If you really want to get into the Christmas spirit, take your festive cheer to your nails.

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And rather than try something complex like a penguin, snowman or even a snowflake, we asked celebrity nail technician Stephanie Staunton to give us the lowdown on recreating an easy - yet impressive - pattern for the holidays: candy cane stripes.

So queue up your Christmas movie, grab yourself a mulled wine and try this little fashionable festive fun at home.