Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and most anticipated times of the year and you only have a few days left to prepare for the great festival. Although this time the celebration only needs to be held at home with our closest relatives and roommates, that’s still not an excuse to skip the decorations. The Christmas season is a great opportunity to try new things, exercise creativity and take some time to indulge yourself. That’s why this is also the perfect time to treat yourself to a pretty festive manicure with gel nails for Christmas.

No matter whether you are inspired by cute wintry mythical animals, Santa Claus and his elves, the classic Christmas colors or a modern palette. There are a variety of stunning designs that perfectly reflect the festive spirit. To make it easier for you to choose the perfect manicure with gel nails for Christmas, we have put together some tips, ideas and trends that are sure to motivate you. Most of the designs shown are super easy to do at home. Of course, you can also visit your nail salon for a professional look.

How do you express your love for Christmas??

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Stones, pearls and other radiant decorations create a great party atmosphere

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Current trends for gel nails for Christmas

There are practically myriad ways to make your manicure more festive during the Christmas season. You can express your love for the big festival by choosing classic seasonal colors like red, green, gold and silver, maybe even adding a touch of sparkle to them with a little glitter. You can also experiment creatively with traditional Christmas designs for a special look.

The best nail art designs are always both fun and cute. Santa Claus, Rudolf, Santa Claus boots, stars and Christmas tree ornaments appear most often. However, finer details require a very steady hand and a lot of patience. Fortunately, for the less artistically gifted, there are also plenty of stickers and templates that make the process a lot easier.

Pearl gray nails according to boho chic

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Candy canes can be a great source of inspiration

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Blue gel nails for Christmas

One of the most up-to-date colors in winter and thus throughout the entire Christmas period is of course blue. Dark navy blue and subtle baby blue create a sophisticated and unique look. When you look, it immediately reminds you of frosty snowy days and blue winter skies. You can also add extra small details in complementary hues. Blue usually combines best with white, black and silver glitter.

Also dream of a white Christmas?

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Blue ombre nails made easy

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Gel nails for Christmas with metallics

Christmas is often associated with glittering Christmas tree ornaments, sparkling snowflakes and frosty nights. At this time of year it shimmers almost everywhere you look. Your gel nails for Christmas can of course shine and impress. Chrome nails are one of the hottest ways to achieve a sophisticated yet eye-catching style this Christmas. From gold, silver, bronze and rose gold to holographic designs, there is something for everyone.

Complete your chrome manicure with snowflake stickers

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Thin gold streaks make your nails look like tiny Christmas presents

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The Christmas decoration is totally incomplete without fairy lights

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Red gel nails for Christmas

One of the most elegant and popular options for Christmas manicure is, of course, based on red. The combination of this intense color with white, gold or green immediately looks very festive and is reminiscent of Santa, Rudolph, holly berries and a blazing log fire. Striking scarlet red and warm burgundy are the unbeatable favorites, but purple or dark red are also becoming increasingly popular.

You can never go wrong with red this Christmas

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Make small dots and stripes with a toothpick or a special brush

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Green gel nails for Christmas

Emerald, forest and moss green are other classic Christmas colors that remind us of evergreen fir trees, holly and mistletoe. This makes them a great base color for just about any festive manicure. For an even nicer look, add accents of white and silver glitter. You can make simple stripes or dots, or paint stunning snowflakes and reindeer silhouettes.

Create a unique Christmas manicure full of glamor and elegance

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Gel nails for Christmas with pastel colors

While classic hues are always stylish and trendy during the Christmas season, some of you may prefer a more minimalist effect. For lovers of less conspicuous and subtle shades, pastel-colored gel nails are perfect for Christmas. Since the colors themselves are muted, it’s a good idea to add an accent nail or two. Like all other accents, these should reflect the rest of the manicure and complement it in style.

Nude and other pastels are popular base colors for minimalist designs

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Gel nails for Christmas are permanent, beautiful and creative. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience with it, it is very easy to make amazing festive designs even at home. In case you don’t want to practice directly on your nails, you can find acrylic bases of various shapes in many drug and online stores. Try different color and design combinations and impress with a unique festive manicure.

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