Receiving Santa Claus with these nails is a lot. Go changing your manicure, because it is time to choose a good Christmas design and these, seen on Instagram, are the most.
Christmas is a good time to give a different touch to your manicure. Winter motifs, ‘gem nails’, and glitter nails are on the rise, and Instagram has brought them all together under the hashtag #christmasnails. In addition to the designs that succeed, such as star manicures or short confetti nails, here are the 50 best designs to order at your nail salon… or do them yourself, if you dare.
50 Christmas Manicure Ideas
1. Black Nails With Gold Glitter
Do you have short nails? Well, bet on wearing them square, shiny, and with details that look like colored marble and a touch of glitter.
2. Night Blue Nails With Silver
Blue and silver combine in a completely different and magnetic French manicure.
3. Santa Is Coming To the Town
Santa Claus, polka dots… and all with only 3 colors (red, white, black) and a touch of gold.
4. Bright Red Manicure
Combining ‘nude’ and red ‘glitter’ in equal parts on your nails, you will get a result as flirty and fun as this one.
5. Red And Burgundy Nails With White Touches
Combine the shades between the nails without fear and add a touch of design in white.
6. Degraded Nails With Winter Motifs
The gradients in blue and white are back, going through the light blue and with polar stars.
7. Gold Reindeer Nails
The best occasion for gilding, adding a Christmas touch in the form of a reindeer. Get an original manicure quickly with the best Christmas sliders.
8. Pink, Glitter, And Flower Nails
Feel free to mix colors: baby pink with white, floral designs, and a glitter nail.
9. Gold And Burgundy Nails
The best combination for Christmas: burgundy and gold on short square nails.
10. Nude Nails With Metallic Glitter
With negative spaces, gold on the cuticle, and a lead-gray shine on the tips.
11. Nails To Show Off With The Kira Kira!
You can always add more glitter to your nails. Instagram will explode in likes.
12. Manicure With Christmas Balls
Original is a long time. The ‘stickers’ of Christmas balls on a bright background will not go unnoticed.
13. Burgundy And Black Nails With Scottish And Winter Motifs
Extra long but square, in burgundy, black, and gold in small doses.
14. Green With Gold Combined Nails
Inspired by the classic Christmas tree, in green and gold and with a pink touch in the star.
15. Manicure In Classic Red With Winter Motifs
Time to bet on the white flakes on the red manicure.
16. Winter Nails In Blue
The pattern of Christmas sweaters, in your manicure with a gradient background.
17. In Midnight Blue With White Glitter Nails And Winter Motifs
With super glossy effect and snow effect details thanks to glitter and flakes.
18. Extra Long Square Burgundy And White Nails
Extend your gel manicure, go for the square finish and bring them to life with delicate white flakes.
19. Short And Square Nails, In Red And With Two Cute Reindeer
Some fun Christmas nails to celebrate the holidays with reindeer on nude nails.
20. Christmas French Manicure
The version of the French manicure is renewed in burgundy and a few snowflakes are added to make it even more special.
21. Manicure With Negative Spaces, Christmas Version
Negative spaces, with the cuticle and tip painted in quintessential Christmas tones, seem like the best if you want to escape flakes and gingerbread men.
22. Mini Christmas Decoration
Like you put up the Christmas tree, on your nails (holly included).
23. Milky And Gold Nails
These nails on a long milky and glossy base and golden Christmas motifs seem very elegant to us.
24. Nude And White Nails
And without forgetting the glitter touch, all combined, to result in a sophisticated and subtle Christmas manicure.
25. Nails With 3D Details
In this short nail design, the nails are painted with a transparent base and two of them have applications and 3D effects added. They succeed in Korea.
26. Nails… As A Gift!
As if they were gift packages, your nails are decorated in the same way: red, green, gold, and glitter.
27. Pink And Square Nails
In this design, in a square version with a dusty pink base, a couple of red Christmas balls are added. Two motifs that will give a fun and very elegant touch.
28. Christmas Gingerbread Man Nails
It does not fail in any design: the gingerbread man, combined with glitter, red and green, will always be synonymous with good Christmas nails.
29. Metallic Red Nails
We love this Christmas version: long oval nails, in metallic red with white details. Mama Claus’s nails.
30. Nails In Pink And Silver
Square nails in dusty pink, combined with silver as a French manicure and jewel appliqués at the base.
31. Pearl Manicure
With a black base, natural cuticle, and 3D pearl applications. A deluxe manicure inspired by the Chanel brand.
32. Black Nails With Gems
Imitating a starry night. Do not miss the brilliants on your nails these holidays.
33. Geometric Manicure
Bottle green, silver, and dusty pink are combined in these square nails in a kind of hypnotic geometry that outlines the middle of the nail.
34. Star Manicure
A French manicure with gold star stickers.
35. Gold Glitter Nails
A glitter nail polish to dress up your short nails. Remember to get a ‘top coat’ to protect the glitter and make your manicure last longer.
36. Pink Manicure With Decorations
You can choose a pink or translucent base to show off your flake and silver glitter decorations to the fullest.
37. Metallic Green Nails
Opt for a single nail polish, but instead of betting on the classics, go for a much more festive green shade with a metallic finish.
38. Christmas French Manicure
No nail is the same in this updated French manicure that combines bottle green, glitter green, gold, and even a Santa hat.
39. Nails With A Mix Of Metals
And speaking of reformulating classics, another festive French manicure that still has silver and gold.
40. Elegant Pink And Gold Manicure
Bet on a ‘french pink’ for the base and some very subtle and sophisticated golden glitter.
41. Original Red And White Manicure
Negative space in the cuticle, red base, and white tips for nails that are as striking as they are different.
42. Inverted Glitter Manicure
The cuticle area is the one that will be coated with silver glitter on a translucent base.
43. Candy Cane Nails
Another of the quintessential Christmas motifs, combined with a snow effect on a ‘nude’ base on long nails.
44. Manicura Con Copos Y Brilli Brilli
Combination of ivory nail polish with flakes and glitter. Could there be more festive nails?
45. Gem Nails
If you want your nails to become authentic jewels, get inspired by Betina R. Goldstein and bet on three-dimensional applications in the shape of gems like hers.
46. Pearly Manicure With Christmas Hats
Would you dare with a mother-of-pearl base and some flirty Santa Claus hats at the tips?
47. Flake Manicure
Negative spaces, flakes, and a lavender metallic base at the tips are the keys to these long nails.
48. Gold Manicure
Golden glitter to dress ‘milky nails’ in a different way on each of the fingers.
49. Bubble Nails
The manicure trend of 2023! A ‘milky’ base and literally outstanding golden bubbles.
50. Matte Star Manicure
Yep, astrological manicures are clearly in. In this case, on midnight blue nails with white details like stars and a matte finish.