After the year that was 2020, we are welcoming any excuse to treat ourselves with open arms. And with the holiday season upon us, there’s no better time to gift yourself a pamper sesh to send off the year in style. While everyone celebrates the holidays differently, nothing puts a festive spring in our step quite like a holiday-inspired manicure.
Whether you’re a Christmas fanatic, or more of a neutral kind of gal, we’ve got plenty of inspiration to get you hyped up for the silliest time of the year!
If you have a soft spot for Rudolph this is the perfect nail inspo for you! Adding a super cute accent nail with a Christmas-inspired character is a great way to elevate a simple manicure. If you’re looking for that little bit extra, try adding snowflakes or sleigh bells to your remaining nails for that over-the-top festive feel.
Recreate this look with: OPI’s Nail Lacquer – Barefoot in Barcelona
Add a touch of glitter to your manicure this silly season for a subtle nod to the holidays. The best thing about glitter nail polish is that it’s usually long lasting, so this look can easily get you from the holidays to New Years Eve without a second visit to your nail artist. Opt for a neutral base coat to have your fingers looking like you’ve dipped them in magic dust.
Recreate this look with: Sephora’s Collection – Colour Hit Nail Polish in Silver
Red Geometric Nails
Nothing screams Christmas more than a red polish! But if you’re looking for something a little different, this minimalist nail look might be the one for you. Using a pale pink base coat, create geometric shapes with your red polish, and finish the look off with some gold accents to add a little bit of festive sparkle.
Recreate this look with: Essie Nail Polish Gel Couture – Scarlet Starlet
Okay but how cute is a mistletoe manicure? The great thing about this look is that it’s totally doable at home, so if you can’t make it to the salon this silly season, jump on YouTube to see how to create this look yourself.
Recreate this look with: Cece by Zoya Nail Polish
Take your French mani to the next level by adding a touch of holiday cheer. Switch up the classic white with a festive colour for a subtle way to get into the Christmas spirit. Try using a metallic shade for a super-luxe look.
Recreate this look with: Smith & Cult – Shattered Souls
Christmas Tree Nails
If your favourite part of the holidays is decorating the Christmas tree, you are going to be obsessed with this festive nail trend. Get creative with your colour palette and swap out the classic red and green for an abstract Christmas tree design to give your mani a modern feel.
Recreate this look with: OPI Nail Enamel – Mod About About You
Subtle Snowflake Nails
In Australia we celebrate the silly season in the middle of summer, but if you’re vibing with the thought of a white Christmas, embracing a winter themed nail look might be the way to go. A subtle, minimalist look, this mani screams ‘I’m chill, but still very much into the holiday spirit.’
Recreate this look with: MECCA MAX – Hot Tips Nail Polish
Are you going to opt for a festive-inspired nail look this holiday season? Send us a DM on Instagram @centennialbeauty to let us know!