11 Amazing Holiday Nail Art Ideas That Normal People Might Be Able to Recreate

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Don't click on Instagram's #christmasnails hashtag unless you want to be intimidated by hordes of nail art aficionados and their mad manicure skills. It's a jungle out there — a jungle of gold leaf, gel manis, nail art appliqués, and enough fine-motor-skills-required detailing to make Santa's head spin. Thankfully, you don't have to experience the self-doubt and hand-loathing that comes with wading through all of it in order to find your perfect manicure — we've done the dirty work for you.

All of the following manicures are guaranteed to blow your friends' minds, but just between you and me, they're not so out of your league that you couldn't DIY them with a tiny bit of patience and an even tinier nail art pen.

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