17 Best Hanukkah Nails of 2020

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@paintboxnails, @oliveandjune

UM, Hanukkah is right around the corner (ish), which means it’s time to get excited about All of The Things, including ~nail art~ (hey, I can’t help it if I’m obsessed with the holidays). Sure, you could choose a little dreidel or maybe a menorah, but if you’re looking for nail art ideas that aren’t literal Hanukkah decorations and are a little more abstract (read: much easier and less time-consuming), I’ve gathered 17 cool design ideas that are perfect for the occasion.

You have until Hanukkah starts (which, by the way, is Dec. 10) to gather your supplies and practice these ideas, but no need to add one more thing to your impending holiday stresses: I broke down all the tips and best nail polish recommendations you need to copy each look so you can spend less time trying to opening the crusty old bottles of polish in your bathroom drawer and more time looking for the perfect Hanukkah game.


Blue and Chrome Mani for Hanukkah


Almond Nails With Blue Tips

If you’ve already got almond nails and want to work with your nail shape, paint the tips in varying shades of blue for a Hanukkah-worthy manicure.


All White With Accent Nails

We get it, unless you’re a nail pro, painting a teeny tiny menorah on your pinky finger is gonna be a no-go for Hanukkah. But a clean, simple mani like this with white nail polish and little twinkle stickers evokes the feeling of lit candles without all the hassle and shaky lines.


Abstract Blue Nail Designs

Speaking of shaky lines! If your Hanukkah nails have gone awry thanks to an overly ambitious idea, lean into your imperfection and turn it into an abstract design with two different shades of blue nail polish.

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