9 Glitter Nail Polishes Perfect for New Year’s Eve Parties

Scoop up our favorites before they sell out.

By: Hannah Baxter

We don’t care if it’s cliché, wearing some form of glitter on New Year’s Eve is basically required. When else can you rock that brand-new eyeshadow palette, twinkly lip gloss, and a killer mani all in one look? Now that we know we can actually remove a glittery nail after the ball drops—probably while we’re nursing our first hangover of the year—it only makes sense to reveal our absolute favorite polishes. Here are the nine formulas we’ll be wearing to the party circuit this year.


Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Strobe Light: If you’re rushing to get ready and don’t have time for a base or top coat, then this multi-color Sally Hansen shade is a must.

Jin Soon in Bijou: Jin Soon’s polishes never skimp on the glitter, so if you want a high-impact look with larger flecks, you can’t go wrong with Bijou.

Smith & Cult in Gay Ponies Dancing in the Snow: Points for the best name in the biz, plus this warm rosy polish is universally flattering for all skin tones.

Butter London in Tart With A Heart: This Butter London formula is crazy-pigmented, so you can swipe on one coat and run out the door just in time for your midnight smooch.

Essie in Frilling Me Softly: You’re bound to get covered in tinsel and confetti, so why not embrace it with an iridescent shade from cult-favorite Essie?

Deborah Lippmann in Glitter and Be Gay: So glittery, gold, and fabulous, you’ll never want to take it off.

Nars in Night Breed: Leave it to Nars to make sparkles look both moody and effortlessly cool.

YSL La Laque Couture in 79 Silver Clash: When in doubt, a classic silver with plenty of shine will complement any NYE ensemble.

ILNP in Kings & Queens: A holographic purple with flecks of rainbow glitter? Sign us up.

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