Need Holiday Nail Art Inspiration? Look No Further!

2012 was easily the Year the Nails. You can’t swing a dead cat throw a rock (?) without hitting some new form of nail art, nail color, nail effect, nail wrap, nail stamps… You get where I’m going with us. Nail stuff is everywhere. You will love nail art, and you will love it forever. Obey.

These days, beauty commoners like you and me are getting to be pretty well-versed in nail art, and holiday nail art is the next frontier. Each week, you can have a different design with different colors that display a different splendor of the holiday season. Bring on the holiday nail art! (And subsequent tutorials… I’m not a magician, you know!

I wasn’t always a fan of holiday nail art, but it seems that in my old age I’m starting to warm up to the wintry idea. I’ve collected my favorite holiday-inspired nails from around the web to share with you, in case you’re not creative enough to come up with something on your own. Like me.

These holiday nail art inspiration ranges from beginner to advanced. There are super simple designs like the baby blue icicles, and even deceptively simple designs like the pointillism candy cane and star. I’m not sure I’ll ever get to the level of fair isle nail art, but a girl can dream!

We add to this inspiration list every year. Nail art never seems to stop becoming more and more impressive! Leave us a link to any holiday nail art you’ve done and maybe we’ll add it to our ever-growing collection! (With credit, of course!)

Are you doing your nails for the holidays?


For more Nail Inspiration, check out our Nail Art Porn board on Pinterest! 

Lindsay Ginn

Livin' in your basement, eatin' your canned foods.

  • http://korylaughingalltheway.com Kory

    Love this nail looks, but some of them look so complicated! I could never do something like that myself, and I’m so hard on my nails it wouldn’t be worth it.
    Lately I’ve been doing my regular manicure with a glittery top coat or one glittery nail to spice things up a little bit.

    • http://brokeandbeautiful.com Lindsay

      It’s definitely a labor of love! Thank goodness for glitter, it’s so good at making everything look better.

  • http://dbakeca.com Dbakeca Italia

    All of them are absolutely gorgeous!