Nail art isn’t my thing. I am always absolutely blown away by the skill of nail artists who can paint such amazing designs or just use clever tricks on the tiny little canvas that is a nail… but for me, just getting a gradient glitter can be a challenge. Mainly due to impatience. So easy christmas nail looks are the way to go if you’re either clumsy or impatient like me. Or just simply don’t have time in the mad rush before Christmas to be faffing around with nails. These are two simple to do Christmas nail looks – one on the classy crimson and gold side and another on the classic Crimbo look of Santa red with white glitter top coat.
Burgundy & Gold: Classy Christmas Nail Look
The personalised (BJL) cap Nails Inc shades arrived this week and I had them sitting on my desk and couldn’t resist reaching for the dark burgundy – I’m not 100% if it’s Victoria or Sloane Mews as it doesn’t have a name on it. But Nails Inc Victoria* is one of my all time favourites and I do love a dark nail. Especially as I tend to wear mine short. Then I added a little festive touch with the Essie shade of ‘Beyond Cozy’ golden glitter. This was a LE shade so not sure it’s too easy to get your hands on now – but Bourjois actually do a similar shade called I applied this by dropping a splodge (technical term) onto a piece of card and using a make-up sponge to dap it on lightly, building up towards the tip to create the gradient. Such an easy look to do but a nice classy side of glitter for Christmas…
Red & Snowflakes: Classic Christmas Nail Look
Ok, so this nail combo is ALL about the Christmas shades. The classic true red (incidentally this is called Pure Red from Estee Lauder*) – this polish is AMAZING quality. I’ve always loved Estee Lauder polishes (think I’m a sucker for the ice-cube like bottle) but hadn’t used them in a while and forgot how good they are. This was opaque after one coat but I went for two just to be sure. Then the top coat is the Nails Inc Snowflake Topcoat ‘Kensington Church Street’* (This one came via ASOS but is now showing as out of stock on there). A mix of white glitter chunks and little shards to create a snowflake effect on the nails. The combination of classic white and red just makes me think of Santa. Happy days. This one is the easiest to do as it’s as simple as a slick of top coat. I would suggest a quick dry coat over the top just to finish though or else glitter can feel a bit rough.
So there we have it – two super-easy Christmas nail looks for the big day. Now I have one of each on my hands right now…the question is, which do I take off and which do I keep… or should I just go random and keep both mis-matched… a new nail trend maybe?
Oh, and HAPPY CHRISTMAS!