16 Christmas Nail Ideas – Best Christmas Nail Designs


Christmas nail art might seem like an unnecessary extra to all you Scrooges out there, but when it comes to the most festive time of the year, we can’t think of much else better than spending an afternoon curled up by the fire, watching old movies and giving our fingertips a good old Christmas nail art makeover.

Ideal for instantly giving any office party ensemble a going out-out overhaul (and for making even the most dismal of Monday mornings feel festive), Christmas nail art doesn’t have to mean cartoon Father Christmas faces and glitter so thick you can peel it off in one.

In fact, we’ve mined our fashion week archives for the hottest Christmas nail ideas direct from the runways. From Tom Ford’s black and rose gold ombré talons, to Blumarine’s timeless red tips, check out the best Christmas nail ideas guaranteed to add a little sparkle to any festive occasion.

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Embrace your inner festive goth this Christmas and swerve the expected red and green glitter in favour of jet black florals on a naked base, Simone Rocha style.

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Nailberry L’Oxygene Nail Lacquer Black Berry



You can’t go wrong with classic silver nails at Christmas. Chic, understated but still totally on theme, a matte silver nail is always a winner.

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Cyber Chic Mini Colour Nail Varnish

Update a Christmas nail art classic with a bejewelled take on antique old gold.

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Marquee Autumn In New York

You can’t go wrong with a classic dark red nail for Christmas. Go for a moody berry shade and match your lipstick, rings and coat.

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Matte Nail Color – Patibaba

Christian Louboutin Beauty


Can’t choose one metallic nail shade? Choose three with Halpern’s tri-tone stripy nail art.

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Original Nail Polish Fall Collection in Cargo Cameo

More embellishment is more when it comes to Christmas party nail art. Add a bling twist to metallic blue nail varnish with pearl studs in all different sizes.

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Celebration Collection Nail Polish in LED Marquee

Ok it’s not the most innovative nail art idea ever but a punchy Christmas red goes with everything.

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L’Oxygene Nail Lacquer Le Temps Des Cerises

Chrome nails will never get old – fact. Give the salon mani a miss (and your nails a break) with rainbow-finish metallic press ons instead.

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Classic Nail Paint – Whimsical Dreams

Give negative space nail art a delicate floral update with alternating flowers on your cuticles and finger tips.

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L’Oxygene Nail Lacquer Glamazon

If all the red and gold is getting you down, give your nails a seasonal but modern twist with an 80s-inspired electric blue.

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73% Plant Power 21 Free Vegan Nail Polish

Bling checkerboard nails might not be the most understated nail art ever, but damn does it look good.

Skip the nail art all together and bejewel your fingertips on a barely there base instead a la Giambattista Valli.

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L’Oxygene Nail Lacquer Almond

Embrace your inner eighties glamazon with black nails topped with multi-coloured gem stones.

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Somewhere between Bubblegum and Barbie, PPQ’s purple-toned pink varnish has Christmas party written all over it.

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Fuchsia Wave Nail Polish

Give your regular French mani a festive update with taupe nails and silver glitter tips.

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La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer

Yves Saint Laurent


Get your Christmas nail art on with Tom Ford’s moody rose gold and black glitter ombré talons.

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Caught In The Nude Nail Polish

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