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Whether you’re a nail-art enthusiast or just looking to upgrade your weekly manicure, these nine ideas are perfect for the holidays (and won’t clash with your party ensemble).

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OMBRÉ GLITTER TIPS

Champagne and gold glitter look festive without overdoing it. First, paint a solid metallic coat. Let dry. Then add layers of diminishing glitter from the tip back.

Get the look: Essie polish ($9); Butter London topcoat ($15)

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Disguised Decals

These nail stickers (we couldn't believe it, either) are super-easy to apply and look hours-at-the-salon perfect. Mix and match colors and patterns to your liking. (There are over 300 to choose from.)

Get the look: Jamberry decals ($15)

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A Thin Gold Stripe

More adhesive, this time atop your fresh new mani. Just cut the gold nail tape into your desired length and add across a solid polish job (once dried).

Get the look: Revlon polish ($5); gold nail tape ($1)

 

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Geometric Shimmer

The trick for perfectly placed glitter? A makeup sponge. Once your completely dry scarlet is set, add the glitter to the sponge and press onto tips diagonally.

Get the look: China Glaze polish ($5) and topcoat ($3)

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V-French Tips

If you’re feeling brave about your DIY game, here's another trick--this time with scotch tape placed across the middle of the nail. Paint above the tape, let dry and then repeat the opposite way to create this cool V shape.

Get the look: Essie polish ($9)

RELATED: Gorgeous Hair Ideas for Holiday Party Season

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Color Blocking

We?ll admit it: These are prettier than our Christmas tree. And may require a salon professional to get the coordinating colors and angles just right.

Get the look: Nails Inc. gray polish ($15), teal polish ($14) and navy polish ($14)

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Chrome Metallics

For a way easier DIY, swipe a reflective solid color.

Get the look: Gwen Stefani for OPI polish ($12)

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Gold Foil

Dark burgundy + layers of gold leaf = #NailGoals.

Get the look: Julep polish ($5); gold flake nail paillette ($3)

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Marbleized

Winter whites? Snooze. Carrera whites? Now we’re listening. To achieve this look at home, you'll need plastic wrap, a cup of water and some hairspray. (Check out a tutorial here.)

Get the look: SpaRitual polish ($18); Formula X polish ($11)

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