Perfect Party Nail Colours

If you spend 11 months of the year with nude nails, now is the time to shake things up! Glitter, nail art and statement bold brights are the order of the day for party season, so I thought I’d pick out a few of my favourite nail colours for Christmas to get you started…

Image Credit @ Deborah Lippmann Instagram

Part of the fun of party season is getting experimental with your makeup look. And the same applies to your nails! I am usually one for simple, natural-looking manicures (or even completely nude nails) but I’m all for going for gold during the festive season. Need some inspiration? Below I’ve picked out a few of my favourite colours from the current collections, and listed a few people to follow for nail art inspiration.


Party Nail Colours

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer – Gay Ponies Dancing In The Snow

Who said pink isn’t Christmassy? This glittering nail polish is just screaming out for a glass of champagne to be seen next to.

Essie Nail Polish in Après-Chic

Metallic nails are the perfect finishing touch if you’re opting for a little black or red dress for your party.

Nails Inc Holland Walk NailKale

Formulated to help strengthen nails, this deep, berry red is chic enough for work but pretty enough for party season.

Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Jazzy Doll

Opt for a classic Christmas red for a timeless festive finish. This Louboutin Jazzy Doll shade is one of the best.


Jinsoon polishes are vegan and free from nasties – and this black and white glitter polish creates instant party nails when applied over a clear basecoat.

Dior Diorific Vernis Nail Liner

Up for a bit of at-home nail art? Invest in Dior’s golden nail liner and draw festive designs on your nails. Or just start with a line down the centre of each nail and work from there.

Image Credit @ Tom Bachik Instagram

Feeling festive? Take your nail art game to the next level by following these nail artists on Instagram…

Tom Bachik
Tom’s clients include the likes of Kim Kardashian, J-Lo and Kendal Jenner. From classic polished manis to sparkle and shine, there are some gorgeous looks on his account to try at home.

Lorraine Griffin
With her work gracing the likes of Kendal Jenner on the cover of Vogue, keep your eyes peeled to Lorraine’s account for the most sophisticated high fashion nails.

Deborah Lippmann
Manicurist to the stars Deborah Lippmann not only has one of the starriest client lists in the business, she also has her very own (fabulous) nail polish line, so keep your eye on her Instagram for nail art inspiration and her latest shades.

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