15 Festive Holiday Nail Art Looks You’ll Love

Rachel Krause

The holidays are nigh, which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking of the beauty looks you’ll be sporting come Christmas. Red lipstick is classic, as is a good smokey eye, and the same could be said of a gorgeous snow-inspired highlighter dusted along your cheekbones … but we daresay that holiday nail art is just a touch more fun. Broadcast your love of the season by giving one of these nail looks a try, or at least use them as inspiration for your next nail art endeavor.

This wintry look by @ra_campbell, complete with a glittery silver accent nail, will carry you through from Christmas all the way to the new year.

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In celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, this look by @amichelle333 is festive but low-key. Read: You could wear it to work.

With adorable snowflakes offset by a blue gradient, this look by @nailsbyjamie is truly reminiscent of a winter evening.

Make your sparkly snowflakes even more impressive by adding a tiny jewel to the center, like @nailsandnails1.

We love the contrast of the bright red with the silver sparkles of the accent nail in this look by @brandy_fowler.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—which is to say, there are snowflakes everywhere. The mixed textures on this look by @amermaidperry make it particularly unique.

For the glamour girl who doesn’t mind having a little (or a lot of) length, the rich green with gold details of this look by @flightofthefatgirl cannot be beat.

An accent nail with a gilded heart adds a cute touch to this glittery gold look by @the_nail_bar.

The tiny snowman in this look by @defenestratedelephant could not be cuter.

With a sparkly blue gradient and a snowflake on each nail, this look by @kelseymackb is perfectly appropriate for the holiday season.

We’d wear this gorgeous look by @yuliyanormand just about any time of the year, but it’s especially suited to the holidays.

This rich, subtle look by @traccnails is so pretty, and even the nail art beginner can pull it off.

If you’re feeling particular Christmas-y, go the way of @jenlivefit with a look like this one.

We can’t take our eyes off the luxurious dark red in this look by @veganails.

Like your favorite ugly Christmas sweater, this look by @eoelgart just looks like it belongs in front of the fireplace.

Read more: 5 Easy Holiday Hairstyles Sure to Impress this Holiday Season