Can you believe that Christmas is almost on our doorstep? Apart from presents, yummy food, and time spent with family and friends, the festive season is also the perfect opportunity to let your fingers do the talking with some pretty Christmas nail designs.
But what if crazy nails aren’t your thing? The great news is that your Christmas nails needn’t be over the top. Take inspiration from these holiday nail art ideas that are fun and festive, yet still 100% elegant.
Tip: Classy nails are generally understated with a pop of something special. For elegant Christmas nail designs, don’t use too many colours, patterns or finishes. Keep things simple for the best effect!
Classy Christmas nail designs
All that glitters
Say yes to sparkly nails in metallic red, gold or silver, topped with glitter powder for a little extra bling. Gold Christmas nail designs are simply gorgeous all on their own, so keep the look low-key by painting all nails the same shade and not adding any nail art. Switch your usual gloss top coat for Essie Matte About You Top Coat for a classy matte finish.
Make a statement
The statement nail is something that will never go out of style, plus it’s a way to have fun with nail art ideas without going overboard. Paint all your nails except one in a solid festive red - we love Essie Nail Lacquer in Russian Roulette. For your statement nail, just about anything goes! Paint it gold, add some red and white candy stripes [link to 9.18.29] for a festive feel, or even try your hand at colourful Christmas lights nail designs!
Let it snow!
Christmas snowflake nail designs are cute and festive without being cheesy, and it’s easy to get the look with snowflake nail decals. Snowflake nails look great in just about any colour, but if you want a seriously chic yet pretty look, pair silvery white snowflakes with a nude base such as Essie Nail Lacquer in Sand Tropez.
Wrap it up
Ribbons and bows are just so Christmassy. Paint your nails solid red, green or even ice blue (try Essie Nail Lacquer in Beach Bum Blue). Use Essie Nail Lacquer in Blanc to paint ribbon lines and bows on each nail. If you want to keep things subtle, choose just one nail for your bow.