After yesterday’s pamper where I lacquered myself up with a wintery wine shade on my nails I felt it needed something a little extra to tip it over the edge to be completely ready for tomorrows celebrations; a shimmering, glistening glitter nail to be precise. I’m not a fan of ten digits of glimmer, mainly cause I pre-empt how bloomin’ painful removal of the stubbon stuff can be; so a well placed ring-finger accent is good enough for me. And I just about managed to prise my Christmas jumper off for ten whole minutes to set-up my favourite options against it for a festive favourites family photo.

My fave glitter mixes of all time have to come from OPI; every Christmas without fail they release a snappily named polish packed with shots of shimmer shards that is guaranteed to sell-out and two that I’ve picked up from previous collections are the aptly proclaimed multi-coloured Rainbow Connection and the golden Bring On The Bling. Both of these are wheeled out over the month of December without a doubt and Bring On The Bling is the worst offender for making me break my ‘only one finger’ rule as it looks truly kick-ass painted on all ten – darn it. Essie’s Leading Lady is more recent addition to the crew (blogged about here) and is more of a colour/glitter hybrid containing red shimmers suspended in a burgundy jelly. A nice ‘topper-offer’ over cream finish shades I’d say. If you want to go the whole hog then there’s only one option for it – Ciaté’s Sequin Manicure in Tutu*. Have the hoover on standby then get ready to dip your digit into a pool of sparkly goodness – this is the pick for hardcore glitter lovers. Which one did I plump for? I decided against getting out the hoover and that a coat of Essie’s Leading Lady would suffice and perfectly compliment Revlon’s vampy Vixen*.

Christmas mani sorted, so that’s it from me – it’s time to pack away the lights, laptop and lenses at VDM for Christmas. I’ll be schtum on here tomorrow for the first time in a long while and spending the day watching my family unwrap their pretty darn good pressies from yours truly (they’re awesome if I say so myself), getting into an overexcited frenzy with the fact that I’m 23 and still get a stocking and eating my way into a food coma (hello ten pigs in blankets on my plate). But I’ll be getting things back on track on Boxing Day with a the first of a long-line of upcoming favourites videos, prepare yourself for a ravey onslaught. Have a Merry Christmas you fellow beauty nuts! 

*PR Samples

  • Daria Buonin

    I always love reading your posts, you’re such a good writer! Have a beautiful Christmas! Xx

  • Lianey Dunn

    I love glittery nails! Loving your Christmas posts at the moment. Have a great Christmas X

    thelianey.blogspot.com xx

  • Line

    Very subtle and stylish, I might do something similar to my nails! :) x

    http://www.picturenoergaard.blogspot.com

  • joysteib

    Loving the glitter nail!! It’s so festive and pretty!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=669645438 Jessica Villani

    Anna! I pampered this morning and managed to include WAXING too.. LOL I’m a maestro! :D

  • Joni

    I purchased Vixen yesterday after watching your pampering video and took it to the nail salon to have a mani and pedi. It is gorgeous!!

  • Em

    I’ve been loving glitter polishes! I recently bought a gorgeous chunky gold one from Revlon!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jade Stokes

    Have an amazing Christmas Anna! Perfect choice, I’ve just glittered myself up too! x

  • Lorna – Studs and Dreams

    glitter is perfect for christmas. happy christmas anna!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

  • katherine.parkes

    I don’t really wear glitter any time of year other than December where I can’t get enough of it! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

  • Karen Chin

    These are beautiful polishes! Love the glitter which is perfect for Christmas!

    http://reveriebelle.blogspot.com.au

  • Annelien

    I love glitter nail polishes too! I thought they were hard to remove, but it’s actually quite easy and quick if you do it this way:
    Keep a cotton pad soaked in nail polish remover on your nail for a few seconds, and put some pressure on it
    Then start making little circular movements for a while, and you will start feeling the polish coming off.

    I love your website Anna!

  • Hearts&Crosses

    I love essies leading lady! This is so gorgeous, love the accent nail!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

  • http://www.handmadereviews.net/ Katherine

    I am wearing glittery ring finger nail polish too! :)

    http://www.handmadereviews.net

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.spendlhofer Lisa Spendlhofer

    I also prefer wearing Leading Lady over a dark polish, like Sole Mate. It’s soooo pretty! :)

  • Kirsty Hill

    I am always breaking the one finger nail polish rule! :)
    http://www.bloggerofbeauty96.blogspot.com

  • http://mizzrubiiee.blogspot.com Rubiiee

    Your nails look perfectly polish! Mine are quite bare at the moment.

    <3 Rubiiee