As we all dig into an inevitable, months-long sweatpants chore, a new spin of winter nail ideas is here to break up the monotony. This year especially, nails are more than ever a treat. Who among us has not known the momentary joy of looking down between endless meetings or another round of hand washes to revel in a fun print, a hint of shimmer or a touch of our favorite winter nail polish staring at us?
This season the biggest nail designs are all about maximum fun with minimum work. Of course, there are the beautiful dark green and dark red nail polishes that are always on trend this time of year. But there are also plenty of unexpected winter manicures that you can easily paint from the comfort of your couch (preferably with a glass of wine and something wellness pulled from Netflix). Think shimmering shades that go just as well with sweatshirts as they do with the LBD you're taking out for the first time in two years, or quirky stickers that give the look of nail art without any fuss.
So whatever your tastes or your dexterity, scroll on for the coolest winter nail ideas that will take you through the holidays and into 2022.
Why wear a glittery nail polish when you can wear two? Divide the difference with your favorite sparkly shades or go for a kit (like Paintbox's Powerful Couples) that pairs two stunners for you.
A glitzy single line is like a jewel for the fingertips and makes your nails look extra long.
Well done to the most perfect shimmering polish we've ever seen. (It's Essie in semi-precious tones, in case you think so, too.)
Mismatched nail art isn't going anywhere this winter, at least because it's the easiest nail art to do yourself. Pastels and neons are definitely still going strong, but if you want more on-trend shades with the seasons, go for muted blues with rusty browns and red.
For all the Folklore fans around the house, let a thread of gold tie your look together.