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Trending Winter Gel Nail Ideas To Beat the Winter Blues

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Ah winter, a season deserving of more adoration. Whilst often associated with a time of plunging, polar temps, blustery winds and frostbitten fingertips, it also gifts us cosy comforts, plush sweaters, toasty nights in and beautiful, rich manicures. 

This season, it’s all about capturing the frost-kissed beauty with a touch of sophistication. Winter nail trends for 2023 effortlessly combine classic dark, muted tones with subtle pops of understated colour, creating a captivating contrast against the snowy backdrop and celebrating the magic of the season. Whether you’re drawn to timeless deep blues, icy white delights or frosty shimmering glitters, Gelous has got everything you need to give your gel manicure an on-trend wintry refresh. 

Murder on the Dancefloor Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Murder on the Dancefloor gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

This sultry blend of rich-berry red and glimmering glitter is the ultimate winter warmer. Cosy, yet chic, Murder on the Dancefloor effortlessly transitions from snuggly nights in to glamorous nights out, radiating femininity and confidence wherever you go. With this killer shade, your gel mani will be the centre of attention all season long.

Vitamin Sea Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Vitamin Sea gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

A vibrant, royal blue Gel Nail Polish is an absolute staple for your winter manicure rotation. Soaking up the serenity and stillness that this picturesque season brings, Vitamin Sea is total bliss. The perfect cool-toned accompaniment to the polar temps, its brighter tones make for a fun, youthful vibe that’s bound to make waves.

Socialite Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Socialite gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

Channel your inner ice queen with Socialite, a frosty delight that shimmers and glimmers with glamour. There’s no denying that glitter Gel Nail Polishes are a winter manicure's best friend, and this soft silvery-champagne hue perfectly captures the beauty of the season with its pop of glitzy goodness.

Whiteout Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Whiteout gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

Possibly the most winter-coded colour, Whiteout is as fresh as it looks. Matching the crisp, snowy tones that are currently colouring our lives, this eye-catching shade is our purest, starkest, white. Winter wonderland in a bottle, this arctic-inspired hue is guaranteed to deliver a bold, bright mani that’ll have you embracing the chill from the first coat.

Steel My Thunder Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Steel My Thunder gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

A dark, moody hue that matches the seasonal colour palette, Steel My Thunder exudes all the stormy vibes. Winter’s a great time to reach for more deep, intense shades with the dreariness of grey days and the dramatic nature of the season. Whilst a darker Gel Nail Polish is somewhat predictable, this colour is electrified with smoky champagne glitters to take your mani to a whole new level of edgy glamour.

Mull It Over Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Mull It Over gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

Warm up with Mull It Over, a sophisticated, luxurious shade that proves classics never go out of style. A deep, wine-hued brown elevated with an irresistible metallic shimmer, this polish offers the ultimate in seasonal treats and comforts. Pairs well with a good book, a spicy mulled wine and a roaring fireplace - you can’t go wrong.

Pink Cashmere Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Pink Cashmere gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

Who says pastels are only spring and summer appropriate? Pink Cashmere gives your warmer-weather pastel Gel Nail Polish a wintry touch with its cooler, more muted base. As delicate as cashmere, this sweet shade will warm your heart in the best way. Layer it with your cosiest sweater, comfiest beanie and cuddliest scarf for full effect.

Garden of Eden Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Garden of Eden gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

A fresh take on your traditional winter mani, Garden of Eden is the perfect Gel Nail Polish for livening up your gloomy days. A welcome pop of colour against the moody monochrome weather, this yellow-hued green offers a warmer touch to your gel manicure for a brief winter escape. Sure to beat the winter blues, this is the ultimate ‘pick-me-up’ shade.

Once in a Blue Moon Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Once in a Blue Moon gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

When Black Gel Nail Polish feels a bit too intense, but you’re still in the mood for a dark hue, navy blue nails strike the perfect balance. A versatile choice that complements all styles and occasions, Once in a Blue Moon is an essential for the cooler months. A deep, midnight blue, this shade creates a captivating allure that will undoubtedly draw you in as the temperatures dip.

