Get your nails in the Christmas spirit with these festive design ideas
It’s the holiday season and we here at Film Daily could use some holiday cheer. Don we now our best nails ever – the internet is full of wonderful, creative people willing to share their awesome nail designs.
Instagram is an awesome way to get inspiration for your future nail designs. We suggest using #christmasnails or #holidaynails for the most festive results. Here are some of our favorite searches. Note that we included a wide range of skill difficulty, so even the most inexperienced elves can rock the most festive nails.
Whimsical Christmas Colors
Using bright metallic red & green polish, this design may seem basic, but those inner nails give us the Christmas spirit. Those wispy lines look like Christmas trees straight out of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Your “presents” is requested . . .
This paint job may be simple, but boy are they classy. @Kellimarissa on Instagram showed us how you can make your own ribbon & bow design using a smaller brush. Change up the color palette if you prefer, but this set of nails is the perfect gift for yourself.
Squiggly and Icon-ic
Black & gold might not scream Christmas, but add some holiday icons like a tree, star, or snowflake, and you’re sure to be the toast of the holiday zoom party. @nailitmg used gold flakes and a one line design to add extra class. Have yourself a bougie Christmas with these nails.
Deconstructed Christmas trees
If you’re not the most skilled nail tech, have no fear. Abstract art is here (and @recklessnail.care who came up with this genius idea). Starting with a clear coat, add a few green glitter flakes, before adding another clear coat and finishing off with some red dots. Festive and cool!
Gnome for the holidays
Not into the traditional holiday colors? Gnome problem! These super cute blue inspired nails from @clawthentic on Instagram features sparkles, a clever sweater design, and gnomes with hats that are too big. Stick with the blue color to pay tribute to winter or switch up the colors to pay tribute to other seasonal holidays.
The gingerbread man massacre
Turns out you can catch him or at least @decorateddigits on Insta did. If you have a dark sense of humor, these deadly sweet nails are perfect for you. Complete with “splattered blood” and crumbs everywhere, your family may be concerned with your choices, but we think you nailed it.
These simple nails are perfectly suited for the Christmas season. These santa themed nails by @amethystbykendranights feature Santa’s suit itself along with red and gold sparkly accents. Simple enough with a big festive punch, this beautiful design is guaranteed to put you on the nice list.
Have a very shiny nail
You’ll go down in history with these super cute Rudolph themed nails from @etherealbeauty_._. These festive phalanges have a cute peppermint accent & ornaments hanging from Rudolph’s antlers.
Red, white, and beautiful
Geometric, striped, and fun, these red and white christmas nails from @classicsbysara, look a million bucks without costing a lot of time and money. We especially love the “ho, ho, ho” design.
Secret holiday cheer
Want to spread holiday cheer, but have personal responsibilities? This candy cane rimmed design is so simple yet fun! Line your clear coated nail with a thin red line. Add a few white dashed and you have a clever yet understated way to show your holiday spirit.
Have yourself a lit Christmas
It’s not Christmas without holiday lights, so you might as well wear them on your nails. We like these from @jador.thebeautyduex because they also come with a present and snowflake design over a metallic base.
What are your favorite designs to rock this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below.