As the end of the month looms, I know it really is almost only 25 days til Christmas, and I have no idea where to start.
Presents? Pampering? Prepping? It’s a veritable maze and universally accepted mission, but what definitely helps when that moment of unwrapping approaches, is the sight of something you actually want, and will wear.
Clothes are confusing-there are sizes to factor in as well as style, length and fabric rash! Kitchenware is only suitable if your bessies with Nigella and slippers are suicide.
I may be slightly biased but buying into beauty is the only way to go. Whether it is perfume, make-up or skincare that gets you going, in the lead up to Christmas BLUSH will compiling it’s must-have lists.
As much a guide for presents, as party preparation, it’s always best to start small, so today’s wish list is all about nails.
I’d suggest keeping this page up when leaving the boyf or bff unattended.
Chanel Le Vernis- No.637- Malice
Nothing makes you feel special at Christmas quite like Chanel.
Choose from 33 shades at Selfridges. £18.
Tom Ford- African Violet
Tom Ford is a close second in the special stakes, mainly because you know anyone who spends £25 on a varnish for you must like you quite a bit!
Available at Selfridges, in £17 shades from Bitter Bitch to Dominatrix, the high gloss lacquers are a great way to send a message.
Barry M, Pink Silver Glitter Paint
A great stocking filler or for those on a budget, Barry M’s glitter polishes are one of my favourite mood-boosters, how can you flip someone off with glitter fingers?
Available at Barry M, Boots, Superdrug & Topshop. £2.99.
Topshop Nails in Panther.
Even though they’re not as reasonable as they used to be, Topshop can’t be forgotten, mainly because their beauty range is on point every season; no-one on the high-street does a better dark lip.
Topshop have nailed (excuse the pun) the ironic goth this season with their black glitter polish; the perfect accent to when that LBD becomes inevitably unexciting.
Available at Topshop, priced £6.50
YSL Extreme Purple
YSL has been getting way too much press recently for the wrong reasons. In my bid to make everyone leave Hedi alone, this nail varnish, much like Slimane’s vision, should be able to speak for itself as the height of sophistication and style.
Vive la Rive Gauche!
Available at Harrods, priced £17.
Lead picture: From Butter London‘s Lips & Tips Christmas gift set, £21.