If there’s anything that can spruce up a look, it’s a set of freshly-manicured nails.

Whether opting for an elevated French tip or adding some special nail art to kick in your holiday soiree, these sophisticated designs are sure to turn heads no matter where you go this festive season.

Festive French manicure

Portrayed as icicles catching the light, this refined touch is sure to add a little something to your favourite holiday jumper.

Sequin tips


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Minimalist nail art can go a long way. This iridescent nail art gives you all the New Year Eve feels without the added hassle of staying long hours at any salon.

Candy cane hues


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Everyone’s most-loved candy can now be remixed in a classic manner through a playful spirit. By being both sweet and polished at the same time, these understated nails are always a treat to the eye.

Snowflake art


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By combining the best of both worlds, there are plenty of options when it comes to nail art and glitter. By starting on a nude base, a simple snowflake design can go a long way on one nail, adding to the season’s standout outfits.

Gold foil

If you’re opting for a rich look, these splattered gold flakes add a hint of finesse to any occasion. By gaining immense popularity this year, gold foil can add a fabulous dose of bling to any freshly painted set of nails, as it complements any colour.

The classic maroon

Nothing screams holiday season more than red. A rich oxblood tone is sure to add to the festivities this year by leaving room for you to experiment with any look. By adding that sophisticated charm, anyone can opt for this clean polished look.


Tis’ the season for some sparkle. If you wish to lean towards a darker shade, anyone can add a playful touch to their nails by swaying away from the subtle approach. This dramatic shade takes any look to next level with some sparkle encased.

So, what’s your pick?

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