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DIY Holiday Mani’s: Festive Nails You Have to Try

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Holiday season is in full swing and you’re constantly looking for new ways to accessorize your go-to looks. Why not consider your nails the blank canvas to elevate your style? And what’s better, decorating your nails can be as cheap as a couple bottles of drugstore polish!

Here are 7 trending nail designs you can try out that are subtly festive but totally chic.

  1. Glitter dipped

Start with your base color and let it dry. Next, dab on a coat of glitter polish near the tips of your nails for a flashy, gradient effect. Let dry and finish with a glossy clear coat.

  1. Accent nail

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This look is perfect when you’re pressed for time. Go for a neutral color like snow white or dark green, and decorate one finger with either a glitter, a gold, or neon color. Let dry and finish with a glossy clear coat.

  1. Reverse Gradient

Start with a base nail color and let it dry. Next, take a Q-tip or eye shadow brush to blot glitter near the base of your nail. Let dry and finish with a glossy clear coat.

  1. The Night Sky

Create a stunning contrast like the stars in the midnight sky. Start with a deep, dark color like navy blue or black, and let dry. Next, apply a “small grain” glitter polish.  Let dry and finish with a glossy clear coat.

  1. Matte

Find a Christmas red or green and let that base coat dry. Next, add a coat of clear matte polish. Skip the final gloss coat on this one, remember, you want to create a matte effect!

6. Triangle

Crate a swanky salon professional look with two nail colors and some clear tape! Apply a base color and let it dry completely. Next, use thin nail strips or cut thin pieces of clear tape and crisscross them over the bottom half of your nails. Apply the second nail color directly over the tape and sweep down to your tip. Let dry completely and remove the tape. Finish with a glossy clear coat.

  1. Cross

Sleek and simple. Start with a base coat and let it dry completely. Next, take an art deco nail color (they have the really fine brushes) and swipe a vertical line off the side of your nail. Next, swipe a horizontal line near the bottom of your vertical line. Let dry and finish with a glossy clear coat.

Photo credits: Indulgy.com, glitterandnails.blogspot.com, Pinterest

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