Christmas is the one time of year, when you can wear as much glitter and sequins as you like and no one else can call it tacky. Or something like that. But basically 11 months of the year, I have no interest in glitter or sequins but then come December, you could throw glitter on me and I’d be like ‘More! More!’ My usual basic nail choices are swapped for glitter, and after I showed my current fave glitter nail look on Instagram, so many of you asked for a post on it and I thought why not show you two of my favourite usual Christmas nail looks?
So let’s start with the nails that inspired this whole post, a pale pink with a gold glitter accent, which trust me was SO easy to do! I used essie Fiji (which please excuse the state of my bottle, you can tell it’s very well loved!) I also used essie Rock At The Top which is a chunky gold glitter. Annoyingly when I did these just normally, they worked out perfect but when I did them for this post, they ended up looking a bit shoddy. Typical!
All I did was, put on two coats of Fiji, then popped on a quick dry top coat to ensure the colour was dry before I started to pop the glitter on. I then would take the glitter polish, and making sure the brush wasn’t too loaded with glitter, because less is more here.
Then I’d literally dab on the glitter around the bottom on my nail, just dab on until there’s however much glitter you like. That was it, then pop on a top coat and you are sorted.
It literally took me about 10 minutes and if you take your time, watch TV and don’t stress yourself out trying to get good pictures for your blog, you will probably do a really good job. It’s definitely a favourite nail look of mine and seriously easy to do!
Next is a little grey and you guessed it more, glitter action. For this one, I used Tanya Burr’s Duvet Day a blue toned pale grey and then for the glitter, I used essie’s Summit Of Style, a bronze chunky glitter. For this, I painted again two coats of Duvet Day, then added a quick dry top coat on top.
Then I added the glitter on the tips, again just dabbing along the top of my nail, I tend to start with a little glitter then build it up bit by bit. For the accent nail, I used a little sponge and then put the glitter on this to get a more full coverage look.
I then dabbed on the glitter bit by bit, things did get a little messy, but you can always peel it off when it’s dry. Then pop on a top coat and you are all set. Though let’s all just try and not think about how much of a nightmare this is going to be to remove.
I’ve been wearing these two nail looks non stop recently, and I’ve had so many compliments about them. I don’t think they’re too difficult to do but still add a little Christmassy look without being too in your face!
So I hope you liked this post, and have found some nail inspiration this Christmas. Do you have a go to Christmas nail look?