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Here are 16 fun Christmas nail art ideas to get you in the holiday mood. From matte candy cane nails to cute designs with reindeers, snowflakes, Christmas trees, Santa, and fireworks.
In collaboration with L.Y.X Cosmetics and their wonderful nail polishes, I’ve put together both very easy nail art ideas and more festive designs.
I hope you’ll get inspired!
1Cute Gingerbread & Reindeer Christmas Nails
With a brown and white nail polish, you can make this cute nail design. Use a small brush to paint the reindeer and apply a sparkling nail polish to make the reindeer’s scarf pop.
2Green & Gold Christmas Nails
Use striping tape to make simple Christmas trees like this. Decorate with star-shaped rhinestones.
3Red Lachrome Christmas Nails
Update your classic red Christmas nails with shining Lachrome! Decorate with gold striping tape. If you make a small bow with the striping tape it will look even cuter (see example further down in this post).
4Easy Reindeer Christmas Nail Art Idea
This might be the easiest way to make a cute Rudolph inspired nail design. Attach a red rhinestone as the nose to pump up the festive feel.
5Matte Candy Cane Nail Art
Doesn’t these candy cane nails look sweet enough to eat? I’ve used one of my favorite nail polishes, Lackryl Eternal with Lackryl French White. I’ve decorated the nails with red striping tape and rhinestones – and sealed everything with a matte top coat.
6Firework Nails X New Year’s Eve
On New Year’s Eve, I often go for black and sparkling nails. Use a thin brush a and draw lines around a small circle. Repeat with more colors for a colorful fireworks design.
7Holly Christmas Nails
This is such a holly jolly and easy nail art idea. Decorate with red rhinestones or use a dotting tool and red nail polish.
8Easy Frosty Snowman Nail Art For Christmas
With a blue, white and black nail polish, you can create this cute snowman nail design. I painted the scarf with a colorful lacquer and applied an orange rhinestone as the nose.
9Cute Christmas Nails with Present Tie
Making a bow of striping tape is probably the most tricky thing in this post. But it sure is pretty and worth the time! To match the turquoise striping tape, I applied Lachrome Blue over Lacqua Mojito.
Read also: How to do Chrome Nails at home
10Blue & White Ombre Nails with Snowflakes
Gradient nails is always a good idea. Use a small brush to paint the snowflakes.
11Classic Christmas Nail Art Idea
A whimsical and jolly manicure in the classic Christmas colors red, green and white. Decorate only one nail in your manicure or let each nail be festive and unique.
The Easiest Christmas Nail Art Idea
Lacqua Boho Chic
Gray is not a typical Christmas color but with a little red heart painted on one nail the manicure instantly feels more fit for the Holiday season.
12Christmas Gold & String Lights Mani
After you’re done decorating the tree, string lights on your nails with colorful rhinestones. Or, use a dotting tool and different colored nail polishes.
13Sparkling New Years Eve Nails in Pink & Purple
More is more. As New Year’s Eve is approaching, you have the perfect opportunity to go all in. I used the super sparkling pink nail polish Dazzle over different purple polishes.
14Christmas Sweater Nails
Lacqua Sweet Tooth
Search for “Christmas sweater nails” on Google, and you’ll get a lot of inspiration for this cute nail art idea.