23 Metallic Nail Polish Designs We Want to Wear This Holiday Season
The holiday season is the prettiest time of year, in our opinion. Twinkling lights are strung from houses, a blanket of fresh white snow coats the ground, and invites to parties flood our inboxes. And of course, no holiday look is complete without a fresh and festive manicure. Check out these 23 metallic nail polish looks for the holiday season.
Shimmering Accent Nail Art
No holiday look is complete without a bit of glitter. Recreate this simple shimmering look with a base lacquer, striping tape, and a glitter polish. A topcoat seals the look and adds shine.
Metallic Polish & Dusted Glitter
This black and gold nail art totally reminds us of confetti on New Year’s Eve. Simply pick a black and metallic gold polish for the base coat, painting three nails gold and two black. Next, add gold glitter to the black nails and black glitter to the gold nails. Get more tips from the full tutorial on Chalkboard Nails.
Sparkling Polka Dots
Try this sweet take on a metallic mani from Stephanie of The Polish Squirrel. The bright, metallic silver base coat is amplified by small glitter polka dots. Want more shimmer? Paint one nail with the glitter polish as an accent. Check out the full tutorial here.
Metallic Silver Nails
You can’t go wrong with super shiny silver nails for the holidays. This classic color is from the OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 collection. Check out Jacki’s review of the 9-hue collection over on the blog.
This abstract mani from Polish You Pretty uses five metallic lacquers. Get the abstract melted pattern using bunched up plastic wrap. Check out the post for the full tutorial.
Icy Blue With Gold Glitter
An icy light blue is the perfect base coat for a wintry nail art look. Katy added loose gold glitter in a half-moon design for texture and sparkle. Get the full tutorial on Nailed It.
Textured Metallic Mani
This festive mani from Chalkboard Nails has a subtle texture and metallic sheen. Sarah tested all seven of the Color Club Seven Deadly Sins Collection and reviewed them on her blog here. Try out your favorite this holiday season.
Black & Gold Nail Art
This metallic look from Sarah is part glam, part grunge. It’s great for the girl who wants to look polished while showing off her edgy side. Get this look plus four more festive black and gold nail designs on Chalkboard Nails.
Who says you have to chose just one metallic nail polish? Camille from Pshiiit stuck to toned-down hues from the same collection to make the look work. Test out this rainbow look, or choose two and stick to a single accent nail.
Metallic Checkered Nail Art
All you need to create this metallic checkered nail art is three polishes and a bit of striping tape. This graphic pattern is an easy way to amp up a basic holiday look. Victoria has a full tutorial on her blog.
Guest blogger Danny from the Polish Chest created this look for Work Play Polish. The abstract swirls in a metallic rose gold polish are sophisticated and festive. Finish your holiday look with these pretty nails.
Embellished Silver Mani
Jessica of Nail Polish Anonymous added some extra glam to her chrome mani with silver sparkles. Paint all nails with a metallic silver polish, then swipe on a thin layer of silver sparkles, such as Essie’s Effects Set in Stones, starting mid-nail through the tip.
Shimmered & Textured Metallic
Iridescent bar glitter and small hex glitter give this sheer icy shade a festive feel. Choose a cool, light color for a base coat; once dry, paint a coat or two of the glitter polish. Finish with a topcoat to protect your pretty mani.
Pretty Pink & Gold Mani
Looking for a simple and pretty mani to subtly complement your party look? Give this pink and gold accent mani from Soraya of In Love With Life a try. The soft hues are perfect for winter, while the gold adds a subtle sheen for a dressed-up look.
Animated Animal Mani
How adorable is this deer mani from The Polish Squirrel? Recreate the look by painting your nails with a glittery green base coat, then press a gold-polish-covered deer stamp on your nails. We love how Stephanie had fun with her placement and made her own pattern.
Crisscross Nail Art
Bénédicte of I’m A Nail Art Addict created this crisscrossed nail art by coating all nails with a holographic nail polish, then applying stripping tape and painting a coat of metallic polish to create the argyle pattern. Swap the second color for a complementary hue for an accent nail.
This cheerful manicure is perfect for the holiday season. The shimmery lines of metallic lacquer have us dreaming of sugarplums, candy canes, and prettily wrapped presents under the tree. Head over to Work Play Polish for the full tutorial.
Metallic Gold Accent Nail Art
If you’re looking for a mani with just a touch of metallic, test your hand at this plum and metallic gold foil nail art. Sammy from the Nailasaurus gives a full tutorial on her blog.
Metallic Blue Polish
A metallic blue nail polish is the perfect hue for a festive, wintry manicure. It’s simple yet stands out, and, best of all, is super easy to do. All you have to do is find the perfect polish, swipe on a few coats, and add a clear top coat to make ’em last.
Replicate a shattered layer of ice with this moody, metallic mani. You can achieve this look with either shatter polish or an intricate stamp. Camille first painted a coat of shimmery black polish on each nail, then dipped a vein stamp into a metallic raspberry shade and pressed on once the nails were dry. Get the tutorial here.
Rinceau Nail Art
Stamps are a great way to get intricate nail designs. Cristina of Let Them Have Polish achieved this rinceau nail art with the help of a Bundle Monster stamp and two gold polishes: a dark, shimmery polish for the base and a brighter, metallic gold for the pattern.
1960s mod is a huge beauty trend this season. This geometric take on the trend is soft, simple, and the perfect way to accent a killer holiday look. Follow Sammy’s tutorial on The Nailasaurus.
Damask Nail Art
Dainty, intricate patterns are perfect for the holiday season. Choose a soft hue, such as the pink Camille used, as a base coat on each nail. Once dry, dip a damask nail stamp into a second color—we prefer silver for winter months—and carefully apply to each nail. Finish with a topcoat and you’re ready for a rockin’ holiday party.