Beautiful nails are the perfect finishing touch to the ultimate Christmas party outfit. Subtle and demure or out-there and bold, whatever your style there’s a super-stylish nail trend to keep you ahead of the fashion pack this season…
New neutrals: If you love to switch up your style day-t0-day then a neutral shade will make sure your talons can keep up with your pace. Not only that, they’re a huge trend for A/W 14, seen on the catwalks of Carolina Herrera and Diane von Furstenberg. Make like Julianne Hough and choose a creamy, sheer nude like OPI Passion to add some serious sophistication to your look.
Red Hot: Always in fashion at Christmas, you really can’t go wrong with a flash of vibrant red. Go for OPI So Hot It Berns to make a bold statement à la Jaime Winstone.
Reverse French Mani: Get creative with your style and decorate your talons with this quirky twist on the classic French manicure. For striking results choose a darker base colour to cover the whole nail. (We recommend OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm to recreate Christina Milian’s cool shades.) Once dry, carefully dab a lighter mauve shade over the half-moons of your nails such as OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around.
Ultimate Glitz: If all-out glamour is your thing, take a leaf out of J.Lo’s book and paint your nails in shimmering gold. We love the metallic finish of OPI With A Nice Finnish. For maximum sparkle, complete the look with a coat of the eye-catching OPI Comet In The Sky.
If you still can’t nail down your perfect Christmas trend, don’t panic! Treat yourself (or a friend if you’re feeling generous!) to the OPI Gwen Stefani Trend On Ten Gift Set of 10 varied and colourful mini nail lacquers to suit any outfit or occasion.
(Photos clockwise from top left: Julianne Hough, Startraks Photo/REX; Jaime Winstone, Ken McKay/ITV/REX, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian, both Startraks Photo/REX)