The Best Glitter Nail Polishes for the Holiday Season


The best glitter nail polishes are made for seasons like this. Holiday parties need sparkling nail polish now more than ever. It’s time to let loose and party hard until we have a new year to grapple with. Traditionally, glitter and sparkles have only been for bubbly teenagers. If a grown woman walks into a party with glitter nail polish, it better be on 80s theme night. However, these trends are changing.

With chanteuses like Mariah Carey producing cosmetic lines that specialize in glittery glitz, sparkling nail polish has reached the upper echelons of fashion society. You don’t want to walk into a holiday party with rainbow nails, but some scarlet sparkles could serve you well. To keep your nails glamorous as they glisten, here are the best glitter nail polishes out there this holiday season.


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YVES SAINT LAURENT’S LA LAQUE COUTURE IN SILVER CLASH

If you want some silver glitter on your nails, look no further than Yves Saint Laurent. This is one of the finest glitter nail polishes on the market. YSL doesn’t just offer you this fine nail polish. On their website, you can find nail video tutorials demonstrating how to apply glitter nail polish. It’s a website that will come in handy even if you end up going with another one of the brands on this list.


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Courtesy of Butter London

BUTTER LONDON’S CHANCER NAIL LACQUER

If you want glittery nail designs geared toward the winter holidays, Chancer Nail Lacquer is the polish for you. Sparkling in the hue of Nutcracker soldier’s suits and fresh new poinsettias, this subtle Butter London shade is just sparkly enough to make your nails dance. For black-tie parties, this is precisely the sparkling nail polish you want.


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ESSIE’S LUXEFFECTS GLITTER TOP COAT IN STROKE OF BRILLIANCE

Forgive the long name of this Amazon bestseller but this is a drugstore nail polish you can be proud of. This shade evokes the crystal-blue dress of the White Witch in Narnia. It doesn’t pack the same punch as red or silver, but don’t underestimate the allure of whites. If you’re going for blue-grey shadows and snowy-white dresses, Essie is the nail polish for you.


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OPI’S BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S NAIL LACQUER

If you want to wear pink glittery nail polish this winter, Opi has the answer. This glitter nail polish is gentle on the eyes and simple to apply. You won’t need to refer to nail tutorials if this is your look for the holidays. This drugstore nail polish proves grown women can wear sparkly pink with style. Don’t give up on your childhood loves too soon.


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Courtesy of Jinsoon

JINSOON ‘MOTIF’ NAIL LACQUER

This nail polish is more like a confetti imitation than a glittery substance. Distinctive black and white squares are scattered together in a neutral collage on your nail when you apply this JINsoon product. It may read a bit more Parisian than winter holiday, but when combined with the right outfit, even black and white will pop.


Best glitter nail polishes
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MARC JACOBS ENAMORED HI-SHINE NAIL POLISH IN SHOWGIRL

Yves Saint Laurent’s website features a video explaining how to apply glitter nail polish and silver polish, but their gold shade is sold out at the time of writing this. So, Marc Jacobs gets the first gold glitter nail polish mention on this list. Hooray! You did it Marc! The company earns their position, concocting a metallic gold-copper look that will mix with earth tones or holiday reds.


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BURBERRY BEAUTY

If you’re looking for a more traditional gold, try one of the best glitter nail polishes imported from London. Slightly edging out Butter London’s bold red, in my opinion, Burberry’s seasonal look is formulated with antioxidant pro-vitamin B5 and myrrh. This extract will keep your nails strong and healthy while you’re busy partying it up. If you prefer red, Burberry also has a Ruby Glitter shade that I recommend.


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DEBORAH LIPPMAN GLITTER NAIL COLOR

Across the Universe sounds like something out of the 1960s, but this glittery color has found a place in winter holiday fashion thanks to movies like Frozen. The turquoise and blue blend are identical to Elsa’s dress in the smash hit Disney film. If you’re dressing like a cartoon princess for this year’s holiday soiree, your nails could do with this glitter nail polish.

Wear glitter to the party and be proud of it. These sparkling nail polishes will give you just enough glitz to be the talk of the party…in a good way.



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