The Festive Nail Favourites

We all know it’s not quite Christmas without a festive nail, that bit’s pretty straight forward. But choosing which polish? Not so straight forward. At the moment I’m currently trying to choose between three of my favourite festive polishes, I’m rubbish when it comes to deciding so hopefully the decision will be made before it hits midnight. But if in doubt, a snapchat to my friends should help me make my mind up. Below are the polishes that made the Christmas cut…

The Party Red: No joke, it’s actually called “Party Red”, perfect for the festive season. A beautiful deep red that’s bright enough to be festive, but the slightly darker tone gives it a more sophisticated edge.

The Pinky Red: (Barry M “Raspberry”) One of my all time favourite polishes that I purchased back in the day when Barry M was a luxury purchase. If you don’t like reds then this is a great alternative and, as with all Barry M polishes, the formula works really well on my nails and lasts for a good 4 days without chipping.

The Glitter Polish: A berry toned glitter from Essie’s last Christmas collection (don’t panic, there’s a very similar one in this years mini set), I always forget how much I love this one until I apply it. Yes, it’s a pain to get off, but that also means it’s going nowhere. Every cloud…

The Nude Christmas Nail: For those of you who prefer a more neutral nail all year round, but want something with a bit of festive cheer: Orly’s “VIP” nail polish. I loveeee.

What are you wearing on your nails this Christmas? 


  1. BoardingTogether
    23 Dec 2013 / 7:48 pm

    I have become obsessed with Lancome Vernis in Love in the color 154M Miss Coquelicot – True red. Check out my post for what it looks like:

    P.S. I'm a new follower

  2. Laura Brockway
    23 Dec 2013 / 7:49 pm

    Sorry, but what are they called? :S choosing is hard!

  3. Esme Peirce
    23 Dec 2013 / 7:52 pm

    I've been loving models own in red alert as my christmas red ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  4. Simplybeautifulelegant
    23 Dec 2013 / 7:57 pm

    great post!

  5. Hannah
    23 Dec 2013 / 8:05 pm

    The Essie polish looks gorgeous
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

  6. annie.
    23 Dec 2013 / 8:06 pm

    I have that glittery Essie, and it really is a pain in the butt to get off!

    Annie |

  7. Sara Chergui
    23 Dec 2013 / 9:17 pm

    Cute blog post !
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog, you can win a bottle of Burberry Brit !

  8. Rebecca Morgan
    23 Dec 2013 / 9:47 pm

    Really great selection. I'm loving reds lately! x

  9. Eloise .D
    23 Dec 2013 / 9:53 pm

    Lovely nail polishes, I picked up Essie Chocolate Cakes which is a beautiful burgundy shade, which I will be wearing this christmas topped with OPI Pirouette my whistle. Really want to get my hands on that Orly shade, never seen a polish quite like it!
    Hope you've had a great Christmas Eve Eve!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

  10. Michelle
    23 Dec 2013 / 11:18 pm

    lovely selection!

  11. skinny-donut
    23 Dec 2013 / 11:53 pm

    Gorgeous selection!

  12. Maddy
    24 Dec 2013 / 8:42 am

    Love the glitter polish from essie, it looks so gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  13. Stephanie Tang
    24 Dec 2013 / 9:04 am

    That Essie polish immediately caught my eye, it's so gorgeous and perfect for the holiday season!
    Stephanie | Love, August

  14. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    24 Dec 2013 / 9:19 am

    So many fun choices this year the sparkly Essie looks lovely! Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  15. Lauren
    24 Dec 2013 / 9:59 am

    The essie polish looks gorgeous!

  16. Lucy Cole
    24 Dec 2013 / 11:29 am

    I've just painted my nails red!Xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

  17. Emily Golding- Beauty By Emily
    24 Dec 2013 / 11:48 am

    My nails are red this christmas too! I did a blog post on it the other day ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that essie glitter polish it looks fab!

    Emily xx

  18. daniella-r
    24 Dec 2013 / 11:49 am

    That essie glitter polish is lovely! Going to do my festive nails tonight ๐Ÿ™‚
    Daniella x

  19. Lauren Parker
    24 Dec 2013 / 12:22 pm

    Love the glittery polish' perfect for christmas day!


  20. Sophie
    24 Dec 2013 / 1:42 pm

    You really can't go wrong with a Barry M polish!

  21. Olivia Law
    24 Dec 2013 / 2:47 pm

    I am SO obsessed with that Essie polish! xo

  22. Hayley
    24 Dec 2013 / 4:36 pm

    Raspberry is a gorgeous colour ๐Ÿ™‚
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  23. Simplybeautifulelegant
    24 Dec 2013 / 6:38 pm

    great post!

  24. Talisa Tossell
    24 Dec 2013 / 7:03 pm

    Love the sparkly essie!

  25. Celina
    25 Dec 2013 / 12:20 am

    Orly's VIP is so pretty! It's hard for me to find Orly polishes where I live though. Such a shame!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovinโ€™

  26. Lily Doyle
    28 Dec 2013 / 12:44 am

    Red is my favourite colour. In need of that Essie nail vanish now xx

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