Christmas Nails! Inspiration For Nails For The Coming Holidays

Two weeks down to Christmas!

What better way to get into the holiday season than with nail polish.

This Christmas, I am somehow more in the mood for basic hues like white, plain red or nude tones. I much prefer subtle designs, rather than overbold nail art of painted snowmen and reindeer. Here are a few of my favourites, and likely what I'll be sporting for the holidays this year. What do you think?

This is Butter London's Pillar Box Red. I love how potent this red is. It's the exact shade of red/scarlet I've been looking for. Best nail polish investment ever, because I'm going to recycle this colour for Chinese New Year next year! :D Can you imagine I only used one (fairly thick) coat?

I decided to give Korean cosmetics brand, Clio, a go. I've used their eyeliner in the past before but not their line of nail polish. The nude colour is shade S206, and the rose gold glitter is S408. So sad that they don't have funky names like other brands. Or maybe they do, but in Korean?

Anyway, these colours don't photograph as well. Trust me when I say that both shades are really sweet and totally elegant as a combo. By far, one of my favourite colours together for Christmas. Don't you think the glitter looks super Christmasy?

I'm very pleased to announce that the nude (S206) is very pigmented, requiring only one coat. Magnifique! Especially at it's price tag.

(Clio products can be found in Watson's and Sasa.)

But if you insist on being a little more groovy this Christmas, polka dots maybe?
(Sorry had to paint my toes, ran out of fingers! :P)

This is the same Butter London colour, but this time I added white (OPI in Alpine Snow) with a dotting tool.

I tried different variations, this time with Gold. Very subtle difference.
This is, in my opinion, quite a difficult gold to find. It's slightly a little more Christmasy with diamond like glitter. Just somehow reminds me of Christmas ornaments (sorry the pictures are not exactly sharp, will upload a fresh batch in higher resolution later tonight). The colour I'm using is actually an old colour from The Face Shop (GL111). I'm not sure if they still carry this colour but there are other variations of the same colour such as Orly's Luxe, OPI's My Favourite Ornament and China Glaze's Goldie but Goodie.

Now, the one colour I don't have, but am totally lusting for this year:

China Glaze's Glam or Essie's A Cut Above. So prettyyyyy *droool
I know it's quite similar to the Clio colour I already have, but still, not quite the same :P 

So of all the colours, which is your favourite? Have you decided what you'll be wearing for Christmas this year?

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All photos by Moose Pixels.
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