If you’re anything like us, Christmas equals glitter, glitter and, well, more glitter. But if you’re sick of the sight of the sparkling stuff, it might be time to mix up your mani. Not sure where to start? Here are our five favourite Instagram looks to get you on your merry way. All you need is some good polish, a nail striping brush or two and a steady hand…  

BLACK OUT

We are like a snowflake, all different in our own beautiful way ❄️#winteriscoming

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Who says black can’t be Christmassy? Not us! These black matte snowflake nails sleigh!

Capturing three of our fave things about Christmas – glitter, snowflakes and fir trees – these nails are the stuff of Christmas Eve dreams.

If you’re more into neutrals than trad colours, why not go for grey? A touch of sparkle and a sprinkling of snowflakes add eye-catching detail.

CHECKED OUT

Stripes shouldn’t be saved for your scarf! This tartan-style check adds a festive spin, sans sparkle.

RUDOLPH RULES

This reindeer manicure reminds us of a dialled-down Christmas jumper. Perfect for types that like their Christmas beauty a little on the subtle side with no glitter in sight.