Christmas nails don't get more festive than the snowflake manicure

Christmas nails = holiday ready

Christmas nails decorated with jewels and snowflake patterns
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When it comes to Christmas nails there's only one trend you'll be screenshotting and taking to your manicurist.

If you dream of a white Christmas every year, you can at least make it happen on your nails with the snowflake manicure. We're talking snowflakes on nails that are nude or perhaps you prefer simply a hint of glitter or strategically placed pearl for a less literal interpretation. 

Either way, these snowflake nail designs will put you in the festive spirit faster than a Christmas sweater. 

The glitterati

A smattering of glitter and teeny stars create the ultimate in Ice Queen nails.

Accent snowflakes

These nails deserve their own filter - we're utterly mesmerised. What's not to love about nails loaded with gold glitter polish, silver dots of polish and accent-nail snowflakes?

Pearly Queen

Instead of going for a true snowflake design, think abstract but always white and wintery vibes. This nude coloured nail adorned with pearls is delicate, chic and will have people stopping you in the street to ask for a second look.

Holograph nails

Not everyone's a fan of cutesy snowflakes so for an edgier vibe, try this ice crystal holographic nail design instead.

Nude snowflake nails

Nude nails with just one accented snowflake and one clear nail embedded with glitter make a statement without being overpowering. 

So there you have it, manicures but make it festive. 

Fiona Embleton is a multi-award-winning beauty editor who has tested over 10,000 products in her 10 years +  of writing and shooting beauty stories. For the past four years, she was the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, having previously worked in the role of Beauty Editor at both Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has recently gone freelance and alongside My Imperfect Life, she has written for titles including ELLE UK, ELLE Canada, Buro 247, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Scandinavia, and ES Magazine. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first-class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography, and catwalk trends. She loves jumping on the latest internet-breaking beauty news, dissecting the best red carpet looks, and having the crème de la crème of dermatologists, make-up artists, and hairstylists on speed dial so she can tap them for the best advice. She’s a discerning beauty shopper and knows it can be confusing trying to navigate what’s hype and what really works. So if she really likes something, you can trust that she has reached that opinion by vetting it against everything else she’s ever tried. Her career highs? Interviewing Cate Blanchett and winning a Jasmine Award for the deeply personal feature Cancer Stole My Mother’s Scent.