We asked one of our amazing professional, Christine, to give us some insider tips on the TOP 5 MUST-HAVE nail products for the holidays!

Of course, Christine wants you to book a nail appointment with LeSalon to get that fabulous nail shine, but if you don't have time to get your nails done with our LeSalon professionals and you want to do a little DIY...
![Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 3.38.56 PM](https://d3079h9ojn760r.cloudfront.net/media/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-09-at-3.38.56-PM-273x300.png)
1) The best base coat is the Essie protein base coat, it will give your nails a lovely blank canvas to paint on.
[![Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 3.39.36 PM](https://d3079h9ojn760r.cloudfront.net/media/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-09-at-3.39.36-PM-250x300.png)](https://d3079h9ojn760r.cloudfront.net/media/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-09-at-3.39.36-PM.png)
2) To get a shellac-like shine, you must have a Seche Vite top coat.
[Essie's ballet slippers](http://www.essie.com/colors/sheers/ballet-slippers.aspx) and [Essie's jelly apple](http://www.essie.com/colors/sheers/ballet-slippers.aspx)
[![Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 10.03.23 AM](https://d3079h9ojn760r.cloudfront.net/media/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-16-at-10.03.23-AM.png)](https://d3079h9ojn760r.cloudfront.net/media/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-16-at-10.03.23-AM.png)
3) and 4) NAIL COLOURS! What are the two must-have colours, you ask?! Christine believes that you always have a bright, juicy red for a fun holiday party and a nice, pretty nude on tamer days! Her favourites?
[![Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 10.23.09 AM](https://d3079h9ojn760r.cloudfront.net/media/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-16-at-10.23.09-AM.png)](https://d3079h9ojn760r.cloudfront.net/media/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-16-at-10.23.09-AM.png)
3) and 4) NAIL COLOURS! What are the two must-have colours, you ask?! Christine believes that you always have a bright, juicy red for a fun holiday party and a nice, pretty nude on tamer days! Her favourites?
![Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 9.46.12 AM](https://d3079h9ojn760r.cloudfront.net/media/2015/11/Screen-Shot-2015-11-16-at-9.46.12-AM-150x150.png)
5) Lastly.. for the best AFTER NAILCARE is our favourite CDN Solar Oil! She said you should have a little bottle in your purse to keep your cuticles moisturised!
But for the best results, get your [manicure](https://lesalon.com/areas/manicure-in-london/) at LeSalon!! [Book now](https://lesalon.com/book)!
Hannah Lloyd-Thomas

Hannah Lloyd-Thomas

Graduating from the University of Cambridge, Hannah made her way into LeSalon where she wrote articles on the best beauty products for mums to the biggest fashion trends, and everything in between. You can now find her using her skills and knowledge as a Senior Consultant.

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