If 2020 winter nail trends tell us anything, it is that this year subtlety is out of the window and OTT nail art designs are here to stay. This is amazing news for Christmastime because no other holiday has such playful designs (like Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer) associated with it. To get you hyped up for December 25, we’ve rounded up five classic Christmas nail art designs that will let everybody know you are already in the festive mood and won’t be backing down till NYE rolls around. Scroll down to take your pick(s).

 

1. The Christmas red

1. The Christmas red

Image courtesy: @nailsby_jukus

You cannot swipe on just any kind of red nail paint and call it ‘Christmas nails’. The red has to be a certain kind of way — shiny, bold and rich (with a hint of gold) tint that you might expect to see on a holiday card. Top it off with tiny details of your choice — it’s all about the base in this one!

BB picks: Lakme True Wear Nail Art - Shade D415

 

2. Frosty flakes

2. Frosty flakes

Image courtesy: @raeyanails

A nail art design that combines frosty winter views with the festivities of Christmas —- creamy white flakes placed on a bed of glitter looks so adorable. All you need is a glittery sheer base, a thick white lacquer and a dotting tool to recreate this manicure right in the comfort of your home!

BB picks: Lakme True Wear Color Crush Nail Color - Shade 08

 

3. Star-studded

3. Star-studded

Image courtesy: @moonshinemanicures

OTT nail enthusiasts can use Christmas as a justifiable excuse to stud their nails with all kinds of glitter bling! But we're loving this minimal powder blue and white base topped with a dainty star stud that just about brings in the drama. This manicure can also double up as a wintery design, perfectly complementing your woolly layers during the holiday season.

 

4. Ornamental manicure

4. Ornamental manicure

Image courtesy: @beauty_by_clair

Ornamental manicures might be tricky to achieve, but they are certainly easy to conceptualise. Just walk over to the Christmas tree (which you set up too early BTW) and pick your favourite ornaments from there — anything you put on your tree would also make for the best design to put on your tips during the holiday season.

BB picks: Lakme Color Crush Nail Art M12

 

5. Wrapping paper chic

5. Wrapping paper chic

Image courtesy: @naithoughts

There is a reason why checkered nail art is always considered a Christmas classic — they look like festive wrapping papers! You can use other gift essentials for your nail art design as well — bows, ribbons and of course, little floral tops that you never throw away after opening your presents.

Main image courtesy: @nailsbyrosie.nz