Christmas Nails: Red and Gold

Christmas Nails: Red and Gold

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I realise you might be thinking that we’re only half way through November, but I am so excited for Christmas already from going to the lights switch on and markets in Manchester. I decided to start the season by painting my nails with Christmassy colours, with a red and gold theme. I had a practise on a nail wheel first and found that this combination worked best when building up the colours.

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I’ve used the Dior Vernis in 999 as the base colour, which I’ve reviewed here previously. It’s a beautiful, bright red with no shimmer and is one of my favourite polishes. I’ve then used the Barry M Red Glitter varnish at the base of the nail and brushed just past half way to start off the slight ombré effect. I always love red and gold for Christmas colours so then used a little bit of the Nails Inc Glamour Glitter which came with Glamour Magazine last year. It’s fairly sparse so just adds a nice twinkle. At the very base, I’ve used a chunky gold glitter nail polish by Revlon. Topped off with the Seche Vite Top Coat, I’m left with super shiny and smooth Christmas nails.

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Please ignore my awful cuticles, I wanted to show you a close up! What are your favourite Christmas nails? If you’ve done a similar post, feel free to leave links below.