How To Have Showstopping Nails For Any Occasion

Get ready for New Year's Eve with a fancy new mani!

Party season is in full swing from now until 2nd Jan (we’re counting New Year’s Day, because). Make sure you’re polished to perfection with our guide to getting party-perfect talons.

We teamed up with the nail geniuses at Sally Hansen to design nail art ideas that will see you through all of the most important occasions this festive season. So, grab a mince pie and prepare to get stylishly nailed!

Christmas Eve Eve


It’s the best night out of the year, so make it count with nails that impress. Apply a base coat to your nails, then paint on your favourite pink or purple shade, wait for it to dry and then apply metallic nail tape down the middle of each nail and secure with a top coat.

LOOK used…

Elegant Touch Stylist Nail Art Tape Metallic, £3.95

Chanel Nail Varnish In Sweet Lilac, £18

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat, £9.99

Sally Hansen  Complete Salon Manicure in Ping Pong, £6.99

Christmas Day


What better nail art inspo than your Christmas wrapping paper? Simply pick out your favourite design and get copying. To achieve the white and gold splatter we painted nails in a white base coat and then used a nail dotter to create different sized paint spots. Want to try the glitter rose gold tips? Paint your nails in a shimmering cream shade, let them dry and then create an ombre effect by applying the rose gold glitter to the tips with a beauty blender.

LOOK used…

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Bleach Babe, £6.99

Nail Dotter, £2.50, Claire’s

NARS Nail Polish in Milos, £15

Real Techniques Bold Metals Diamond Sponge, £12

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Luna Pearl Nail Varnish, £6.99

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure You Glow Girl Nail Varnish, £6.99

New Year’s Eve


It’s the night when a gazillion selfies will take place, so make sure your photo snapping hand is worthy of an insta post. Holographic paper is a really quick way to making any nail shade instantly cool. Prep the nails with a base coat, then nail by nail apply your colour (we used white) and taking tweezers pop the paper on whilst they’re still wet, then seal with top coat to secure in place.

LOOK used…

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod, £9.99

Holographic Nail Art, £3.50, Claire’s

Tweezers, £3.50, Claire’s

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat, £9.99

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