T-minus 3 crazy days. This does not mean your beauty regimen should go out the window as you pick up last minute gifts. Make sure your digits are in tip top holiday shape as you pull out cash and credit cards and hand over gifts. You can head to your local manicure salon in Murray Hill or up in Rochester for a little pampering or treat yourself to a bottle while out shopping. Here are the best holiday themed options out there.
Red: With so many options and shades out there finding the most holiday specific could be like finding a needle in a hay stack. Essie classic Russian Roulette is red at its core. It mixes the perfect amount of orange and pinks to scream red. You won’t look like a Christmas ornament, but this is not a costume party. Available at Beauty Plus Salon, in Poughkeepsie or where other Essie products are offered.
Gold: If you are going to go gold, go luxe with Chanel Le Vernis Gold Lame. Like the name says this is gold lacquer in its purist form. This limited edition bottle is one of the hottest tickets in town since it is also the trendiest nail option out there. Gold nails look great on a darker complexion due to the contrast. If you are able to get your hands on this bottle, first check Chanel boutiques in Manhattan, but they are also available online.
Green: Jolly Holly by China Glaze is a Christmas tree in a bottle. The metallic emerald shade is how the holiday should be celebrated on your nails. Be carefree and pick up a bottle at Ricky’s throughout Manhattan. This is the time to have fun and add some color to your nails. You won’t have to answer to your conservative boss as to why your digits are so spirited.
Blue: Chanukkah may have passed us a couple of weeks ago, but no one is stopping you from trying to stretch out those eight days. Havana Dreams from O.P.I for Sephora is the ice blue to complete your ice princess looks for this winter. The shade strikes as a neutral but take a closer look and realize it is a cool blue tone. Havana Dreams is a limited addition shade, so run to your local Sephora.
Silver: Tinsel is what makes you notice a Christmas tree, why not add it to your nails. Sally Hansen’s Complete Manicure in Pedal to the Metal will add the finishing touches to that holiday look. It’s not too shiny that it blinds, but it adds the fun to your LBD and if you forgot to put your rings on, they will soon be forgotten.
Glitter: If none of the above colors float your boat try a glitter over your favorite shade. For NYE this is a great way to add the sparkle to your outfit in a subtle way. As you cradle that flute of champagne your nails will catch the light and all your admirers. O.P.I.’s Burlesque line has glitter options in a rainbow of shades. Wear them alone, or layer them over the other options in your vanity.
There is no need this holiday season to go bare on the nails. Take a risk with some holiday flair and you may surprise yourself into seeing if you have a little fun with some color.