‘Tis the Season for the Right Nail Color

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With thousands of nail colors to choose from during the Holiday rush, you can get lost just trying to decide which one to buy. Will you go for the traditional ruby red to match the bow on your door? Or will you go for the overt, glittery golden color? So many to choose from and so little time before the New Year! Worry not—below, we’ve selected 9 of our year-end favorites at every price point.

Maybelline ColorShow Nail Lacquer Metallics in Blue Blowout
$3.99

Welcome the holiday season with a knockout nail polish from Maybelline. The new and gorgeous Blue Blowout is a frosted blue with a metallic, snowy sheen. A soft, yet striking accent to your winter wardrobe.

Orly Nail Lacquer in Angel Eyes (Holiday Naughty or Nice Collection)
$8.50

Heaps of glitter and bright colors are cropping up in the beauty world these days, but this selection from Orly is worth the attention. Angel Eyes, a bright blue glitter, is just the sparkle you were looking for to make your season sexy and sophisticated.

LAQA & Co. Nail Polish in Ankle Biter
$12.50

They won us over with their artistic nail pens, but LAQA & Co. finally launched the lacquered bottles we’ve been waiting for! Rich texture and long-lasting wear make these at the top of the stock list. Try Ankle Biter, a lustrous bronze-rose.

Anna Sui Nail Color N in N405
$15

Are you new to creative nail art and don’t know where to start? Stick to the basics. Anna Sui’s glassy red is the perfect companion to your little black dress. The rich pigment applies opaque even in one coat, and the brand’s signature tea rose scent will have you sniffing your fingertips as you sip your eggnog.

Kure Bazaar Nail Color in Or Rose
$16

An eco polish that doesn’t sacrifice style, Kure Bazaar has won our hearts over with its 4-Free, high-shine, 85% naturally-based formulation. This season we’re loving the burnished sheen of Or Rose, a soft-focus metallic pastel.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Cleopatra
$18.00

We instantly fell head over heels for Deborah Lippmann’s knockout must-have, Cleopatra. The black base is as inky as your cat eye, and the chunky hexa-gold glitter adds that much more intensity.  Can your New Year’s manicure get any more edgy?

Jin Soon Nail Lacquer in Metaphor
$18.00

Jin Soon Choi is known to some as a nail goddess of Fashion Week, and her new chip-proof line of classic creams is the ideal formula for racing around during  the holiday rush. Metaphor, a smoky green, is a slightly darker version of Pantone’s annual color pick for 2013, emerald green. This nail color is all pine trees and wreaths.

OPI Get Bonded Kit
$19.95 for three

Nobody does nails better than Bond, James Bond. In celebration of all things Skyfall, OPI recently launched Get Bonded, an ultra-gram trio of maroon, blood red, and a shimmering gold top coat. Perfect for that one night out when you meet a man who actually orders a martini shaken, not stirred.

Nails Inc. Bling it on Black Leather & Skulls
$25

Talk about making a tough statement—leather and lacquer are finally together! Nail Inc.’s black polish applies glossy at first, but dries into a rubbery, leather-like texture. The set also includes four crystal skull embellishments that your nails can really dig into.