winter gel nail art ideas

We've got all the info you need on gel nail trends for this Winter plus loads of brilliant Christmas nail art inspiration. Merry Mani Christmas!

 

 

Half moon

Huge on the catwalks this season, we can’t get enough of half moon nail designs. Experiment with contrasting colours, glitters and multi-layers.
Look at this example from SensatioNail customer Goose.

Quick how-to: Apply your base coat as normal then apply the colour you want your half moon to be over the whole nail and set under the lamp. Using a French manicure sticker guide or circular sticker (the best and cheapest are the reinforcement stickers you can buy in stationery shops) apply to the area you want to reveal as the half moon. Paint your contrasting colour over the rest of the nail and set. Remove the sticker, apply the top coat as normal, set and there you have it – perfect half moon gel nails.

half moon manicure

Outline mani

Similar in technique to the half moon. Extra amazing when done with a glitter polish as seen on the Rolando Santana catwalk.

Quick how-to: Apply your base coat as normal then apply the colour you want the largest part of the nail to be over the whole nail and set under the lamp. Using a French manicure sticker guide or circular sticker (the best and cheapest are the reinforcement stickers you can buy in stationery shops) apply to the main part of the nail, leaving the area you want to paint as the outline exposed. Paint your contrasting colour or glitter polish over the exposed nail.

outline manicure

Flip manicures

Probably the most fun you can have with long nails. Paint the underside of your nail for a more unusual style statement. Try a contrasting block colour, marbling, stripes or even paint letters. There are no limits when it comes to the flip manicure. More is more!

 

High shine and glitter

Super shiny nails are everywhere this season. SensatioNail gel polish sets with an amazing high shine so we’ve got that covered for you!
Sparkle Christmas is the time to sparkle and shine so get those glitter puffers out and go wild! Find out how to use the Glitter Puffers here. Mix glitter to any colour to maximise the Christmas sparkle. Even black polish gets a festive twist with added glitter.

black sparkle sensationail gel polish

Want to know which colours are on-trend for this winter? We've put a list of the most fashionable colours and tips here

As always, share your Christmas party looks with us via Facebook and Twitter. Here’s our pick of the best (and cutest) so far

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