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Behold, five festive nail trends to try this Christmas

TextKro Vargas

@krocaine is back with the third instalment of the Nail Files. From frosty tips to a Burberry inspired plaid, these Chrimbo talons will see you through to the New Year

Dazed Beauty Contributing Editor Kro Vargas (@krocaine) is a nail juggernaut. A love that began in the nail salons of Queens, where she would spend the day with her grandmother as a kid, grew into a full-time career and an Instagram fanbase of over 50K. A psychedelic collage of everything from Sailor Moon to the creation of Adam, Fiji water to fashion monograms - her work is always kitsch and always fabulous. In her monthly column, Kro will shine a spotlight on the nail artists she is loving and the trends we should be following.

December is finally upon us. We’ve got tinsel, Mince pies, pigs in blankets, baubles, bubbles, parties, endless parties, bad Christmas jumpers, and a lot of last minute shopping still to do in the lead up to Jesus Christ’s birthday. “This month is all about looking good and good vibes as we prepare to bring in the new year,” says Kro. “Here are some of my favourite festive manicures to complete your favourite holiday look.”

Cold as ice

@britneytokyo turns these glass nails into a perfectly festive and cute holiday manicure. These nails are a great way to ring in the new year for all the extravagant gals out there.”

Get the look: DIY Nail Rhinestones

Plaid is the new plaid

“Miami artist @rosebnails uses a classic plaid print for this one of a kind holiday manicure. This print can easily fit any colour scheme to match your holiday mood.”

Get the look: Military Red No.300 and Stone No.104

Tickled pink

“If you’re in the holiday spirit but don’t want something too flashy on your nails @yuriosukanails creates a beautiful and sparkly ombre look for just enough glitz to get you through the season.”

Get the look: Barry M Glitterati Nail Paint

Under the mistletoe

“Miami artist @i_heart_nailart is all about the details. She loves to focus on thumbs and this is my favourite way to spruce up your holiday manicure. Pair these festive thumbs with the colour of your choice.”

Get the look: Mickey Minnie Mouse Nail Art Stickers

Jack Frost

“This wintery wonderland manicure was brought to you by Miami nail artist @theenailwitch. She uses intricate placing to pile on chunky iridescent Swarovski crystals and pearls to give you the perfect white Christmas, wherever in the world you may be.”

Get the look: Ivory Nail Art Pearls


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