on their nails? It's the perfect mani design to wear at your office holiday party this year, plus they’re the cutest couple ever (sorry, J.Lo and A-Rod!).
Recreate it with:Ella + Mila Nail Polish in Naughty Not Nice
13. This Grinch-Inspired Christmas Nail Design
Completely obsessed with my Christmas nails???????? Nails from @glitzedandpressed with Grinch decal from @izzys_treasurebox ❣️
A post shared by Abbey Strohmeyer (@abbeystrohmeyer) on Dec 23, 2018 at 1:44pm PST
Mr. Grinch is a mean one, but he’ll look really good on your nails this winter as you binge Christmas movies on TV.
Recreate it with:OPI Nail Lacquer in Envy the Adventure
A post shared by KADS Nail Art (@kadsnailart) on Oct 6, 2019 at 6:26am PDT
This Christmas nail design actually looks like a work of art on your fingers. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and perfectly designed. If you can recreate this on your nails by yourself, you should quit your day job because you’re basically Van Gogh.
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No, you don’t have to give up your classic French manicure to get in the holiday spirit. Add on a mistletoe in the corner of each nail and you’re instantly Christmas ready.
Recreate it with:Zoya Nail Polish in Snow White
17. This Christmas Sweater Christmas Nail Design
reclame| Hi everyone! Here is my other hand showing you these water nail decal from @beautybigbangnail I promise you that this will be the last Christmas related post of this year ???? I had a blast using all these water nail decals and I'm definitely going to use water nail decals again. I like creating my own things and be creative, but sometimes and especially during the holidays it can get so busy that I don't have time to do so. Therefore I think that water decals are a perfect way to make your nails festive in an easy and quick way. What are your thoughts on water decals? If you swipe left you can see another decal sheet that I'm definitely gonna keep for later! You can find these water nail decals BBB017 and BBB-019 on the @beautybigbangs website. Don't forget to use my code ETJE for 10% off! ❤❤❤ @beautybigbangreview #beautybigbangnail #beautybigbang #beautybigbangs #waterdecal #waterdecals #waterdecalreview #rednails #redandgreennails #christmassweater #christmassweaternails #holidays #holidaynails #holodays #holodaynails #christmasnails #christmasnailart #christmasiscoming #christmas2018 #merrychristmas #xmasnails #nailartaddict #nailart #nailsoftheday #notd #instanail #instanails #nailstagram #nailsonpoint #igersbelgium
A post shared by Nele | self taught nail artist (@nailetje) on Dec 30, 2018 at 9:48am PST
Most Christmas sweater prints leave a lot to be desired (aka they’re ugly), but these nail designs are just perfect. Unless you have super steady hands, pop on pre-painted decals (you can find them on Amazon) to speed up the process.
Recreate it with:Christmas Nail Decals
18. This Ultra-Glittery Christmas Nail Design
Hope everyone had a fabby xmas???????? Set from last week, handpainted x
A post shared by Samantha Young (@samsnailstation) on Dec 29, 2018 at 4:59am PST
IDK about you, but the holidays instantly make me think of glitter. Get your shine on with this super fun, glitter-filled Christmas nail design.
Recreate it with:OPI Nail Polish in Red Heads Ahead
19. This Turtle Dove Christmas Nail Design
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me ????????????????
A post shared by ❤ Hang Nguyen aka Moon ❤ (@thehangedit) on Dec 12, 2018 at 7:05am PST
This nail design is basically “The 12 Days of Christmas” come to life. If turtle doves aren’t your thing, pick one of the other days to recreate on your nails.
Recreate it with:Essie Nail Polish in Marshmellow
20. This Pretty Presents Christmas Nail Design
“I love presents. Presents are my favorite! “ -Elf ????♂️ One of my favorite Christmas movies ❤️❤️❤️
A post shared by ❤ Hang Nguyen aka Moon ❤ (@thehangedit) on Dec 3, 2018 at 5:03pm PST
Everyone knows the best thing about Christmas are the presents!! JK, it’s friends and family, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, presents are great IRL, but they’re also really pretty on your manicure. Paint them onto the corner of your nails, or if you wanted to, you could recreate the full box on each nail.
Recreate it with:Zoya Pixie Dust Nail Polish in Solange Pixiedust
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