As the days get shorter and the temperature continues to drop, there’s nothing like a fun manicure to keep our spirits high, especially post-New Year’s. While you can’t go wrong with a classic French, adding some winter flair to your mani is a great way to brighten up the season. From hot cocoa to sparkly snowflakes, read on to see some winter-worthy designs by some of our favorite nail artists.
Hot Chocolate Swirls
Nothing says “cozy” quite like hot chocolate, and what better way to pay homage to the season than with a little cocoa at your fingertips? Keep it classic with a traditional manicure, or mix things up with a negative space design like this one. OPI’s “Espresso Your Inner Self” is the perfect shade of warm, rich brown.
Frosty Velvet French
Who decided sparkles are just for New Year’s Eve? Keep the party going all season long with a fun and festive French design like this one by Hey Great Nails. She uses Kiara Sky Nails’ magnetic metallic polish in ‘Peri Twinkle’ to create a dynamic look reminiscent of a fresh winter frost.
Snow & Sparkle
It wouldn’t feel like winter without a few flurries, but why settle for plain snowflakes when you can add a little sparkle instead? We love the way artist Marta Pilut breaks up these pink glitter nails with a delicate flake design—tying it all together with a touch more pink, of course.