Festive nail art on Instagram to inspire you for the holiday season

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By Wei Yeen Loh

Festive nail art on Instagram to inspire you for the holiday season

It’s that time of the year again, when all the ladies will be decked in festive-ready looks featuring glitter, sparkle and deep bold hues. Dressing up to the nines for that one unforgettable Christmas party (or more!) will require advance planning, from getting your hair appointment booked to deciding what makeup look you’re going for. But one major part of your beauty ritual involves acquiring a pretty set of nails. The great thing about the holiday season is the plethora of statement-making nails you can experiment with. Here are a few nail IG-ers you can follow for some nail inspiration to bring on the Christmas spirit:



Japan-based nail artist Galina’s signature include plenty of prints/motifs, feminine hues, and nail stamps that provide an extra polished look to a set of nails. How about a decadent shade of purple drenched in silver glitter to match your outfit?



This beautiful set of deep red, white and gold glittered nails is the perfect Christmas-coloured #nailinspo you can go for this year. NailsByCambria is a great resource if you like classic painted nails sans nail art, although she does deliver stunningly with prints (evidence being her Halloween-inspired nails).



If you’ve still got marble madness and enjoy admiring successfully-done marbled nails, PictureMyNails gives snippy Insta-video tutorials just in case you’re inspired to take on this trend on your own. And what can possibly be more festive-ready than Swarovski crystals and turquoise marbled talons?



Try a pretty shade of pastel peach this time if glitter and sparkle isn’t your cup of tea. This chic set of nails is done by OhMyGoshPolish who is probably the master experimenter of nail art—cat houndstooth and watercolour plaid nails anyone?



Go high-fashion with AmyyTran’s Alice + Olivia inspired nails this season. After all, you can never go wrong with black and gold for an art deco, classic look. What we’re digging about her expertise is the range of nail looks she creates—there’s something for everyone, whether you like simple gradient/ombré shades or a more whimsical theme.


Pamper yourself this season by going to get your nails done at these salons. Nothing beats kicking back and relaxing at an indulgent mani-pedi session; better yet, call on your gaggle of girlfriends and have your nails beautified together as some of these salons offer group mani-pedi sessions.

NailSmith Spa & Bar at Block D3-G3-5, Publika Solaris Dutamas. Call +603-62117118 for appointments.

176 Avenue at 176, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru. Call +603-22019906 for appointments.

Younique Nail Boutique at 15-1-5A, Shoplex Mont Kiara, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara. Call +603-62013428 for appointments.

Glitters Nails & Waxing Salon at various locations here

The Nail Parlour at various locations here

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