With the festive party season well and truly on our doorstep (the beginning of Advent is surely a good marker?), it means one important thing. And that is nails. Yup, simple as that, a proper pair of puddies are required for all things Christmassy. Who could possibly be seen dead clasping their glass of champagne with less than perfect nails? Not us. And to help you along the way, the genius that is Tom Ford has come up with some pretty punchy shades which will no doubt do a more than fabulous job at perking up any ruddy-looking hands. Our colours of choice? It’s got to be Ginger Fire and African Violet. Both remind us of all things festive – Poinsettia, cranberries, mince pies, Rudolf’s nose and of course a good glass of purple port. Ooh, the thought is making us all warm inside. Get painting girls and be the talk of the Christmas party with some very fashionably funky fingers.
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer, £25, is available at Selfridges
by Angelica Hermon