Instead of painting your nails a single shade, consider spreading holiday cheer by opting for a festive nail trend. You could paint your nails a shade of red to show off your Christmas spirit, but why not opt for a more interesting nail design? 2011 has been marked by a number of innovations in nail art. From crazy nail polishes to stick on patterns, there are now a number of different ways you can use your nails to show off your enthusiasm for the holidays. Any fashion conscious woman will especially love our five favorite festive nail trends for the holidays!
The fashion world is currently obsessed with everything metallic, even metallic colored nails! This holiday season, you can add a touch of glamour to your holiday ensemble by painting your fingers a shade of gold, silver or copper. These colors are not only fashion conscious, but also perfect for the holidays, since they are often the colors of tinsel and lights.
While metallic colored nail polish has been around for a while, you could show off your appreciation for the newest nail art by opting for a textured metallic instead. OPI’s Shatter Nail Lacquer is especially popular for the holidays, since it comes in many colors. You can paint your base coat silver and apply a red top coat, which will crackle to reveal the base coat, making for a very festive look.
Many women are also styling their nails with ombre this holiday season. This sparkly polish comes in a number of different colors and adds serious flair to any holiday wear. You can paint each of your nails in a single shade of ombre polish, progressing from a dark color on your thumb to the lightest shade on your pinky. We especially love silver and red colors for the holiday season. If you are after an especially trendy look, then opt for an ombre polish were the actual color fades from light to dark on each nail.
Printed patterns also make for a great and trendy way to show off your holiday spirit. Sally Hansen introduced this nail art development with the release of the Salon Effects Real Nail Polish collection, which provides women with patterned strips that they can place over their nails. The laced up pattern is especially perfect for the holidays, since it is simple, elegant, and fun.
Stiletto nails are also on trend this holiday season. This nail design does not necessitate a particular polish, but rather a particular shape. Instead of filing your nails in a round or square shape, file them so that your nail forms a point at the center. The shape makes for a very interesting nail look. You can add holiday flair to your nails by opting for a red polish or any of the ultra trendy polishes discussed in this article.
Any of these five festive nail trends will add further style to your holiday season! They will also help to spread holiday cheer as you go about your day!