We love professional and neat nails but sometimes the only way to add sparkle to our lives is by literally adding some glitz to our nails. Here’s a pick of our favourite Instagram accounts displaying the best Christmas and winter nail designs. Whether you’re looking for matte, frost, or something more ‘in your face’, we’ve got it covered right here:

Half Nail Glitz & Flakes


Create this look by going for an alternative half-moon nail look. Rather than filling-in the half nail, create a simple snowflake design around it. Add a gloss coating for more shine, or go for a sparkling coat, to add a touch of dazzle to your nails.

Where’s His Red Nose


We know it doesn’t look like Rudolph but we sure hope it is him… just with a blue nose instead of red and covered in bright blue snow. A girls can dream! Go and grab yourself some nail wraps to perfect this look.

Snow Branch Success


Have you ever tried to swing off a branch packed full of snow? Well, we have and we recommend a pair of long-lasting gloves. This design reminds us of beautiful winter scenery. Grab a couple of thin professional nail art pens and you’re on your way to creating a garden (on your nails, without any flowers… ).

Icing On The Cake


Go for a simple design but with the added glamour effect. All your need is a nude shade, some sparkly varnish in your preference and a strong top coat. We love the frosty blue glitter!

Frosty Flakes & Pretty Pressies


This design is one of our favourites. We love the intricacies with which it has been created, plus it actually looks like snow! Having one nail decorated in a brighter colour makes the present stand out even more.

Single Flake & Dazzle


This look is easy to re-create so it’s definitely on our list of designs to try this winter. Go for a clear white and pink base coat, a glitter nail varnish and a professional nail art brush. These colours will brighten up your day!

Brilliant Blue Effects:


Here’s another easy to create look. Snowflakes are always the hottest nail trend, (we’re using the word ‘hot’ lightly), but the different shades of blue make the design stand out even more. Go and grab yourself a couple of nail diamante and start decorating.

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