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11 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 11 pretty designs you’ll be thrilled to wear.

Your holidays shouldn’t be spoiled by having to wear too cartoony nail art. There are many nail design ideas perfect for the season that are way too pretty you’ll end up wishing it’s always the holidays. This post will feature some of the prettiest holiday nail design finds.

11 Holiday Nail Art Designs That Are Too Pretty To Pass Up

This post was originally posted on Nail Designs and shared with permission

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, which screams the season but isn’t outlandish enough to scare people to wear it. I also look for inspirations that would 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!

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 a Holiday design. The nail art has literally brought the festivities to your nails as the sparkly combo of red, gold and green.

Image via Alexx_Nails

2. Simple and Elegant Snowflakes

Love snowflakes? Try this double-coated snowflake nail design! For those in search for more restrained Holiday nail art designs, this one is perfect. It’s a cool interpretation of the season.

Image via Nail Artitudes De Claire

3. Winter Wonderland

A photo posted by @naildecor on

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.

Image via Smashley Sparkles

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.

Image via Glitter and Nails

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.

Image via Lackliebe

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.

Image via Polish Pluss

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Are excited to wear these Holiday nail art designs? I am loving the last one on this list, and might sport it for several weeks! Hows about you? Share your thoughts through the comments section below. With your nails covered, check this post for your Holiday eye makeup ideas.

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

11 Holiday Nail Art Designs Too Pretty To Pass Up
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