Christmas Nails 2018

December 21, 2018
Christmas Nails

One of my favourite traditions in December is to get Christmas nails! For me, getting a festive manicure is the last step to get in the full-blown Christmas spirit. After all the shopping, wrapping, decorating, meal planning and organising it’s great to just sit, relax and watch someone paint and dust glitter over my nails.

In October I shared with you all of my Halloween nails over the years so today I thought I’d show you what Christmas nails I’ve had and what my nails currently look like. If you’re looking for some festive nail inspiration then you’re in the right place!

Candy Cane Stripes and Snowman

Christmas Nails

This was the first year I got my nails done for Christmas and I loved them! I thought they really cute and fun and super Christmassy.

Santa and Reindeer

Christmas Nails

I was obsessed with these nails! The reindeer were absolutely adorable and I remember I kept these until about mid-January. They were insanely sparkly and my nail tech did a fantastic job. I think these are probably the most festive nails I’ve ever had.

Silver Sparkle Snowflakes

Christmas Nails

These were my nails last year and that silver glitter made my heart skip! I wanted something a bit more subtle and pretty than the year before and these were perfect. I adored the little snowman and used the excuse that they were more wintery than Christmassy to keep them on for as long as possible.

Snowflakes and Penguins

Christmas Nails

These turned out amazing in the end but I had a little difficulty with them to begin with. My current nail tech only had a limited amount of time. She managed to do the snowflakes but the accent nail was left plain, it was only painted and looked pointless next to the others. I left the salon feeling really disappointed. It sounds silly but both my Halloween and Christmas nails are extremely important to me and when they’re not what I envisioned I get pretty down about it.

Luckily my friend told me about another nail salon in town that did walk in’s. I raced over and explained what had happened and after a half hour wait, they completed the blank nail! Now I think they’re perfect and I’m so happy with them. I love the little penguins and think they really add something extra special.

Which nail design above is your favourite? Do you get your nails done for Christmas? Let me know in the comments.  I hope you all enjoyed this post. Remember to subscribe to my blog for more festive posts! You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter too. Thanks for reading!


  • ellieslondon

    December 21, 2018 at 10:03 am

    The little penguins are the cutest but then I saw the little snowman! And I love the reindeer too. This inspires me to do my nails like this – I haven’t done festive nails for 5 or 6 years now!

  • Sarah

    December 22, 2018 at 12:04 am

    I love the sparkly snowflakes 🙂

  • Courtney

    December 31, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    These are GORGEOUS!! All of them are stunning but I think I like the silvery snowflake nails the best! I’m a sucker for anything with snowflakes, haha. I’m so glad you were able to get your accent nails finished in such a cute way! I would have been disappointed initially too. 😉

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