Something I am often bad at is making time to do my nails. I’m never going to be one of those people that goes for regular manicures and always has freshly painted nails, but at this time of the year it is so nice to have festive nails that actually look pretty! If you are looking for some inspiration or want to pick up a lovely Christmas gift for someone special then the below products could be absolutely perfect….
Leighton Denny Gift Sets
Leighton Denny has some gorgeous gift sets just in time for Christmas. Here’s the low-down!
The Glitz & The Glam Collection (RRP £18) – A unique duo containing 2 complimentary nail polishes, beautiful on their own or layered. A glam deep hue and a snowglobe-effect glitzy top coat to take from desk to dancefloor! The more you shake the glitter polish, the higher intensity finish you get!
Choose from Sweet Antique & Vintage Chic – A pairing of gorgeous gold bronze and rich velvety red. Or Silver Siren & Merrymaker – A silvery blue and a mysterious black grape. All of these products are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, and free from the ‘5 nasties’. Available to purchase from Leighton Denny Expert Nails, M&S, John Lewis, Look Fantastic and FeelUnique.
Mavala Gift Sets for Festive Nails
Achieve a salon-worthy manicure this festive season with the Mavala bauble and gift sets. My absolute favourites are below!
Pink Cosmic Bauble: This is a long-wearing, glittery fuchsia nail polish that comes perfectly displayed within a see through Christmas tree ornament.
Mavala Nail Polish Duo Riga & Pink Diamond: If you are looking for a lighter, less dramatic look then this set is perfect!
Formulated with the brand’s unique vegan formula and microscopic air pockets, the nail varnish allows natural nails to breathe and absorb nutrients to leave them feeling strong and cared for. Fast-drying and easy to apply and remove. Free from harmful ingredients such as formaldehyde, phthalate, toluene, camphor, xylene, animal ingredients and preservatives. Available from FeelUnique and LookFantastic.
Korres Gel Effect Nail Colour
The new Gel Effect Nail Colour from Korres is perfect for painting your nails this Christmas. The polish ensures a luminous shade and a perfect long-lasting gloss shine, as it covers nails with a uniform colored film. With a gel texture, the new nail colour is super rich, intense and chip-resistant; the professional-grade application and result is also owed to the specially designed brush.
The colour lasts up to 10 days, maintaining the smooth finish and high shine until it is removed. The nail-caring formula is developed with nutritious sweet almond oil, 18 wheat and soy amino acids similar to nail keratin amino acids, and moisturising provitamin B5, to enhance the strength and elasticity of the nails, while protecting and improving their texture. Available from LookFantastic.
Committed to continuous advancement and creating safe and effective lacquer formulas, butter LONDON has launched Patent Shine 10X™ Nail Lacquers, the first 10-in-1 nail lacquer made with Patented Shock Resisting Polymer Technology. Combining professional salon colour and gel-like wear with a nail-strengthening formula, Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquers deliver high-shine, chip-free and richly-pigmented colour that lasts up to 10 days.
I absolutely love the ‘Yummy Mummy’ shade for a classic everyday winter look. Or why not keep things a little more festive with a bold, deep red to really set the tone! Available from www.MarksandSpencer.com, www.JohnBellCroyden.co.uk, www.Feelunique.com, www.LookFantastic.com, www.Amazon.co.uk and more!