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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).



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)


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)


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)



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)


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


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)


Chrome Metallics

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

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


Gold Foil

Dark burgundy + layers of gold leaf = #NailGoals.

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



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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