Winter is officially in the building, and Jack Frost is definitely nipping at our noses! Luckily, you can thwart the winter blues with healthy, sparkly nails just in time for the holidays. Check out these winter nail trends and get some tips on how to care for your nails during the colder months.
What you need to have stunning nails this winter
Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t be cute. Experiment with these winter trends that will make your jingle bells rock!
Nails gone stylishly wild. No matter what season it is nail art is always in vogue. Nail art trends are even more fun in the wintertime because we have back to back holidays – and as if we need it - that gives us just one more reason to get a couple of extra accent nails or a snowman decal.
Winter nail art designs are long, elegant and over the top, and this is a beautiful thing…literally! Swarovski crystal-encrusted nails are all the rage. Also, abstract prints and spikes deserve honorable mention. But if you are going for nail art this winter, go for the nail art gusto. More is more these days.
Heavy metal. And speaking of over the top, metallic nail polishes are making a comeback in a major way this season. Beyond traditional gold and silver metallics, blues, purples, coppers, greens, burgundies and yes, even neutrals have gone platinum. These shiny polishes are a sure hit for fast glam for those who want a quick glow up.
Jewels and jewelry. Everybody knows that a diamond is a girl’s best friend, but did you know that sapphires, rubies, and amethysts make comparable companions too? Basic manicures get a major upgrade this season with jewels paired with glittery jewel-colored polishes. No doubt this combination will heat up any cold, dreary day.
Healthy nail tips to get you through the winter
So, you know you can’t be jazzy with raggedy nails, right? Though winter nail trends are hot, the cold can leave your nails and cuticles ugly, dry and brittle. To ward off the effects of chilling winter weather, make sure you are taking steps to also care for your nails.
Here are 3 tips for maintaining healthy hydrated nails this winter.
Keep your hands moisturized. It might seem like an artless fix, but creamy moisturizers protect, hydrate and seal in moisture. Get you some!
Mind your manis. Getting regular manicures ensures that you are getting some sort of proper nail care this season, so don’t skip your nail appointments because it’s too cold to go outside. Go, and then get the extras that add additional moisture like paraffin treatments. Paraffin hydrates the skin, nails, and cuticles. It’s soothing, and it locks in moisture to protect your digits from harsh temps.
Apply cuticle oil or cuticle cream daily. One of the first signs that your nails are dehydrated is cracked peel-y cuticles. Protect your nails and cuticles by applying cuticle oil or cream directly to your cuticles, nails and surrounding skin daily.
Stay warm. Happy winter nails!