Festive Holiday Manicures You Can Easily Recreate at Home

December 08, 2020
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
7 Holiday Manicures You Can Easily Recreate at Home

In preparation for the holiday season, we spent lots of time researching the beauty gifts we’re going to surprise our friends and family with. But before we kick back and relax, there’s one more order of business to take care of: planning festive holiday nail looks to wear from now until New Year’s. We’ve been scrolling through the feeds of our favorite nail artists in search of inspo, and we’re sharing the nail art looks that have caught our eye. Keep reading to find the perfect at-home mani idea for your personal holiday vibe. 

If You’re … a Minimalist Nail Art Enthusiast

Love nail art but don’t want to spend hours bringing it to life when you could be baking Christmas cookies or shopping for gifts? Try a green glitter French mani like this one. It’s simple yet chic and fun.

If You’re … a Holiday Traditionalist

You can’t get more classic than a plaid print. Add some glitter stripes for some festive flair like @amyle.nails did here. 

If You ... Live for Winter

This glitter-embellished blue nail look is easy to recreate and can be worn all winter. Make sure you have a matte top coat like Essie’s Matte About You and a dotting tool in your arsenal to create perfect glitter spots.

If You … Low-Key Love the Holidays 

So you enjoy the holiday season but don’t like to make a big thing out of it? A red negative-space nail art look like this one is subtly festive. It fits with the aesthetic of the season but is something you could wear any time of year. 

If You … Have Had Your Tree Up Since November

Once your tree is decorated and lit, you can move right on to your nails. As @alecias.nails demonstrates with this look, some gold glitter and small rhinestone embellishments can really make a mani merry and bright. 
Photo: Queenie Nguyen

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