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Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Gold nail colour

Wear it while: Decorating your tree.Your tree may be more Charlie Brown than Rockefeller Centre, but with this glittering gold polish on you’ll be trimming it in manicured luxury anyway. Ciaté Paint Pots in Party Shoes ($15), at Hudson's Bay and thebay.com.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of Ciaté Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Silver nail colour

Wear it to: Your first round of holiday shopping.When city sidewalks are dressed in holiday style, take a cue from a festive classic (see: Silver Bells by Bing Crosby) and paint your tips lustrous silver. Opt for a metallic finish over the typical glitter variety for a refined take on this tinsel-inspired trend. Maybelline Colour Show Nail Colour in Shredded ($3), at drugstores and mass-market retailers across Canada.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of Maybelline New York Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Red nail colour

Wear it while: Caroling with your friends.Red is a fearless colour and with this Santa-suit hue on your side, you’ll be singing Jingle Bells until the reindeer come home. Essie Nail Colour in Forever Yummy ($9.99), at professional salons across Canada.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of Essie Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Green nail colour

Wear it to: A holiday bake-off. Mix 1 part tradition with 2 parts glamour and add a dash of sparkle. Polish this pretty should be indulged in. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Jewel Heist Laughin' To The Bank ($20), at Murale, murale.ca.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of Deborah Lippmann Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Sparkle nail colour

Wear it to: A swanky office soirée.How could you not fall in love with this opulent shade? With a LBD and a pair of killer heels, you’ll be the topic of conversation at the water cooler for all the right reasons. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Taboo ($27), at Chanel Beauty counters and thebay.com. HOLIDAY BEAUTY: Party lips

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of Chanel Beauty Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Nude nail colour

Wear it to: An ugly-sweater party.When you’re wearing a sweater that comes with its own battery pack (Rudolph’s nose isn’t going to light itself), you want to the rest of your look to be understated. A chic nude lacquer will keep the holiday spotlight where it belongs. Sephora Collection Colour Hit Nail Polish in Chocolate Junkie ($6), at Sephora and sephora.com.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of Sephora Collection Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Blue nail colour

Wear it while: You wrap presents.You’ve handpicked every detail this season, from thoughtful gifts to artful wrapping paper and your polish is no exception. A jewel-tone shade is the ribbon on top of your holiday beauty look. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Sapphire Flare ($8.49), at drugstores and mass-market retailers across Canada and covergirl.ca.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of COVERGIRL Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Green nail colour

Wear it to: A holiday movie screening.A classic holiday colour should be worn for classic holiday activities, like snacking on short bread, drinking hot cocoa and watching your favourite festive flicks. (Love, Actually #obviously)Dolce and Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Wild Green ($24), at Sephora and sephora.com.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of Dolce and Gabbana Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Sparkle nail colour

Wear it to: A holiday light tour. This wondrous lacquer is perfect for a night spent ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the award-worthy light displays in your neighbourhood. Butter London in The Black Knight ($17), at butterlondon.ca.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of Butter London Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Blue nail colour

Wear it to: A snowball fight.They’ll be tucked inside your mittens, but your fingers will be bringing their A-game to the snowy battlefield in a winter-blue hue. JINSoon Nail polish in Blue Iris ($18 USD), at jinsoon.com.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of JINSoon Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Red nail colour

Wear it while: Opening presents.With the right amount of shimmer, you’ll be having a merry little Christmas with this crimson polish (and anything else you happen to find under the tree.)Mariah Carey Holiday by OPI Collection in All I Want for Christmas (Is OPI) ($10.95), at professional salons and spas across Canada.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of OPI Credits: ELLECanada.com

Holiday beauty: 12 days of polish

Holiday beauty: Nude nail colour

Wear it to: The post-holiday sales.If you’re brave enough to face the Boxing Day lines, a neutral polish is a “get-in-get-out” shopping must-have. By keeping your nails nude–and your outfit easy to remove if you make it to the fitting room–you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand: scoring that jacket you’ve been eyeing all season.Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Baby Jane ($22), at Sephora and sephora.com.

By: Michelle Sammut Source: Courtesy of Marc Jacobs Beauty Credits: ELLECanada.com
 
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