Tutu Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Tutu gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

So simple yet so chic, Tutu is a shade full of delicate charm. With a feminine feel, this beige-pink shade opts for a more muted undertone and is complete with soft holographic glitters dancing throughout. It takes your classic winter nude and elevates it into a truly elegant mani, pairing beautifully with delicate knitwear and stylish coats.

Winter Nail Art Looks

Frosted Tips Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Frosted Tips Gel Nail Art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Frosty fingertips at the ready, this dazzling set puts a wintry twist on your classic French manicure. To recreate it, use a barely-there sheer such as French Kiss Gel Nail Polish for the base and the glitzy-glam Socialite for your French tip. Glistening like freshly fallen snow, follow this up by using the shade Black Out to delicately draw on your stars, before dusting on a sprinkle of Gold Mirror Chrome Powder to complete the stunning look. An especially twinkly set that brings the magic of winter to you, these dazzling French tips are a firm favourite for the season.

To recreate our Frosted Tips gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Winter Marble Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Winter Marble Gel Nail Art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Bringing winter’s colour palette to life, this marble gel manicure transforms your nails into miniature works of art. With its effortless elegance, you can’t go wrong with a marble mani; a go-to choice for a chic and refined look, and exceptionally easy to create. Begin with an uncured coat of Blooming Gel over a French Kiss base, before swiping Hurricane Alley, Whiteout, Skipping Stones and Silver Lining on your Resin Nail Art Palette. Swirl these frost-kissed shades together using your Dotting Tool as though it’s a blustery blizzard, before scooping up them up with your Oblique Brush and weaving them down the nail to create icy veins. Reminiscent of frozen landscapes and snowy wonders, this set feels like a real winter wonderland.

To recreate our Winter Marble gel nail art, watch our Youtube tutorial here.

Matte Flowers Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Matte Flowers Gel Nail Art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Bidding farewell to the ‘brrr’ with the gentle beauty of a winter garden, this set keeps it sweet and simple with delicate floral details in seasonal tones. Once in a Blue Moon forms the perfect midnight base, with its rich, dark hues, offering the perfect contrast against the stark Whiteout petals and sweet Pink Cashmere flowers. To create them, paint the inner circle of the flower using pink Gel Nail Polish and a Dotting Tool, paired with white Gel Nail Polish and a Chiseled Silicone Tool to gently dab on the petals. Seal the look with a Matte Top Coat for a trendy hint of texture - the perfect finishing touch for a contemporary winter vibe.

To recreate our Matte Flowers gel nail art, watch our Youtube tutorial here.

Golden Swirls Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Gilded Tips Gel Nail Art - photographed in New Zealand on model

She’s beauty, she’s grace, this stunning set embodies elegance for the ultimate wintry embrace. Mixing a sultry red nail polish with glimmering gold foils, this luxurious combination feels very high-end. Create the look by first coating some of your nails with Murder on the Dancefloor and others with our most popular sheer, French Kiss. Reaching for Murder on the Dancefloor once again, paint your tips on a slight angle and cure, before drawing a thin line with your Foil Gel to create a delicate border that separates your painted tip from your classy base. Once cured, press on the Gold Metallic Nail Foil using a Silicone Tool, before gently peeling it away to reveal your most sophisticated set yet. We can’t get enough of this glamorous wintry look, and with its captivating beauty, it’s easy to see why.

To recreate our Golden Swirls gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Don’t get caught in the cold without a gorgeous set of gel nails this winter. Cosy up on the couch and create your very own at-home gel manicure with Gelous’ on-trend Gel Nail Polishes and Gel Nail Art. We’d love to see what wintry nails you’ve crafted, so be sure to share your stunning creations and tag us @gelous.co!

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