Blogmas Day 15: Christmas Day Nails

15 December 2013

Come Christmas day, I'm placing a ban on nude nail polish and rocking a more festive shade (I'm keeping it strictly red, gold and green).  These are colours which I rarely get round to wearing, so I've layered a few of them up and hung them in my tree. As you do...

The Reds:
This was a bit of an easy peasy one for me. For a more 'sophisticated' evening look it's hands down Chanel Rouge Noir, a deep blood red that I've raved about before. For a more fun, day time nail it's a combination of Nicole by OPI Sealed With A Kris (probably my favourite red nail polish of all time) layered over Nails Inc Covent Garden Market. This is a full coverage red glitter top coat which I definitely don't use enough, and makes a perfect pairing with Sealed With A Kris.

The Greens:
For a Christmas tree coloured nail, I went straight for OPI Nein Nein Nein! OK Fine! I loved every polish in the OPI Germany collection and this is a real winner. It's a unique dark forest green colour which manages to look sophisticated and seasonal at the same time. Because you can't get enough glitter at Christmas, I'm tempted to layer on OPI Shatter The Scales too. This is a beautiful shimmery crackle version of Nein Nein Nein, and would look perfect layered over a gold nail.

The Golds:
Speaking of golds, here we go. For a full on look, I used Illamasqua Swinger. I also added this to the tips of Nein Nein and thought that the gold was a really pretty contrast to the darkness. Top coat wise, I've got two options: American Apparel Meteor Shower which is packed full of gold flakes, and OPI Gold Shatter. Both look very pretty layered up, but Meteor Shower is my favourite of the two for it's luxe look. Now I just need to decide which combination I'm going to wear - wish me luck.
This is day 15 of Blogmas 2013. To view all of my other Blogmas posts, click here.


  1. They're all so pretty! The red OPI shades are the best, really striking :-)


  2. Such cute ideas for christmas nails!


  3. it's all about the reds and glitter at Christmas time for me :) xx Love your blog and the design!! !

  4. The red glitter polish is stunning! Gorgeous for Christmas day :)
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

  5. Lovely picks, can't go wrong with a bit of glitter at xmas either! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  6. Beautiful Christmas nail colours. I've booked into the beauty salon to have mine done tomorrow :)

    Lovely blog, following.


  7. Love the reds!

  8. Oooh the American Apparel glitter is gorgeous, love it over the grey colour :)

  9. I adore all of these nail looks, especially the black and gold and red and gold!x


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