Festive Christmas Nail Ideas To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

Festive Christmas Nail Ideas To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

Get into the festive season with these Christmas nail ideas, they’re sure to brighten up anyone’s spirits! From subtle to bold, as well as all colors and levels, there’s something for everyone’s moods and everyone’s individual level!

1. Snow Nails

Christmas is all about the snow…which sadly never makes it to the UK in time for Christmas! Instead of waiting for a holiday miracle, bring the snow to your nails with these beautifully inspiring nail designs.

2. Candy Cane

All those sweet teeth out there will love this one and it’s easy to DIY it too! Get sugar cane nails by using stripping tape specifically for nails.

This allows you to get a straight line without worrying about your handshaking and messing it all up! Every time I don’t want my hands to shake they know exactly what to do- shake!

Get matching candy cane hair with these festive hairstyles.

3. Ugly Jumper

I’m not sure how many of us want to sport an ugly jumper nail look, but I would definitely do it as a joke for a Nan who insists on knitting these jumpers year in and year out! Think she’d get the message? I’m not convinced! Black and white nails also happen to be gorgeous!

4. Festive in Green

Match your Christmas tree with these gorgeous green nails. Customise them to suit your taste with extra sparkles or glitter.

There’s something about the green during Christmas time, just looking at these nails, I can almost smell a Christmas tree! They bring a cosy nostalgic feeling, yet still have that elegant nail touch. Who knew nails could do that?!

5. Snowflakes Falling

Similar to the snow nails, the snowflake nails have a transparent base colour with more snow and sparkles! These are for those who want Christmas nails without standing out too much!

6. Bronze with Reindeers

Just look at that little reindeer! I love how original some nails are and these ones are winners! From the brown colouring to the glitter, it’s festive and cute and at the same time, you can add some elegance to it!

7. Fairytale Sparkles

Become a princess this Christmas! Christmas is the perfect time of the year to dream big, and these fairytale nails and wintery nails will help you achieve that!

8. Christmas in Pink

Does pink ever go out of season? I think not! Use Christmasy designs and patterns and turn them pink. Even without the classic Christmas colouring, you can instantly tell which season these nails belong to!

Match your nails to your makeup with these pink-inspired eyeshadow looks.

9. Meet the Gonk

You’re either a lover or a hater when it comes to Gnomes. Kinda like Marmite! Honestly, I find them a little creepy.

It’s the hat covering the eyes, every time I see one I literally want to pull up the hat! So clearly these nails are not for me, but if you are one of those obsessed with Gnomes, you’ll love these nails!

10. Marbled Chrome Nails

What I love most about these marbled nails is how much fun they are to recreate! This could be a fun activity to do at home with your kids- all you need is a few different colour nail polishes with some glitter and swirl around while applying!

11. Red and Green Tartan

Another Christmas staple is tartan! It symbolises winter and cosiness! Step up your nail game with these fabulous green, red and white nails. Get classy nails that are at the same time fitting for the holiday season!

If you’re a regular nail polish user check out my tips on how to stop nail polish from ruining your nails!

12. Blue Sparkles

These nails remind me of Frozen. It must be the blue colouring, but either way, they are gorgeous and totally winter and Christmas! I love the purple-blue glitter sequins under the topcoat! They add depth and festivity!

Match your nails to your eyes with these blue eyeshadow ideas.

13. Starry Times

Christmas stars don’t only belong on your Christmas tree, share the joy with your nails too! This design is simple yet cute, it has just the right balance for those who want Christmas nails without them being glittery and too busy!

14. Colorful Sparkles

You can never go wrong with plain sparkly nails at Christmas time. Whichever colour you choose, you can guarantee they’ll look festive and ready for the party season because glitter is well, glitter!

15. Tinsel Stripes

One of the more original nail ideas is these tinsel nails. They’re festive and Christmasy and the fun thing with them is that the line can be crooked, it doesn’t matter!

Choose your favourite Chrismassy glittery nail colours and your nails will be transformed into festive tinsel! Effective and fun!

16. Abstract Decor

Share the joy of Christmas by painting on your nails the decorations that you hang on your tree! These nails feature fairy lights, baubles and tinsel! All you gotta do is dig a little deeper into your imagination to see the abstract!

17. Golden Festivity

These nails have a little bit of everything to get you in the festive spirit. With gold, lots of sparkles, a Christmas tree and snowflakes, its nails won’t fail to add some cheer and joy to your day!

18. Blue Penguin

Blue is not usually a colour associated with Christmas but how Christmasy are these nails? That’s not to mention the adorable little penguin and snowflakes!

My Thoughts

There are loads of different and original festive nail ideas that can help spice up your Christmas and get you in the holiday spirit!

From elegant to fun and creative to a little weird- the sky’s the limit! The main thing is to have fun and enjoy yourself! There’s nothing like a little bit of laughter!

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.

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