You must have all seen this year's House of Fraser Christmas ad with the catchy tune 'You Don't Own Me' a song from the 60s updated for 2015 by Grace. (The video is at the bottom of this post if you haven't seen it yet.) It's all about not conforming to Christmas norms and it's our own individual traditions that make this time of year so special. With that in mind House of Fraser are releasing several festive DIY hack videos and nail tutorials to inspire us to all try something new. They kindly asked if I'd like to join in and come up with my own Christmas nail tutorial...
This nail design is perfect for the upcoming party season. I wanted to mix three big nail trends into one look and create something that was easy to replicate and fun to do. I've gone for angular shapes with a glitter, matte and metallic finish. Read on to see how you can do it too! #YourRules
Start with a matte manicure in a wine red or dark cranberry colour. You could use a matte finish nail polish or add a matte top coat to any colour you already own. Let this dry completely.
Place a small piece of tape diagonally across each nail. Press it down firmly. I'm using a 'easy peel write on' tape which is perfect as it won't ruin your base coat. In the lower section carefully add a red glitter polish such as Deborah Lippmann's 'Razzle Dazzle'. Let this dry before peeling back the tape to reveal a sharp line. If the line is wobbly you can carefully push back any blobs of polish with a dry nail.
Once your nails are completely dry, add another piece of tape diagonally across each nail, this time in the opposite direction. Fill in the created triangle with a metallic gold or pearlescent nail polish. I'm using 'Spending Spree' by Ciate. Be careful not to overlap the glitter polish from before. Allow to dry before peeling back the tape.
Neaten up any edges with a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover and admire your party ready manicure! You could add gems or fine glitter to a few nails or keep things subtle and sophisticated.