You've just stepped through the door of a swanky Christmas party and you're wearing a variation of your dream outfit — a velvet dress, glitzy rhinestone hair pin and a beaded bag of dreams — when someone hands you a skinny crystal champagne flute, like a scene out of a movie. You smile, eagerly stretch your fingers towards the stem, and, at that precise moment, remember the one detail you forgot: to schedule a manicure.
Instead of getting stuck kicking yourself at the eleventh hour — digging your fingers deep in the pockets of your jumpsuit (thank god for pockets, right?) — give yourself a fun, festive, easy-to-DIY manicure ahead of the party this time around. From red Christmas nails and an Instagrammable array of glitter nails, find 14 chic, elevated, subtly seasonal manicures (as in, no red-nosed reindeer or melted snowmen) that you'll be happy to rock all throughout the festive season.