It’s been a year of spectacular talon wars thanks to the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Alexa Chung attempting to claw their way to the coveted position of Queen of Cuticles . If you think you’re going to get away with your boring old French manicure this Christmas, you’re wrong. People will point and laugh, and their nails will look bloody fabulous doing so. I spent hours on Pinterest searching out the best nail art tutorials, then I got caught up and galaxied my nails, then I got back on track and compiled this list.
Dark, vampy nails may be bastards when they chip but it’s worth it for the those precious hours where your super hot hands keep catching your eye.
Galaxy nails; Beautylish. Nautical nails; The Nail Files. Triangle nails; Spoilt Bytes.
You probably have about ten different pink polishes so how about fancying up your finger tips with some quirky combinations? My favourite of this bunch is the hearts because for some very strange reason I have those punch reinforcer thingys. Score.
Tribal nails; I Heart Fashion High. Love heart nails; Follow Pics. Cloud nails; Woodland Masks.
For the more advanced nail artists among us. The feather one uses an actual feather which is both terribly unhygienic and totally adorable. Guess which wins out?
Leopard print; Totally Love It. Newspaper print; Beauty Lish Feather print; Spektor Nails.
You might also like; Kate Moss’s make-up artist’s feline eye tutorial.