The Best Holiday Nails on Instagram

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The holiday season is a dream for nail art lovers. Pull out the glitter and nail decals, and get creative! From festive red-and-green looks to sparkly snowflakes to Santa and reindeers, it’s time to go all out. Check out the best holiday nails we’ve discovered on Instagram, and share your own looks on Pampadour.


One of the best parts of the holidays? Glittery nails! Go with a glitter accent nails, or go all out, like @KarenGNails did. She used Marc Jacobs’ Glinda for this look. (Photo by @karengnails)

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Red nails are perfect for this time of year. For something extra, top off your nails with glitter. For this nail art, @KarenGNails used the new JINsoon Chinoiserie Chic Set. (Photo via @karengnails)


Go matte! Matte nails are so modern and chic. To get this look, use a burgundy polish like Essie’s Wrapped in Rubies and top it off with Essie’s Matte About You. (Photo via @jessc1113)


If you’re into high-shine metallics, but glitter isn’t your style, OPI’s I Drive a Supernova is perfect for you! The sterling silver polish is so eye-catching…great for the holidays and New Year’s. (Photo via @taylranne)


Soft, delicate and pretty, this manicure using JINsoon’s Polka White over Tulle and Muse reminds us a winter wonderland. (Photo via @jinsoon)


Ciate has such interesting top coats and polishes, and this snow-inspired one is ideal for the holidays! This polish is called Chalet Chic, a holographic white loose glitter. (Photo via @priscillia_kdr)


Don’t want to wear an ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’? How about Christmas sweater nails?! Steph Stone used NCLA polish for this cute design. (Photo via @stephstonenails)


Accent nails allow you to have fun with your nails in a refined, subtle way. Nic’s Nail Art adored her white accent nail with three red-and-green rhinestones. (Photo via @nic_nails_it)


How beautiful is this hand painted Christmas tree?! That takes true talent! Add the red and gold glitter polish, and this is Christmas spirit at its finest! (Photo via @sensationails4u)


Another super festive look, this nail art adds polka dots to the mix! Love how it looks next to the gold glitter. (Photo via @chalkboardnails)


Do you want to build a snowman? This look is just adorable! The light blue polish is China Glaze’s Bahamian Escape, and the white glittery top coat is NCLA’s Ever After in LA. (Photo via @banicured_)


Candy cane-inspired designs are actually fairly easy to do at home if you own a nail striper, like the Sally Hansen one. (Photo via @emmadoesnails)


Obsessed with this fair isle sweater nail art! Nail wraps are ideal for intricate designs. You can purchase the Jolly Jumper wraps used, here. (Photo via @thumbsupnails)


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! The Nail Trail always has the most adorable designs, and this reindeer look is no exception. Love that one of the noses is painted in glitter. (Photo via @thenailtrail)

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Another look by Hannah of The Nail Trail, this time it’s all about Santa! It’s amazing how there are so many ways to incorporate holiday spirit into your nail art – this is too cute. (Photo via @thenailtrail)


Celebrating the Festival of Lights with some pretty nail art! Love these blue-white-and-orange nails. Heydi of @HDINails used a tiny brush and acrylic paint to draw the design. (Photo via @hdinails)


When in doubt, go with glitter! Try China Glaze’s Emerald Sparkle, this gorgeous, sparkly forest green. (Photo via @hereangel)


Snowflakes are a design that will work from November until the last snow fall. Such a sweet look. If your polish game isn’t strong enough to paint it, you can always use nail decals! (Photo via @pshiiit_polish)


Another take on the snowflake look – this time using white and gold. This nail art is so chic and elegant! (Photo via @lucysstash)


One of the most fun parts of the holidays? Giving and receiving presents! Pay homage to that with nails that look like wrapped gifts. (Photo via @nailstorming)

Will you try out any of these designs this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below and on PAMPADOUR.COM!