There is nothing better than treating yourself to a manicure and pedicure to make you feel a little more sparkly this Christmas. This has been a year like no other, and so spending a little time at the close of the year to make you look and feel great is well recommended.

A manicure or pedicure is just the pick me up you need to get you in a Christmassy mood and the luxurious surroundings of Alchemy & I hair and beauty salon in Palmerston North will leave you feeling relaxed, pampered and ready to have the best Christmas ever.

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Let’s take a look at some of the top nail trends for the upcoming festive season:

Go for Green – Green isn’t the most common nail varnish colour, but we think a deep forest green is a beautiful alternative to more traditional Christmas shades. If you usually go for red or burgundy, why not give green a shot? Matte green looks particularly polished.

White and Gold – This is a classic combo that can see you through from the Christmas period to the New Year. White and gold look beautiful together, and white polish stands out without being too ‘out there’. We really like this combination – it looks fun, festive, and fresh.

A Touch of Glitter – If you love a neutral or pale pink nail, why not add just a touch of glitter? You don’t have to go full sparkle – go for a glitter that matches your polish for a subtle look. A French manicure with a layer of matching glitter over the top can look festive without being too ‘Christmassy’.

Matte Burgundy – It’s a classic for a reason – burgundy is a beautiful festive colour. If you’re bored of burgundy, why not choose a matte polish for a change? This looks beautiful and ‘classic’ with a fresh twist. Or, you could go for ombre nails, with each nail a slightly lighter shade of burgundy.

Dark Grey – Dark grey is currently trendy and perfect for a more unusual look. It’s a dramatic look that looks a little softer than a dark, inky black. Again, this is another one that looks great glossy and matte, so take your pick.

Deep Blue – If you want to evoke the feeling of a star filled night sky then try going for a deep blue with a touch of glitter. Silver glitter in varying sizes can look really pretty here, and it looks just as good on your feet as it does on your hands.

Nude and Gold – Another beautiful look, nude and gold nails look lovely. You can get creative here, with some gold accents on each nail, or one glittery nail on each hand or foot. This looks glamorous and pretty

Go Bright – Christmas in New Zealand is a bright and wonderful time so why not have some great bright colours to match, evoking Christmas lights and baubles or you could even take on a pastel hue to match the sunny skies.