13 Festive (& Seriously Chic) Holiday Manicures To Copy This Season

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Imagine, for a second, that you've just stepped through the door of a swanky holiday party. You're wearing a variation of your dream outfit — a velvet jumpsuit, heels, earrings that look like Hermès but are actually H&M — when someone hands you a skinny crystal champagne flute, like a scene out of a movie. You smile, eagerly stretch your fingers towards the stem, and, at that precise moment, remember the one detail you forgot: to schedule a manicure.
Instead of getting stuck kicking yourself at the eleventh hour — digging your fingers deep in the pockets of your jumpsuit (thank god for pockets, right?) — give yourself a fun, festive, easy-to-DIY manicure ahead of the party this time around. Ahead, 13 chic, elevated, subtly seasonal manicures (as in, no red-nosed reindeer or melted snowmen) that you'll be happy to spy on your nails any time you reach for a cocktail, from now through New Year's Eve.

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