When it comes to party season, the key is in the detail. With Christmas parties, family gatherings and New Year’s celebrations upcoming, full on glam is the only acceptable dress code, and nothing adds the finishing touch like the perfect manicure.
We’ve gathered together our favourite hand and nail products to help you achieve that fresh out of the salon look with an at home manicure.
For the hands
As the temperature drops, the skins natural barrier can become damaged. This, along with upping your use of hand sanitiser to avoid that ever-circulating office cold, can leave the hands especially dry and rough, and in need of a little extra TLC. The Rituals Hand Balm is a luxurious velvety formula that soothes and moisturises the hands to help restore them back to health. Enriched with Shea Butter, the balm not only spreads smoothly across the hands, but smells amazing too!
For the nails
Just like the skin, the nails can also become dry in cold weather causing them to grow brittle and weak. The Nail Envy Treatment by OPI is specially designed with Vitamins E and C to combat dryness and promote strong growth. For gorgeous, healthy nails OPI recommend two coats of their formula on each nail, and an additional coat each day for a to keep moisture levels up and restore the nails to gorgeous condition.
The perfect base
Even with strong, healthy nails, a base coat is essential for creating the perfect canvas for any further colour or polish to be added to. The Basecoat for Normal Nails by Jessica not only helps strengthen nails to prevent breaking, but also evens out the colour of the nail to a neutral skin pink to prevent allow colours to appear strong and undistorted on top.
Salon worthy colour
World leaders in nail care, OPI have the perfect high quality polish for premium party worthy nails. From bold reds to baby blues their Scotland range has a shade to match every outfit. Or for a touch of sparkle, their new Hello Kitty range has the infinite shine infused polishes to make your nails glisten.
For a more gel-like effect, the Ciate London Mini Gelology Paint Pots offer a glossy, long-wearing finish without the use of UV light. Made up of metallic shades, filled with shimmer, these pots are perfect for party season. The polish applies easily to the nail and is formulated with adhesive polymers to prevent chipping.
For a longer lasting look the CND have the perfect range of high quality Shellacs for a flawless nail. Their new Christmas collection, in collaboration with Swarovski, contains five dazzling shades, each one inspired by a special jewel will make your nails the new must have luxury accessory. Long-wear and infused with Vitamin E, Keratin and Jojoba oil, the Shellac keeps the nails healthy and chip-free for up to a week. We truly believe Diamonds are a girl’s best friend with the new Divine Diamond shade that shifts between gold and silver depending on the environment.
To top it off
Finish and perfect your nails with the Jessica Brilliance High Gloss Top Coat. Formulated with UV protection, the polish seals the nails to prevent smudging or chipping. The polish quickly dries on the nail to add an extra layer of shine and gloss to keep your nails looking fantastic!