Nail the perfect holiday manicure this season

It's officially party season, and the perfect holiday manicure is a great way to level-up your beauty look this December. 

Whether you opt for something subtle and classic, or go all out with festive nail art, we've got you covered.

From the perfect shades of red, to chic glitter and neutral offerings, there's something for everyone wanting to dip their toe (pun intended) into the nail game this holiday season.


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Our favourite way to tackle glitter is in a minimalistic mani, giving a subtle nod to the festive season that will suit any party look you have throughout the month and into the New Year. Opt for metallic hues of champagne, gold and silver. 

We love: CHANEL LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Tuxedo, Mavala Switzerland Nail Colour Pearl in Copper Gold and essie Luxeffects in Set In Stones.


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Of course, nothing screams festive more than a classic red, but what shade is the question? A deep red is our pick, and you could even try a layered look with multiple hues for a custom colour.

We love: ACRYLIQUE in Bloody Mary, Rimmel London Super Gel in Rock n Roll and OPI Nail Lacquer in Got The Blues For Red.


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So, you want to give a nod to the season, but maybe a full nail art design is just a little too much for you? How about something timeless like a French tip with a spin, or even festive coloured dots for a hint of Christmas cheer.

We love: DIOR Vernis Top Coat, Max Factor Nailfinity Gel Colour in Red Carpet Ready and GUCCI BEAUTY Vernis à Ongles Nail Polish in Melinda Green.


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If you're ready for a bold holiday nail, the sky is your limit with the amount of festive art designs you have to pick from. We love the deconstructed holly effects, and super cute present and candy cane vibes with pops of white and pink. Throw some glitter in there, and you're all set for party season.

We love: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Fanta-Seas, Revlon ColorStay™ Gel Envy™ Longwear Nail Enamel in Lucky In Love and manucurist Green Flash LED Nail Polish in Milky White.