Any decision regarding your nails — be it design, shape or nail polish shade — is a hard one to make. During winter, with a surplus of nail art ideas flying around, it only gets more challenging. If you’re not the wear-Christmas-trees-on-your-fingertips type, that doesn’t mean you can’t take part in the nail-art fun. We rounded up six winter nail ideas, from seasonal-inspired gradient color schemes to sparkling star designs, that don’t involve the holidays, ahead.
Touch of Glitter
The easiest way to dress up a plain manicure is by adding a little sparkle — or if you're like us, a lot. We love this nail art look because it works with any nail polish shade as your base and you can layer gold or silver glitter on top to add a little sparkle.
Green Linear and Negative Space
Forest green nail polish is refreshing for winter. Add a little linear and negative-space nail art and you have yourself an understated winter mani.
With gold foil nails, you’ll be competing for attention as the most sparkly thing in the room but in a totally chic way.
Embrace the gloomy gray skies that come with winter with a gray-toned mani. Wearing a different color on each finger makes it more playful than just a single, flat nail polish shade.
If during the winter, the answer to “What’s your favorite color?” is plaid, this one’s for you.
Use nail stickers to achieve a holiday-spirited mani like this star look. It’s a step up from regular polish but a bit toned back from a full-on nail-art look.