In recent years, as nail art continues to boom in popularity, it’s become a regular thing to indulge in festive nails for the party season, and it seems like the trend has only gotten bigger this year.
But when it comes to getting your nails done for the holidays, there’s also a fine line between cute and kitschy. While all-out green and red might not be your style, there are still a lot of chic designs to try.
Here’s GRAZIA‘s edit of festive manicures you’ll actually want to wear, for the holidays and beyond.
Glitter French tips
A tiny hint of sparkle brings some seasonal cheer to your nails, without causing your digits to look dated before the new year. The thinner the French tip, the more subtle the effect will be, so if you’re not into OTT designs but still want something a little fun, this could be your option.
If you want to stay within the safe confines of a French tip, but still want your design to be a little more festive than glitter, why not choose a green hue? This pine-coloured French manicure from celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik is understated, yet still fits the holiday theme.
Taking the more traditional route doesn’t have to be tacky, as evidenced by @nailsdnt’s cute take on classic Christmas holly. The curved shapes feel in step with the current trend towards abstract nail designs, but the shimmering green, red and silver hues keep the aesthetic festive.
Red and white swirl
If reds and greens are a little too on the nose, why not opt for a cute red and white manicure? Whether you choose swirls or stripes, the candy cane look is a unique way to signal your holiday spirit.
If you want to steer clear of obvious references to the holidays, why not just opt for high-voltage sparkle? This shimmering set features enough shine to see you through the party season, while still standing on its own in the weeks afterward.