Step Up Your Manicure Game for the Holidays


During the holiday season, we tend to go all out. From the endless strings of lights, to the mountains of gifts wrapped under the tree, there’s no doubt it’s the most festive time of year. And it doesn’t end there. We can’t forget the ugly Christmas sweater parties, friendly gift exchanges, DIY decorations and of course — holiday nail art!

With no shortage of ways to celebrate the season, it’s time to step your manicure game for the holidays with inspiration from these festive manis.

Chelsea Queen

Bright Holiday Nails

These colourful holiday nails are everything! From the pop of pink to the mint green accents, the intricate details of this manicure make it a fun and festive way to celebrate the season.

Chalkboard Nails

Red & Green Glitter Nails

This glittery manicure features all the classic Christmas colours we love, and is super easy to do. After starting with a white base coat, dab a chunky glitter polish on the tips like this gorgeous red and green one for a festive finish that’s sure to please.


Starry Night Nails

If you’re looking to go less festive and more wintery then you should, try this dark blue and silver glitter manicure. The dark blue reminds us of the night sky with a dusting of twinkling stars and snow.

Alicia Torello

Burgundy & Gold Stripe Nails

This burgundy and gold mani is a bold look to rock this holiday season. The vampy red shade paired with the glittery metallic hue is a fun way to show your festive side off in an elegant way.

Brit + Co.

String of Lights Nails

This iconic holiday decoration always brings joy this time of year. From houses decorated, and head-to-toe to Christmas trees glistening for all to see, let your nails steal the show with this adorable string of lights mani.

Paint Box

Red & Gold Nails

This modern holiday manicure reminds us of Santa, but with a glamorous twist. The orangey red shade is so on trend right now, and the gold stripe gives it that festive feeling.

Chelsea Queen

Christmas Wrapping Paper Nails

Inspired by colourful wrapping paper, these nails feature a cute little snowman, Christmas tree, present, snowflake and a star – all favourites found around the holidays. The modern colours paired with the classic Christmas red makes this mani pop.

Paint Box Nails

Confetti Nails

Whether you’re celebrating at home with friends, or watching the ball drop at midnight at a swanky party, these glittery confetti nails are the perfect accessory to celebrate the New Year.

Jessica Washick

Cozy Plaid Nails

One thing that never fails to make an appearance around the holidays is Buffalo plaid, especially in Canada. Grace your nails with the iconic black and red pattern for a cozy-inspired mani that will keep your nail game strong all winter long.

Chelsea Queen

Starbucks Holiday Cup Nails

Every year, Starbucks comes out with a festive cup that gets everyone in the holiday spirit. This year’s cup celebrates love, joy and peace and looks fabulous as a manicure. Pair this graphic mani with your favourite hot bevy for the perfect Instagram photo.

Nail District

Christmas Tree Nails

This holiday season, as you decorate your tree with pretty lights all aglow, don’t forget to pamper your nails too! This mani features a hand-painted Christmas tree, and tiny glittery baubles — making it look like a work of art.

Show us your festive nails by tagging @BeMakeful on social.