Three Christmas Nail Designs Everyone Can Do

The Christmas spirit descends upon the world and upon this blog. This is the perfect opportunity to explore Christmas-themed nail designs. In the world wide web of the internet and #nailgram there are various breathtaking designs. Trees have been painting onto the nail canvas of barely 1,5 cm². While this is impressive, the average nail artist is not able to replicate any of it without causing serious injury to themself.

Thus, I decided to share three Christmas nail designs that even a rookie nail artist can copy. These range from the easiest to harder ones. First we start with:

 🌲 Christmas Colours 🌲

Christmas Colours Nail Design
It is a very simple design which uses the traditional colours well known for the Christmas season: red and dark green. In order to achieve this effect all you need are relatively stable hands, a green, and a red bottle of nail varnish.

I used 703 Rock 'n' Roll by Rimmel for red and 740 King Of Greens by Catrice. After you cleaned your nails we can start with ...

Step 1: ... applying a top coat.

Step 2: Once dry, proceed to paint all nails but the pointer red.  A lot of people prefer to high-light the ring finger instead, if that's you, you do you.

Step 3: Afterwards paint the pointer or ring finger green.

Optional step 4: If you fancy a bit of sparkle you can always add a glittery top coat to make the design pop out a little - I recommend Glitter Paint No. 10 from trend IT UP.

Step 5: Apply a top coat and let it dry.

If you prefer green to be the dominant colour then just switch them. You can also use red as dominant on the left and green as the dominant colour on the right.

❄️ Impressions of a snow landscape ❄️

Impressions of a snow landscape nail design
This design looks more difficult but can be replicated with a bit of patience and tools you have at home. Aside from the nail varnish, you are going to need a sponge. There are special nail varnish sponges to help you achieve this look. However, a make-up sponge does the job just as well. Please be aware that afterwards, the sponge can't be used for make-up anymore!

What I used was a base coat, - the very much hated - white nail varnish 05 from Catrice, Born Pretty's Holographic Stamping Polish #4 for the blue, Glitter Paint No. 10 from trend IT UP, and a make-up sponge.

Step 1: After cleaning your nails, apply a base coat.

Step 2: Paint your nails white until you have full coverage.

Step 3: Once it has dried - approx. 40 minutes when you use Catrice for white - apply Born Pretty's blue on the sponge. Before it dries, tap the area on your nail where you want it to be blue. Make sure that you begin where you want fuller coverage and make your way down. This creates a natural transition. Repeat this progress until you are happy with the effect.

Step 4: Afterwards, add a layer of Glitter Paint to give an illusion of snow flakes falling.

Step 5: Show your nails off at work.

 🍬 Candy Cane Nails 🍬 

Candy Cane Nail design

The Candy Cone design is the most time consuming of the three but it is relatively easy to copy if you have steady hands. For this design you are going to need nail tape - washi tape can be used as well -, red nail varnish, and white nail varnish once more.

Once again I used the white 05 by Catrice and 704 Rock 'n' Roll by Rimmel.

Step 1: As always, you need make sure that your nails are clean before applying the base coat.

Step 2: Then start by painting your nails until you reach full coverage.

Step 3: Here comes the tape! This time start at the bottom and move forward with an incline. Keep the same angle as you go around. This way the distance between the stripes is going to be equal.

Step 4: When you are happy with your taping use the red to paint your nails.

Step 5: After it has dried, pull the tape off and violá.

Step 6: Apply a top coat and be content with your work!

With these designs you can brighten your finger nails and enjoy the festive moods.

If you try any of those, don't forget to share a picture and tag me (@floralcars on Instagram and Facebook ; @floralcars1 on Twitter.)


  1. The snow ones are so nice but I do not have hands steady enough for that so it would be candy canes for me! I love a classic Christmas red though x


    1. Thank you! I hope, no matter if candy cane, that it works out for you :)

  2. I love the snowy landscape ones, they're absolutely stunning! You're so talented!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  3. The Impressions of a snow landscape nails are so beautiful - I might try those this year! The candy cane ones are simple but really effective.

    Eve |

    1. when you try them, let me know how it worked out for you ♥

  4. Oooh I love the snowy landscape nails effect, I have a few make up sponges that I don't use for make up so this would be a perfect festive look to try, thank you for the inspiration! x

    Lisa |

    1. I hope it works for you :) don't forget to send pics ♥

  5. Wow, these are fantastic! I love the candy cane nails, I have so much washi tape I could give this a try but I doubt it would look as good as yours! You have done an amazing job! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Thank you!! Please give it a go, it takes a bit of experience but it'll look fine :)

  6. These nails are so fantastic and definitely ready for the holiday season! I wish I could do my nails as good as you did your! Happy Holidays!

    cabin twenty-four

    1. Thank you ♥♥ happy holidays back to you too


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