Nails get festive: Xmas colours, glitters & shimmers

It's Chriiiiiiistmaaaaaaasssss! So why not celebrate with some beautiful festive nails? The good news is that the sky's the limit this season, with glitter and nail art leading the way. Time to get creative…

Glitter Queens

Add a touch of dazzle and sparkle to your nails with Glitter EFFX by LeChat. Glitter EFFX are multi-functional nail glitters and can be mixed with acrylic powders, embedded in gels or sprinkled over gel polish. Pots are 71g in size and large enough for easy application with little waste. Choose from 72 hologram and glitter colours and avail of discounts on bulk purchases at from Asu Nail & Beauty

Glam Up

The brand-new collection of glitters from Lecenté comprises six glitters in the Chunky category, featuring an array of mirrored hexagons, iridescent discs and multi-sized, metallic circles that are perfect for creating show-stopping nail looks.

Mermaid, Pegasus and Pixie deliver a mutli-tonal blue, wing-like, magical white and twinkling hot pink to your fingertips, while DragonFly and Butterfly allow clients to ‘float' through the season. Finally, Phoenix radiates with fiery diamonds in orange, red and gold.

Timeless Beauty

Gelish and Morgan Taylor have looked to a timeless icon for their new Forever Fabulous Marilyn Monroe Holiday/Winter 2018 collection.

The 12 shades included in the collection, ranging from classic shades reminiscent of her Old Hollywood beauty to exciting, vibrant tones represent her iconic nature and embody the spirit of all that is Marilyn Monroe. There's something for everyone, from The Camera Loves Me, a deep burgundy crème, to Blue-Eyed Beauty, a baby blue crème, and Hollywood's Sweetheart, a rosy pink crème.

We also love the three glitter shades, Some Like It Red (a red glitter), Ice or No Dice (a gold glitter) and Diamonds Are My BFF, (a fine silver glitter).

Six of the collection colours are also available as a limited edition Gelish Dip powder. There's also a big emphasis on nail art, with a limited edition rhinestone brush set and a sponge brush set, perfect for recreating the brand's nail art designs (see next page).

And finally, look out for the Christmas giftsets, including mini versions from the collection, and a free phone stand in the two-colour packs!

Night Glamour

CND's capsule collection for the festive season is called Night Moves, and features four silky new shades – with a colour to suit all complexions – that are perfect for clients looking to complete their party ensembles this festive season.

The collection comprises Kiss of Fire, a glistening red; Bellini, a fizz-inspired gold; After Hours, a twinkling silver; and Soiree Strut, a shiny pink-greige. The colours are available in both CND Shellac and CND Vinylux systems, so all clients can twinkle the night away this winter.

Rich Looks

The Manicure Company is dreaming of a luxurious Christmas this year. The Wrapped in Riches collections contains six brand-new shades to add a little luxury to your winter colour palette.

From glimmering golds that sparkle like diamonds to silky rich browns that are as glossy as fine melted chocolate, these shades scream glamour and luxury – perfect for any discerning client looking for a touch of elegance this party season.

Mixing Effects

Ramp up your creativity with Nail Art Mix and Mingle pots from Asu. Each pot contains a mixture of beads, sparkles, pearls, stones, shapes and more.

There are six different colour schemes to choose from – silver, gold,rose gold, fuschia, opal and treasure. Perfect for festive nails, the product can be applied by adding into a coat of sticky builder clear gel.

Confident Colours

New from Gellux comes Modern Goddess, a collection inspired by independent women who approach life with confidence and attitude. The collection comprises eight new exciting shades that are perfect for creating a stylish manicure or beautiful nail art.

The collection presents a combination of warm tones and glitters ideal for the forthcoming trends, as Karen Louise, Salon System's Gellux expert says: “This collection truly mirrors the top trends we will see this winter; the colours are deep, perfectly polished, with a high shine finish and some sparkle."

Holiday Colour

OPI has taken inspiration from the big screen for its holiday collection this year. OPI and Disney's The Nutcracker and Four Realms Collection is inspired by the film adaptation of the classic ballet, and comprises 12 new limited-edition shades plus three coordinating glitters.

The collection includes deep red Candied Kingdom, fuchsia Toying with Trouble, and a gold foil wrapping Dazzling Dew Drop. Delicate floral hues in emerald green Envy the Adventure, purple Lavendare to Find Courage and Berry Fairy Fun offer contrast to rich, vintage carnival meets heroine soldier-inspired colours like maroon Ginger's Revenge, dark black shimmer Black to Reality and navy March in Uniform. Soft glacier blue Dreams Need Clara-fication, pearlescent silver-white Tinker, Thinker, Winker? and shimmering snowflake white Dancing Keeps Me on my Toes evoke a winter wonderland.

In addition to the 12 colour collection, the collection includes three glitter shades, Gold Key to the Kingdom, Dreams on a Silver Platter and I Pull the Strings (a rose gold), which can be worn alone or layered on top of a colour for a multidimensional look.

Deep Emotions

Bio Sculpture is feeling spiritual with their new collection, More Than a Feeling, inspired by the luxury of seeking out silent moments belonging only to you and the poetic depth of raw emotions. The cool colour palette evokes one's most buoyant moods from the landscapes of the inner soul.

Shades include Serenity, a cool grey colour with pink undertones; Passion, a raging dark plum colour; and Elegance, a deep teal blue colour.