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Festive season sparkle

The festive season is always a total glitter fest when it comes to manicures, and this year is no exception. Read on for some last minute Christmas inspiration to give your clients super sparkly nails they’ll love.

festive nails


From a classy shimmer to an OTT sparkle explosion, there’s a glitter nail design to suit every client and every nail type, from long to short, for an eye-catching manicure that is sure to impress everyone this Christmas. Make sure to stock up on the most popular glitters. Red, green, silver and gold are all winners at this time of year.

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We love Sinful Cosmetic Glitter, a super fine, luxurious glitter available in a large range of colours including Mermaid Iridescent, Silver Hologram, Gold Rush, Red Hot, Firework Mix, Black Magic, Purple Rain, Golden Bronze, Unicorn, Fuchsia Mix, Vixen Multimix, Copper Penny, Rose Gold, Meteor Shower and Frozen Mix.

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Holographic powder

The holographic nail trend is still going strong and is a perfect look for lovers of sparkle and shine looking to make an impression at the Christmas party. It looks great applied to every nail or just a statement nail and especially suits long natural nails or enhancements.

festive holographic nails

We love Sinful PROshine Holographic Powder. Only one coat is required to create a dazzling holographic finish. Prep the nail as normal then apply your chosen colour (different shades will alter the mirror effect). Apply a Non-Tack Topcoat for best results then cure under a UV/LED light before using a silicone applicator or soft sponge to rub the powder into the nail, buffing in with pressure until perfectly smooth. Seal in the powder with the same Non Tack Topcoat. Cure under the UV/LED light and voila!

holographic nails

Gel polish

For a slightly more subtle look and an enormous range of glitters and colours, you can’t beat gel polish; the possibilities are endless! Feel free to play with glitter all over, experiment with Christmassy nail art or, for those clients who’d just like a little flash of glitter, just a statement nail or tip.

festive gel polish nails

We love Gellux’s Glitz & Glam collection, which offers a mixture of warm, gold glitter shades and four deep red and purple bold gel polishes. Available in Invite Only, Best Dressed, Killer Heels, Love The Look, Glitz, Glam, All That Glitters and Lets Party. IBD Just Gel's Candy Blast, a clear gel polish crammed with bold multi-coloured glitter, is also a top pick.

festive gel nails


Don’t forget the cuticle oil, an essential part of any manicure treatment, to keep your clients talons picture perfect over Christmas. We love Kaeso Scentsational Cuticle Oil Collection, which includes 3x 15ml bottles, perfect for retailing, in Ginger Fizz, Tropical Tango and Forest Fruits.

Kaeso Scentsational Cuticle Oil Collection

All imagery via Pinterest.