There’s no way that you don’t feel a little festive this time of year. Almost every single shop has hung up their tinsel and baubles and there are giant Christmas trees on display everywhere. Plus, you can be guaranteed to hear Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’ at least once a day on the radio.
But, if you find that you’re not quite in the Christmas spirit just yet, why not try one of these fun and festive nail looks:
GREEN WITH GOLD CRACKLE
Pair a leafy-green cream polish with shimmering gold flecks and you’ve basically got a tinseled Christmas tree on your hands. Either go the whole nine yards and have each nail in green and gold, or just paint the gold shatter on one finger on each hand as a statement nail.
Try: O.P.I Nail Polish in Jade is the New Black and O.P.I Shatter in Gold.
A couple of coats of a sparkling and glittery red will leave your nails not only looking a little bit fabulous, but they’ll look like tiny little Christmas baubles, too.
Hot tip for removing glitter polish: soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover and press it on your nail for 5-10 minutes before wiping the polish off.
Try: Ulta3 Nail Polish in Disco Fever.
FLECKS OF GLITTER
If an intense glitter mani isn’t quite up your street, then try a nail look that incorporates the shiny flecks in a way that almost looks like glittering fairy lights. Paint two coats of a cream green shade, then apply a matching glitter shade on just the tips of your nails.
Try: piCture pOlish in Marine and piCture pOlish in Ariel’s Tale.
RED AND SILVER
If the sight of a perfectly wrapped Christmas gift leaves you feeling all tingly with excitement, then why not try and emulate the combination of wrapping and ribbon on your nails? A creamy red base paired with lines of silver will leave your nails looking gloriously festive.
Try: 1000 Hour Metallic Nailz in Red and Silver.
CLASSIC GREEN AND RED COMBO
Nothing – NOTHING – says Christmas more than a red, green and white combo. You could paint each nail in a different shade, or you could just wear all three shades on each nail in an adorable cute and festive design.
Try: Salon Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Aflorable.
Which Christmas nail look would you try? Are you getting into the Christmas spirit?