I can never resist nail polish and change it nearly as many times as I change my outfits. Like fellow blogger Indra from Alice In Beautyland http://aliceinbeautyland.co.uk/ says, ‘Nails are jewels, not tools’. I see nails as an extension of my outfit, like a lovely statement piece of jewellery and when my nails are chipped and jagged I simply feel undone.
Recently I am loving this classic red ‘Beaufort Street’ by Nails Inc http://nailsinc.com/ . It has plasticiser technology so there is a very glossy, gel effect. Red nails always look classy and for the holidays at least you will match Santa’s costume if you are rocking a red nail.
I have also recently grown to love No7’s nail range at Boots http://boots.com. I’ve been looking for a good base coat and a good top coat (there is a difference) for my nails and No7 has both of them for a reasonable £6.00 each. What you put on the base of your nails should be gentle and you should never apply nail polish directly to nails as the colour will leach into your nails and that’s when your nails get stained. No7 Stay Perfect Nail Base Coat improves wear and condition of nails and prevents breaks and splits for a stronger nail.
No7’s Stay Perfect Nail Top Coat dries in seconds as well so this is great to use if you don’t have much time and also helps to make your mani last longer and prevent chipping. For nail and make-up looks from No7 for the holiday season you can also check out http://www.boots.com/en/No-7/No7-make-up-inspiration/Get-the-look/
Red and Gold are the perfect colours for a holiday nail look and my top picks include No7 Gel-Look Shine Nail Colour in Golden Sands (top right). The colour is a lovely rose gold and the brushes of the No7 nail range are good for applying nail polish as well and make the application process very easy. If you don’t like rose gold you can opt for a luxe classic gold with No 7 Stay Perfect Exquisite Gold (top left).
With the darker days I also like to go for darker nail colours so absolutely love No7 Stay Perfect Nail Polish in Patent Blue. This is a glossy deep blue and paired with the Lola Ultra Shine Nail Polish (available from Marks & Spencer) in Sandstorm on your ring finger you can rock a lovely colour-blocking style that’s perfect for the holiday season.