There's no better time to experiment with glitter than Christmas, writes Susannah Taylor, but less is definitely more

Grown-up glitter must be applied with extreme caution to avoid resembling a 1980s Christmas tree. The GTG rules are these:  go for glimmer rather than glitter on the body, but by all means go for all-out megawatt sparkle on concentrated smaller areas such as eyes and nails. This festive season we’ll be choosing nails - there’s no quicker way to add a touch of inexpensive dazzle to any outfit. Here's our pick of the best...

OPI Nail Lacquer in The Living Daylights, £11,

No7 Stay Perfect Nail Lacquer in Daisy Darling, £5.50,

Barry M Nail Paint in 354 Amethyst Glitter, £2.99,

Ciaté Paint Pot in 086 Confetti and 117 Jewellery Box, £9 each,

Topshop Nail Varnish in Bowl Me Over, £6,

Nails inc. Royal Arcade Nail Jewellery in Pink Diamond and Emerald, £11 each,

Revlon Nail Enamel in 340 Stunning and 441 Radiant, £6.49 each

Shu Uemura Karl Lagerfeld Nail Colour in Karl Black, £15,

Anya Hindmarch Twinkle Clutch/Make-up Bag, £350,