Ready for Christmas Nails? Here Are 10 Festive Ideas to Try Now

When it comes to holiday decor, there are two types of people: those who go all out decking their halls (like your next-door neighbor who has every colored light and animal from the nativity scene on their front lawn) and those who prefer a more understated setup (a simple string of white lights, perhaps). The same rings true for holiday nail art. Whether you just want some simple-yet-festive polish shades to consider or a full-on party-ready design, we’ve got 10 Christmas nails to inspire you.

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1. Magnet Nails

Also known as “cat-eye” nails, this mesmerizing mani is created in salons by adding a sparkly coat over a solid base color that’s then lifted using a small magnet tool.

2. Gilded Accents

You can never go wrong with a few artfully placed ribbons of gold polish against nude nails. (Psst! These are press ons, which make them even easier to try.)

Buy it ($20)

3. Wrapping Paper

All you need is a metallic base, a striping brush and a few of your most festive shades to turn your tips into wrapping paper.

Buy it ($9)

4. Glitter Top Coat

Another simple option to consider (especially if you’re in a time crunch) is a glitter top coat. Sweep onto bare nails and be dazzled by the sparkles.

$10 at Amazon

5. Floating Manicure

A sliver of negative space at the base of your nails elevates a basic metallic mani (and allows for the smoothest grow out).

Buy it ($30)

6. Red Gradient Tips

At first glance, it’s just red tips, but look a little closer and you’ll see a subtle gradient of crimson shades.

Buy it ($30)

7. Full-on Glitz

But hey, if you are in the mood to shine, ’tis the season for it.

Buy it ($9)

8. Gold Foil Manicure

Another option for the shine-inclined? Foil wraps that you place over your nails, cure with your blow dryer and file off the excess. No painting or dry time involved.

$10 at Amazon

9. Red And Gold

So sleek, so festive and so easy to wear. These ready-made polish strips are a Godsend.

Buy it ($8)

10. Split Green Tips

You could say that they’re evergreen.

Buy it ($8)

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