Monday, December 22, 2014

Festive Five #3 - polishes to adorn your fingertips for Christmas Day

Last year I went a bit left of field on Christmas Day and wore a bright summery pink nail polish to match the Tokito dress I bought for the occasion (check my post here to enjoy some swatches, it's my all-time favourite pink polish!) This time around I think I might go down the more traditional route of reds, greens and glitters - I've rounded up my five Christmas Day contenders and will pop a picture of my final choice on Instagram (@emmabovary) when I get my nails done this week!

1. Australis Glitter Top Coat in Eureka
I find it quite hard to wear a straight up metallic gold against my pale skin, so a nice top coat like this is the perfect way to inject a bit of my favourite festive metal into my nail look. I have gold tinsel on my tree each year and a stack of golden ornaments about the house, so I like that this ties into my overall Christmas theme!

2. Australis Metallic Edition in Red Hot Chilli Pepper* from the AC loves Me Collection
First of all, awesome shade name from the stars that keep the Priceline shelves full of on-trend and affordable beauty products! This rich dark metallic red is that classic Christmas colour that my polish collection was surprisingly lacking, and one that I think will be very popular for the Aussie brand.

3. Essie Hors d’Oeuvres from the Encrusted Collection*
Yet another mention for my current polish shade, the stunning chunky glitter that is my favourite Essie glitter to date. The fact that this shade manages to lean cool and warm at the same time is brilliant, but my frustration at not being able to accurately capture the shade on camera is driving me crazy! Trust me though; it is stunning on the nail and something that I think I will get a lot of wear from.

4. OPI Christmas Gone Plaid
Gwen Stefani has teamed up with OPI once again around the holiday season and as soon as I saw this dark forest green in a magazine, I knew I had to have it. I’m not one to buy polish all the time but after a few free drinks in Vegas, Mister and I visited the apothecary there and I took this baby straight to the counter. Stunning, I’m in love.

5. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Snow Globe*
A gorgeous nail topper filled with various holographic flaky hexes and glitters – if there ever was a time to wear a sparkly stunner like this, Christmas certainly fits the bill! I believe this one was a limited edition around the spring carnival season here in Australia, but I saw it on the shelves during the week so if you’re interested in rocking this on Christmas Day you should be able to get your hands on a bottle.
Snow Globe!

Do you dress up for Christmas Day, or is it a totally casual affair? Have you chosen your nail shade yet?

-Emma xx

*Provided for consideration. Honesty, always.


  1. Love how Snow Globe and Essie Hors d’Oeuvres looks :) I have a themed birthday party to go to this Christmas, would be dressing up for that.

  2. Hors d’Oeuvres is definitely a stunner. I was wearing it just the other day but then had to remove it sooner than I wanted because it chipped super quickly on me which was a major bummer :(

  3. Snow Globe was hard to find for a while here but it's permanently available now. I snagged a bottle mid-year with the thought of wearing during winter but haven't opened it yet, lol. I've been bare nailed all month, and with all the cooking that's going to happen this week, I feel like it's not worth the bother. Maybe I'll sneak in a mani just before NYE.

  4. I am tempted by Hors d'Oeuvres all the freakin' time yet I never pick it up...I'm not much for glitter polish, but it's just so beautiful! Maybe I should just give in already...


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