The holiday season is a time when everything seems to shine a little brighter. There are shimmery holiday lights everywhere you look, and because of all of the holiday parties, everyone seems more polished. We wear shimmery highlighters, sparkly jewels, and maybe even sequined dresses or shiny shoes… so we definitely can’t neglect glitter nails.
To get your lovely digits prepared for the holiday season, we’ve searched high and low for the best glitter nail polishes on the market – the ones that will not chip easily, and will have you getting noticed at all of the holiday parties. Regardless of whether you like an all over solid shine, a glittery accent nail, or maybe just glittery French tips, get ready to glow trying any of these 15 sparkling glitter nail polish colors!
1. Deborah Lippmann Glitter Nail Color in Mermaid’s Dream
Amp up the fun, and give a sassy nod to summer (or maybe a much needed wintertime Caribbean vacation), with this beachy glitter nail polish. This glitter polish primarily consists of silver and pale blue flecks, with just a hint of teal and dark blue, to really remind us of mermaid tail scales gleaming in the sun. Get this gorgeous glitter nail color at Nordstrom!
2. Ciate London Glitter Nail Polish in Razzmatazz
The combination of smaller and larger pieces of golden glitter in this nail polish reflects light in such a way so that it looks brighter on the nail than it does in the bottle. A larger brush makes this glitter nail polish easy to apply, and the warm shade of gold makes it stand out as a little more unique. This retails at Sephora for $8.00.
3. Julep Glitter Nail Color in Estelle
You don’t have to be overly demure this holiday season, even if you opt for the glitter nail polish trend. Simply choose a color like Estelle, comprised of black and silver bits of glitter, for a punk rock shine. This holiday Goth shade of glitter nail polish is available at Nordstrom.
4. WHIM Bold Glitters Nail Lacquer in Catching Confetti
This glitter nail polish will get you party ready with its large chunks of ultra glittery purple. It’s harder to get an opaque finish with such large pieces, but I think it’s totally worth it because the effect would be high drama. If you don’t want to go through all that work, maybe stick to a shimmery purple accent nail. This glitter nail lacquer is sold at Ulta.
5. Burberry Glitter Nail Polish in Silver
The sleek touch of a shimmering silver nail is undeniable. This frosty glitter nail polish is perfect for a more glamorous holiday party. Personally, I like these kinds of solid silvers applied over a French manicure tip, for just a hint of glimmer. This perfect glittering silver nail polish is available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
6. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Glitter Nail Polish in Glinda
This dense silver glitter nail polish is for the good witches among us. This color goes on opaque fairly quickly, to bring your nails to a blinding shine – perfect for defeating both the winter cold and the bad witches. This long-lasting glitter nail polish will not cheap easily, so don’t be concerned while you gift wrap. It’s sold at Sephora.
7. JINsoon Gala Glitter Nail Lacquer
This is another gorgeous glitter nail polish that is free of the harmful 5 ingredients. True to its name, this high-shine polish is perfect for balls and galas, thanks to a perfect shade of rose gold glitter. This glitter nail lacquer goes on smoothly and evenly, with just one sweep of the brush, and the differently sized flecks ensure maximum shine and dimension. This glitter polish is available at Nordstrom.
8. NCLA x CutePolish in I’ll See Ya Next Time
This dark blue and teal glitter nail polish is on the darker side, but the shimmer in it is so radiant that the effect is nighttime romance. It’d be the perfect pop of color, especially for those of you sick of traditional Christmas colors. Alternatively, it’d be perfectly on theme for you Hanukkah celebration! It’s available from Target.
9. Nails INC Luxe Boho Glitter Nail Polish in Notting Hill Lane
This groovy glitter nail polish channels a girlish take on the ‘70s. This mixture of magenta, purple, and nude glitter pieces brightens any look in a playful way. Reserve this polish shade for the wild and fun holiday parties with friends! You can buy it from Net-a-Porter.
10. Sugarloom Cosmetics Snowflake Scandal Glitter Nail Polish
This cool glitter nail polish is a dose of wintery depth and dimension. It shines bright with lighter and darker flecks in different shades of blue and silver, the perfect color palette for a fierce snow queen. What’s more, you’ll feel good knowing Sugarloom doesn’t test on animals, and they avoid the 5 harmful nail polish ingredients. You can find it at Runway2Street.
11. Smith & Cult Glitter Nail Polish in Vegas Post Apocalyptic
This delicate glitter nail polish stands out thanks to the extremely finely milled glitter pieces used in it. The glitter itself is a uniform shade of warm and feminine rose gold, and it’d be perfectly paired with a flowy and light cocktail dress. It’s available at Net-a-Porter.
12. butter LONDON Glitter Nail Lacquer in Lovely Jubbly
This glitter nail polish screams teenage punk princess chic, thanks to a combination of tiny cool purple and silver glitter chunks. Unless you are an aforementioned punk princess, this pigmented purple with an edge polish is probably best used on an accent nail, or for cute designs. Get it at Ulta!
13. Leighton Denny Temptress Glitter Nail Varnish
Channel a starry sky with this mesmerizing glitter nail polish. Tiny and shimmering glitter pieces are suspended in black polish, and the effect is classy, glamorous, and mysterious. Make full use of this color (and its excellent brush) by applying it over all ten nails, in two opaque coats. It’s available at The Hut.
14. By Terry Terrybly Nail Lacquer 700 in Glitter Glow Top Coat
Another sparkly blue number for all o’ ya’ll celebrating the Festival of Lights. This is technically a glitter top coat, so it’s meant to be worn over a solid polish (I think it’d be paired best with a pale blue, black, or white). You can get this gorgeous glitter nail polish at Barneys.
15. NARS Glitter Nail Polish in Arabesque
Inject a touch of warmth into your holiday look, with this lovely peach glitter nail polish. These finely ground glitter pieces are suspended in a sheer pink polish, so you can either apply a few coats for opacity, or apply over a more opaque pink. This color is perfect to end our list, because it can work for any holiday celebration! You can get it at Sephora.
Which of these shimmering glitter nail polishes is your favorite? Do you rock the full-force glitter nails, or opt for a design or accent nails? Comment and let me know!
Photos courtesy of Net-a-Porter, Ulta, Sephora