The holidays aren’t over just yet- we still have New Years Eve coming up! Nails are always a spotlight during the holiday season, so for today’s post I thought I would show you some of my favorite polish colors for the season as well as favorite products to give yourself a spa-like manicure at home!
My personal nail mantra for the holidays? The shinier the better. The holiday nail collection is always what I look most forward to! Here are my top picks for shades:
Essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low – this silver is from their newest holiday collection and has quickly become one of my top 5 polishes. The silver looks almost like chrome, but removes insanely easy without the difficulty of being a glitter. If you want a true festive color, get this one!
Essie Tuck it In My Tux – this is a great take on a winter white. I always think white is a nice change from all the typical holiday colors, and this one is muted enough that it’s perfect for the season.
Essie Dressed to Kilt / Jump in My Jumpsuit – if you have either of these reds, you’re set for the ultimate Christmas manicure.
Essie Hors D’oeuvres – this is more of a true glitter polish. I love how it has both silver and gold tones running through it, meaning it will match whatever accessories you end up going for
Essie Licorice – I personally love black all the time. I think it’s elegant and chic for a holiday party!
I always love turning a task like painting my nails into a fun event with my friends. Or maybe they’ve turned that into a tradition, seeing as I do have a wall of nail polish in my apartment. We’ve made ‘spa night’ kind of a thing as we hang out and watch TV [SCANDAL]. So here are my must-haves if you’re throwing a mani night, or if you’re just indulging by yourself:
Spa Moisture Socks and Gloves – this is a must have for any mani/pedi. Your hands and feet get so dry, especially in the winter – these spa moisture gloves and socks from EcoTools are perfect for post-lotion, pre-polish.
Foot Brush & Pumice – this is on some real pedicure levels. Pumice stones are great for around the heels and really softening up your skin. I prefer this one from EcoTools because it works wonders on your skin, but isn’t overly rough or harsh. [I actually just prefer everything from EcoTools because it’s great for all skin types and feels great when you use it].
Vitamin E Nail + Cuticle Oil – this is such an underrated part of an at home mani. It really helps with dry hands and hang nails [I would know. My nails are a disaster half of the time because my nervous habit involves completely destroying them]. I like to place this oil on before the spa gloves to really let my hand absorb the moisture.
Nail polish remover pads – I use remover pads instead of polish and cotton balls because it’s one less step, easier, and you can keep these in your bag or travel bag. They make life so much easier!
The best part about all of these products is they can be found at places like CVS, Target, Rite Aid, etc. I hope you guys enjoyed my essentials for an at home spa night!