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17 Holiday Nail Art Designs Too Pretty To Pass Up

Holiday nail art designs to match your look this Christmas and New Year? Why not? Here are 17 pretty designs you’ll be thrilled to wear.

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  1. Complete Your Festive Look with Holiday Nail Art Designs
    1. Christmas Sparkles
    2. Simple and Elegant Snowflakes
    3. Winter Wonderland
    4. Nail Gift Wrap
    5. Christmas Holly
    6. Christmas Lights
    7. Luscious Red Tree

Holiday Nail Art Designs You’ll Want to Wear All Year

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Complete Your Festive Look with Holiday Nail Art Designs

Your holidays shouldn’t be spoiled by having to wear too cartoony nail art. There are many nail design ideas perfect for the season way too pretty you’ll end up wishing it’s always the holidays.

It seems just like yesterday we’re scrambling to look for Halloween nail art. Now, we’re shifting gears as the Holiday season comes in.

Don’t you just love how we match our nails with the season we’re celebrating? Well, I know I do and so does the clients I’ve worked with.

Being a nail artist, it can get quite tricky to be matchy−matchy without getting too over the top. My personal take on this creative process is to come up with subdued designs.

Ones which screams the season but isn’t outlandish enough to scare people to wear it. I also look for inspiration to help me make my own.

This post is a collation of pretty Holiday nail designs I have come across. They still remind us of the celebrations this season but they’re also chic and sophisticated.

They’re just exactly my style. Just a head’s up, the designs are loaded with sparkles and snowflakes.

So, prepare to be inspired. Perhaps you may even recreate them!

This post will also feature some of the prettiest holiday nail design finds. Check out these Holiday Nail Art Designs to rock your #NOTD!

1. Christmas Sparkles


With red as its dominant color, this nail art is hard to miss as one of the Christmas designs for nails. The nail art has literally brought the festivities to your nails as the sparkly combo of red, gold, and green.

2. Simple and Elegant Snowflakes

Simple and Elegant Snowflakes | 11 Holiday Nail Art Designs Too Pretty To Pass Up

Love snowflakes? Try this double-coated snowflake nail design!

For those in search of more restrained Holiday nail art designs, this one is perfect. It’s a cool interpretation of the season.

3. Winter Wonderland

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Looking for more cute Christmas nail designs? If you love your French tips and can’t get rid of them, don’t worry!

Simply add glitter and a festive holiday design to spruce up your favorite manicure. It’s still your go−to mani but in version two−point−oh!

4. Nail Gift Wrap


Fancy a gift? How about a nail gift wrap? This one is among the easiest Holiday nail designs.

Nevertheless, it looks just amazing as the other more complex ones.

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5. Christmas Holly

Deck your nails with this Christmas holly! Use tiny gold glitter, green sparkles, and large red glitter to replicate colorful holly!

This one is another play at interpreting the festivities awaiting us.

6. Christmas Lights


Can’t get over those pretty lights? Put them on your nails! You can use studs in your favorite colors or opt for the usual Christmas colors to come up with the light bulbs.

7. Luscious Red Tree


Scream Christmas with this classic combo of red and gold hues. This is the embodiment of a simple and elegant design that never goes out of style.

The ruby-red base gives the perfect backdrop for the gold drawing.

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Well done nails are like the cherry on top of your ice cream when it comes to your OOTD. And not just well-done nails, but nail designs which complement your look for an occasion.

Now, any of these cheery holiday nail art designs should work for you. With several party invitations up your schedule, a quick browse through this roundup will give you your outfit’s match!

Which of these holiday nail art designs caught your eyes? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 19, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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