In The Spotlight: Christmas Nails

As if the festive season wasn’t exciting enough, who doesn’t the excuse to glam up their nails during the party period.

Read on to see our favourite Christmas Nail trends along with what you need to get the looks.

Glitter Tipped

The Look:

How To Get It:

Select the base colour of your choice, perhaps a festive red or a neutral nude, and apply as many coats as you desire, but skipping the top coat. Once these coats of colour have dried, gentle swipe the sheer, glitter nail varnish of your choice across the tip of your nails. Start lightly and layer the glitter to build the density up to how you want. If you want a straight line of glitter across your tips, sellotape a small piece of paper to act as a sharp barrier and then carefully remove it to reveal a sharp, precise glitter tip. Finish the look with a shiny top coat.

We love the Armani Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer over the OPI Nomads Dream Nail Polish.

Single Shimmer

The Look:

How To Get It:

Paint all of your nails the same shade, except one finger. Choose your glitter shade to paint onto your nail of choice, making sure it co-ordinates with the rest of your nails. The glitter shade may need a few more coats than the block colour so it isn’t too sheer, so use your judgement to build the glitter nail as much as you’d like. Finish with a glossy top coat across all nails!

We love the Dior Vernis rouge no. 999 nail polish paired with the Yves Saint Laurent Dazzling Lights Christmas Collector’s Edition ‘La Laque Couture’ nail polish in red.

All Over Glimmer

The Look:

How To Get It:

Apply the glitter metallic nail polish of your choice, over each of your nails. Once dry, apply glossy top coat and if you really want your claws to shine, apply two.

For extra Christmas sparkle, we love the Nails Inc Caffeine Hit nail polish and the Yves Saint Laurent Dazzling Lights Christmas Collector’s Edition ‘La Laque Couture’ nail polish in gold.

Festive Finger Art

The Look:

How To Get It:

Nail art is the perfect opportunity to get Christmassy and creative. Find a tutorial you want to recreate or make one up yourself. The best part about nail art is very little looks are the same, so you can guarantee you’ll have glamorous and stand out nails.

To create amazing nail art, we love the Ombre Nail Gift Set  and the Debenhams Rock Chick nail art set.

[image sources: Pinterest]

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