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Christmas Nail Inspiration

Adding a splash of colour to your nails is a simple yet effective way of brightening up your look for the party season. From classic hues to glamorous sparkles, we’ve rounded up our favourite nail trends to get you into the festive spirit…

Back to black: While black certainly isn’t the first colour many of us think of when we hear Christmas, it’s already a huge trend for A/W 14, with stylish celebrities such as Alexa Chung sporting the look. Warm up the look by choosing a shade with a hint of brown such as OPI Love Is Hot And Coal. To create an even more festive twist, add a glitter top coat such as the luxury OPI Gwen Stefani Don’t Speak Pure 18k Gold Top Coat to take your look from office to party in an instant.

Classic Colour: Rich reds are another key nail trend this season as well as a Christmas classic. Take inspiration from Made In Chelsea’s Rosie Fortescue and try a splash of OPI Cinnamon Sweet to add a touch of elegance to your party style.

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The Reverse Manicure: Perfect if you’re looking for something a little more experimental. Inject some Christmas spirit into this look by choosing h as a deep midnight blue like OPI Russian Navy and a gold shimmer such as OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse. Simply apply your base coat as normal and once dry, lightly dab a contrasting shade onto the half-moons of your nails before blending with a cotton bud for a seamless finish.

Metallics: Always a firm favourite for Christmas, steal a bit of Jessica Alba’s sparkle with a dazzling flash of shimmering colour. Try the OPI Rollin’ In Cashmere to make sure your talons are party-perfect.

Can’t make your mind up? Fear not – the OPI Gwen Stefani Trend On Ten Gift Set is packed with 10 stylish shades from pastel pinks and classic neutrals to vibrant reds and rich purples so there’s a shade to suit every outfit, mood and occasion!

If you’re feeling in need of some pre-Christmas pampering, visit your nearest Regis beauty salon where we can spoil you and your nails with our selection of luxurious nail services.

(Photos clockwise from top left: Rosie Fortescue, Charlotte Summers/REX; Jessica Alba, Broadimage/REX;  Emmy Rossum, Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com/REX; Alexa Chung, Ray Tang/REX)

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