'Tis the season for decadent holiday feasts and fêtes - ones we look forward to with both anticipation and trepidation. Just thinking about what to wear and what to gift is enough to lose some beauty sleep.
Leave it to Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus' Fashion Director, to put the glam and glimmer into the holiday season. With his latest collaboration with Le Métier de Beauté, two irresistible sets of four mini nail lacquers will bring glitz and glam right to your fingertips.
The essential nail shades for the season are paired with glimmering gold and silver Aspen leaf ornament that sparkle with impeccable detail. Each leaf is picked at peak maturity, then dried and coated in 24K gold or fine silver with an electroplating process to retain the shape and vein patterns unique to each leaf. Made with real Aspen leaves hand-chosen for beauty, shape, and size, the dazzling ornaments make the perfect one-of-a-kind gift set for the holiday season - if you can bear to part with one.
The first collection I swatched was All That Glitters. It contains deep, scrumptious hues.
- Spruce it Up - shimmering evergreen
- All That Glitters - sheer gold with metallic shine
- Midnight Heron - deep sapphire flecked with subtle shimmer
- Hot to Trot - juicy, cherry red with glimmering silver undertones
Here are the shades in All That Glitters. Aren't they gorgeous? Despite my lack of painting skills, I managed to get two coats on the color wheel without messing up too badly - only a smear here or there at the base.
I swatched in the order listed above. The forest green made me sigh. It's one of my favorite colors for everything. The gold is perfect. Enough said! The blue is a bright cobalt, a shade you often see in holiday decorations. The red? Fire engine red and gorgeous! All four shades will draw admiring glances.
I also purchased the Merry Metallics set and will show you those four gorgeous shades as soon as the sun returns for photos. Le Métier de Beauté Stoc-Ken Stuffers are exclusive to Neiman Marcus. Hurry to reserve yours. They will sell out - quickly I suspect.
Photo at top courtesy of Le Métier de Beauté; other photos by Best Things in Beauty