5 Festive Manicures Perfect For Your Christmas Party

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The holiday manicure kills two birds with one stone: It's an hour of R&R (which we all could use ahead of party season), and you walk out of the salon with a shiny festive accessory that will last for a week, or three, depending on the formula.
But shellac versus powder gel versus traditional polish isn't the biggest nail decision you have to make this season — it's the design that you're going to get. Lucky for you, this winter's biggest trends are some of the chicest, subtlest takes on the ubiquitous, often-cheesy 'Christmas' manicure.
From ornate white snowflakes to velvet burgundy stripes, however you're celebrating the holidays, you'll find plenty of inspiration ahead.