So many Christmas nail ideas, so little time! Only a week until Christmas, so even if I do a new nail look everyday I still couldn’t fit in thislist! Lucky for me some of these work great for New Year’s and beyond! In no particular order, let’s count them down… 12 drummers drumming…err…
12. Classic bright red.
mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Sometimes perfect bright classic red is all your nails need. The perfect red for me this year is the mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter. Creamy, bright and pure holiday excellence. See it on here.
11. Avon Nail Art Design French Tips
Avon Nail Art Design French Tips
For my holiday party this weekend I’ll be wearing these Avon Nail Art Design French Tips in Let It Snow and using them again in Tartan for Christmas Eve! All you do is use your favorite shade as your base. Then apply the nail art strip after it’s dried. Place it higher on the nail if you want a typical french tip look or lower to show just a little for a half moon mani look. Could even just use these just as an accent nail. Either way they’re fun and festive and a level of detailed design I could never do on own! Aaaaand they’ve been marked down to $2.99 so take advantage of that free 2-day shipping and get these NOW! (http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)
10. Nude with gold tips.
Nude with Skinny Gold Tips
This is just too pretty! To recreate the look go with a nude that’s a little more on the pink side and make your gold french tips super slim. Try Essie Penny Talk for the tips!
9. DIY Buffalo Plaid
DIY Buffalo Plaid
Easy enough to recreate after seeing the tutorial over at http://petitepeinture.com/julep-holiday-tartan-tutorial Obviously I’ve been having a plaid moment this fall/winter!
8. Jackie from Living After Midnight’s Snowman Mani
Living After Midnite: Snowman Nails
My Wear and Share partner in crime, Jackie over at Living After Midnight, showed us her KILLER snowman mani. Not only is this guy super festive, it’s great in snowy January as well! I’m LOVING it paired with her striped top and emerald jewels too!
7. Green and gold.
Green and Gold Mani
Go to the other end of the Christmas color spectrum with a deep green polish topped with some gold glitter. Try Essie Stylenomics with Essie LuxeEffects in Rock At The Top.
6. Snowy White
Glistening Snowy Nails with Avon Iceberg White and Essie LuxeEffects in Shine Of The Times (with and w/o flash)
Our friends over at Sealaura already showed us how chic an all white mani can be, but let’s step it up a notch with a snowy white look! Top Avon’s Gel Finish in Iceberg White with Essie LuxeEffects in Shine Of The Times for a glistening snowy white look… and maybe if you want, do a red accent nail like I did!
5. Santa Nail Art!
Santa Nail Art
This one looks easy enough to recreate! Basically do a red nail with white french tip. Where they meet draw a thin line in silver. (Try using an old liquid eyeliner brush to get a super thin line!) To do your Santa accent nail start by doing the beard first. Let that dry, then do the red santa hat by just making a thick line. After that dries, make small dots in a row for the top of the hat. Dot on black eyes (try using a toothpick) and the nose and you’re done! Seal it all with a topcoat!
4. Blue Christmas – Avon Gel Finish Winter 2014 Shades
Avon Gel Finish in Iceberg White, Alaska and Inked Up (L to R)
For your non-typical holiday mani I’m loving these shades from Avon. You already know I’ve been digging Iceberg White, but Inked Out and Alaska (now only $4.99!) are also perfect wintery shades. Blue for the holidays has become a favorite and not just for Hanukkah! If you want to make it a little more festive, top it with a silver glitter topcoat.
3. Gold Stripes with Julep December Box: Classic With A Twist
Julep Maven December Box – Classic With A Twist
Julep always has the perfectly paired offering with their monthly box selections. For December I went with the Classic With A Twist selection featuring Sienna and Ilga from the Count It Down collection. I also added on the striping tape for a little holiday nail art. This is the perfect set for the work week leading up to Christmas!
Create cute little presents on your nails with some striping tape and a bow decal or just paint it on with two stripes and a bow! Bonus points if you can do that awesome tree!
1. Fair Isle Nails
Fair Isle Nails
Now this might be for the advanced but it’s like a Christmas sweater for your nails! How festive and cozy!
And a partridge in a pear tree…