If you’re not into the overstated glitz seen in many designer holiday collections, fear not. Besides killer shoes and a great clutch, we’ve got the perfect accessory to complement your little black dress this holiday season. With this year’s holiday nail polish collections, you’ll be festive and on-trend without feeling like a walking Christmas tree.
Essie’s winter collection is all about the cocktail bling. “Like any great accessory, jewelry makes a statement. So I say, the bigger the better! Whether you wear rings, bangles, pendants or brooches-size matters!” says Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie Cosmetics. “The same is true with color for Winter 2011, the bolder the better.” The six precious-stone-and metal-inspired hues make a statement while still remaining soft and subdued for a more low-key look.
We’re already planning on sporting one of Deborah Lippmann’s new holiday shades on New Years Eve. Sequins, sparkles and glitter are at the heart of this collection that celebrates the spirit of the season. There’s nothing subtle about these limited-edition hues, but that’s why we like them. Since we’re unsure if we can pull off a red sequin number at the family holiday party, a manicure with Do Ya Think I’m Sexy (a risqué red sequin shade) is our pick for a family-friendly alternative.
OPI sought inspiration from The Kardashian girls and the Muppets for their holiday polishes. High-shine is the common denominator for these two limited-editions collections, which pumps up the glitz factor on even the neutral shades. We love ’em all.
The Gem & Jewels holiday collection from Zoya is another metallic-themed group that we can’t live without. Comprised of six shades (three metallics and three matching glitter glazes) that can be worn alone or layered, the options are endless. With the Gems & Jewels Holiday Collection Sampler (that contains all six lacquers), you can mix and match until you find the perfect combo.
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