Been getting into the spirit of Christmas and I can’t get enough of glitter nails however I can’t believe how easy and cute these House Of Holland Elegant Touch Christmas Nails are!

For the glitter I used my usual Barry M polishes in Majesty and Yellow Topaz Glitter as they are just the perfect gold glitters. However I think the House of Holland Nails are my favourite as they’re fun, festive and easy to apply. They come with 24 nails in a range of sizes, I ended up using just the reindeer ones as they’re a little smaller but I think Father Christmas is equally as cute! 

What are you planning to have on your nails this Christmas?

Glitter can often look childish or even at little over the top but it has a place in my heart. My friends call me a magpie and I am always drawn to anything gold and shiny therefore I use Christmas as the perfect excuse to indulge in glitter.

The easiest way to do glitter in on the nails; you can go for an accent nail, a balayage effect or if you are feeling particularly brave even full on glitter nails (stay tuned on my Instagram for this very soon!). It’s the perfect way to inject some festive cheer but in a more subtle way. My favourites glitters are Deborah Lippmann and Barry M- both very different price points but both absolutely beautiful. I have really been embracing glitter nails recently and you have been showing me lots of love because of it on Instagram, I can’t wait to paint all 10 nails a intense gold colour, although I am sure the removal will be no where near as fun!

My second favourite way to add a sparkle is on the eyes. You have a few choices from eyeshadows and pigments to glitter liner. Glitter shadows to tend to fall a little more than matte ones so bare that in mind and always do the eyeshadow first. My favourite thing however is to press a glitter eyeliner into eyeshadow on the lid as it seems to sparkle a little more and doesn’t fall or move as much.

If you aren’t really looking for a glitter and prefer a bit of shimmer/highlight than the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone is my favourite. I love it on the cheek bones, in the inner corner of the eye and under the brow bone.

What’s your favourite way to wear glitter?

(I put off posting this as Ana happened to write a post about glitter too- check it out here as its fab, as always but figured there was no point saving it for 4 months later after Christmas)

Since there is less than a week left of Vlogmas I thought I would share a quick link where you could catch up if you’re interested in doing so. It’s probably not been the most exciting vlogmas but I’m really excited for the next couple of days and the build up to Christmas!

There are a mixture of daily life vlogs and Christmas themed beauty video so I hope you enjoy…. 

I’m really not very fussy about Shampoo and Conditioner, if it works I’ll use it. For me it’s all about the styling tools and products you use after especially when it come to party hair.

One of my beauty unsung heroes has to be my GHD blow dryer, I feel that I don’t give it enough credit- it’s amazing! I use it every single day, it dried my hair quickly and is great for adding volume if I have time to round brush my hair. I always use a volumising spray in my hair, I do like mousses but they require much more work. The one I’ve been using daily is the Philip Kingsley Maximizer which gives great volume but isn’t sticky or too heavy.

Depending on the style I’m going for I obviously will use a different tools; for volume I go for Cloud 9 The O, for straight hair you can never go wrong with a GHD and for curls I’m currently using the Babyliss Boutique Soft Waver. I need something that will heat up quick and give me the style I want with minimal effort quickly.

As I have fine hair I love a good dry shampoo to add some texture, I swear by Batiste but recently I have been trying the Swell Dry Shampoo which isn’t in the traditional can. Instead it’s in a little pump bottle which disperses the product really finely and allows you to really concentrate the product on the roots. For more texture I have been using the Charles Worthington Texturising Spray and would say it’s just as good as the high end ones I have tried and an absolute must if you are going for volumised or messy hair.

To hold it all together and to get it lasting all night than a hair spray is essential. I always have lots of hairsprays on the go but I have been reaching for Urban Fudge Hair Spray recently, it’s quite light weight whilst smelling amazing and offering great hold.

What are you Party Hair Essentials?

With Christmas officially next week I thought I would share a few new beauty bits which I have received recently which I think would make fabulous gifts for any beauty addict. Although I liked every item in my video gift guides (which are the bottom of this post) I absolutely love every single item in this post and would love to have seen them under my Christmas Tree.

Aromatherapy Associates Relax Deep Nighttime Ritual £52– This item seems to be sold out everywhere but it’s still available on Birchbox and for the special price of £52 (RRP £65) and it’s worth the money. You get a full size oil, a balm and a beautiful candle but be quick as I’m sure they’ll all be gone very soon. It’s the perfect pamper kit, particularly if you have a friend that struggles to sleep.

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot £29.50- I must admit this is sold out in most places (/everywhere!) but it’s worth keeping an eye out for it, you could just get lucky in store somewhere. It’s only £29.50 for 6 Benefit Blushers which usually retail for £23.50 each- I feel like you’d be crazy not to pick this up if you managed to find it. Any beauty addict would fall head over heels for this palette!

Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Bath Honey £32– If you know a bath lover than this is a great product to buy. It’s a little more affordable than the Aromatherapy Associates but still very luxurious. It’s a beautiful moisturising, pampering and indulgent bath product- everything you’d want from a Christmas present.

Nails Inc Victoria Beckham £45 – The queen that is VB has collaborated with her first beauty brand, Nails Inc. The collection is made up of two equally beautiful polishes that any nail polish lover would be proud to add to their collection. At £45 it’s pricey but I think it’s quite a collectable item.

Philosophy Glowing Day Ahead £70 & Peppermint Stick £18– One of the newest brands to me this year is Philosophy, although I have wanted to try their products for years. The glowing Day Ahead set is a great introduction to their skincare but the Peppermint Stick Set is perfect for anyone.

Soapsmith Soap– I’m not really a soap person however if I were I’d refuse to use anything else! These smell like heaven in a box, they are made of the finest ingredients right here in London.

Babyliss Soft Waves £30– For anyone that loves curly hair and is on the hunt for a new curler than the Babyliss Boutique Salon Soft Waves is the one to chose. It has a long barrel, perfect for long hair and creates stunning, last all day curls.

Yankee Candles (here)- I’ve been burning these non-stop all month and they’re so affordable!

If you need more ideas check out my picks on the Birchbox website and my Gift Guide Videos below.

What’s on your Christmas Wishlist? Have you finished your Christmas Shopping?