Manicure Monday: 22nd December Xmas

Mani Monday!

Hi all!

Wow! Only 3 days till Christmas now and boy, are we excited. Not least because of the mouth wateringly beautiful nail designs we have seen this season.

Let’s start off with one of our top supporters, Mandy from Ma Nails. We are always amazed at what she can create and she never disappoints!


Mandy used Nail Varnishes in Boosh, Scorch and Whack here. Boosh is a glossy black, suitable for the penguins body, followed with Scorch in White for the chest and Whack for the details. Sadly we no longer stock Scorch or Whack (unless you stumble across a few last ones on counter!) but you could use Gamma for the orange and Precision Ink in Scribe for the white bits.


Next up is my attempt at Christmas nails. This was using Nail Varnish in Blizzard as the snowy base, Scorch for the snow at the nail top and Omen for the trees.

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I also used DIY Nails decals for the decorations to this look. We highly recommend these cute little designs to add character to your festive fingers!


Margaret went for a more subtle Christmas nail design using our UV Polishes in Omen and Ouija for this candy inspired nail art.

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Cute little gingerbread men are great for those who have children running around with them on Christmas day. You will have them sat nicely at the dinner table gawping at your talons with this design!


Mandy used Rampage, Throb and Scorch for this design, read how she achieved this here!

Well now you are inspired and ready to get your Christmas nails sorted, why not share your designs with us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Post on our walls or use #illamasqua

Merry Christmas!

Lots of Illamasqua Love,



Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert