12 Nails of Christmas with Marisota

Friday, 15 November 2013


I've always been a big fan of nail art, and particularly when the festive season starts to get underway, I always like to experiment with my nails and try out new looks. I was recently approached by Marisota to take part in their '12 Nails of Christmas' campaign, in which 12 bloggers are going to be trying out their favourite nail look of the season, to perfectly compliment some pieces from Marisota.

I was lucky enough to be sent a bundle of polishes and nail art accessories to create my own look, and I'm really pleased with what I came up with. I wanted to incorporate the traditional festive Santa Claus-esque red with the colour of the season, oxblood, so I decided to get creative and mix and match my nails. I used the two Essie shades I was sent, Russian Roulette* (the bright red) and Bahama Mama* (oxblood) on alternate fingers, and then decided to create a half-and-half look with my middle finger. Once dried, I applied one of the Andrea Fulerton Nail Tattoos* down the middle of my finger to neaten it up and add a touch of glamour. I also decided to pop another of the tattoos on my thumb. I painted over all my nails with the Essie Let it Shine Top Coat*, and then finished the look off by applying some of the red Andrea Fulerton Nail Jewels* along the bottom of my ring finger. I think it adds a touch of glitz to the look, and glitz is always needed during the festive period! 

I absolutely adore the look I created and I think it would go perfectly with the items I selected from Marisota. The glitzy nail gems tie in well with the sparkly dress, whilst the nail tattoos give the look a rocky edge, which is complimented perfectly with the fierce clutch bag and amazing biker-esque coat. I would definitely feel a million dollars wearing this nail look alongside those items at my Christmas party! 

What do you think to the nail look I created? Are you planning your Christmas outfits and nail looks?