festive holiday manicures

11 Holiday Nail Colors for an Extra-Festive Manicure

Glitz, glitter, and glam are exactly what you need this time of year.

By: Hannah Baxter

It hardly seems possible, but the holidays are quite literally around the corner. And while we’re all for spending time with loved ones this time of year, that often means hauling products back and forth to maintain your hair, skin, and makeup game. So if you want to keep your look seasonally appropriate without putting in too much extra effort (we get it, you’re stressed to the gills), we recommend indulging in a festive mani. From a classic red to a shimmery emerald, and a high-voltage glitter, these are the 11 polish shades we’re loving this holiday season.


PaintBox Nail Lacquer in Like Wild, $22

For a more neutral look that still reads holiday, embrace this muted evergreen shade.

Tenoverten Carmine, $12

A rich red that looks like you’re dripping in luxe holiday cheer.

Essie Caught on Tape, $9

Shimmery gold is always your best bet for the holiday season. Prepare for compliments.

Jin Soon Glacé, $18

Why do subtle when you could do megawatt sparkle?

Nars Soup Can, $20

A high-gloss red that looks like a favorite of Mrs. Claus herself.

Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. in Meteorite, $7

A silvery polish that looks like you scooped it out of a barrel of tinsel. Glam!

CND VINYLUX in Dark Lava, $11

A hint of shimmer lands this moody burgundy shade on our must-have list.

Deborah Lippman Laughin’ to the Bank, $18

This rich emerald shade proves you don’t have to give in to a traditional red nail to still look festive.

Butter London Giddy Kipper Nail Lacquer, $15

Shimmery indigo nails that will make you the envy of your entire Hanukkah celebration.

CHANEL Le Vernis in Radiant Red, $28

We never want to see this hypnotic red shade leave our fingers, but it’s especially delicious around the holidays.

Smith & Cult A Little Lovely, $18

For nails that look like the Times Square NYE ball just before it hits midnight, this polish has got you covered.

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