Fuzzmas Advent Awards: Day Twelve

Show off extra seasonal spirit with Fuzzable’s top five holiday nail designs

Welcome to the Fuzzmas Advent Awards, a series running every day throughout December celebrating all of our favourite things from 2018. Today we are sharing five holiday-inspired nail designs!

With the holiday season in full swing, it is easy to get wrapped up in the madness of shopping for gifts, attending events, and watching Christmas specials on television. We often forget the simple things like showcasing our happy holiday spirit to those around us. One of the best ways to share enthusiasm for the season is through festive nail art. For this reason, Fuzzable has compiled a list of five easy nail art designs, perfect to show off during the most wonderful time of the year.

Snowflakes:

Winter-inspired nail art is just as festive as any holiday nail design. Snowflake nails are perfect for those who do not celebrate Christmas or generally prefer blue nails to the typical red and green. After painting the nails with blue polish to start, the remainder of the snowflake design is fairly simple. All that is needed is a fine paint brush to create a series of criss-crossing lines with small details at the ends. This design looks great on every nail, but also works nicely as an accent nail combined with sparkling nail gems. Find a full tutorial here.

Winter Blizzard:

The winter blizzard is another snowy nail design, this time for those really dreaming of a white Christmas. This design can range from easy to complex, depending on the amount of detail put in. The basis of this design is blue nail polish with small white dots made by a dotting tool. However, the design can be elevated by sponging on white nail polish, sprinkling on glitter, or even adding a mini snowman. Find a full tutorial here.

Santa Hats:

With just under two weeks until Santa Claus arrives, it would be appropriate to honour him with a fun Santa hat design. A light and sparkly coat of nail polish can be used as a base to the design before the addition of the hat. The design itself is quick to complete by simply painting a large red triangle, and using a dotting tool to add the white fluff along the bottom and top point of the triangle. For those new to nail art or who struggle with straight lines, tape can be used to ensure that the sides of the hat are extra sharp. Find a full tutorial here.

Minimalistic Ornaments:

Bright base nail colours are not for everybody, which is where this ornament nail design comes into play. Inspired by LA nail artist, Hang Nguyen, these sparkling ornaments will look great on anybody. A clear or light base colour is used to start off the design. Then, a fine paint brush or large dotting tool is used to create a sparkling round ornament in the middle of the nail. A line is drawn from the top of the ornament towards the cuticle, and a gems can optionally be used to accessorize. The best part of this design is that it is easy to execute and looks great on any nail length. See the original design here.

Reindeer:

Reindeer are a classic holiday creature and it truly would not be Christmas without them. Although this design is somewhat time consuming, it has the biggest pay off as it is super cute and attracts many compliments. After starting with a light base colour, paint and fill in a brown semi-circle along the bottom half of the nail. Use a fine paint brush to paint gold lines as antlers above the semi-circle. Lastly, use varying sizes of dotting tools to create eyes and Rudolph’s signature red nose. Find a full tutorial on I’m Hair For You on December 16.

A set of holiday nails is sure to attract loads of attention during this busy season. If you try out one of these festive nail designs or come up with your own, tweet us photos of your work @Fuzzable. Remember to check back in with Fuzzable every day in the month of December for the Fuzzmas Advent Awards.

Written by Kendra Seguin

Aspiring journalist and Price is Right contestant.

Hair & Nail Tutorial Blog: imhairforyou.tumblr.com
Nail Art Instagram: @kendranailingit

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