Stocking Stuffers: Nail Polish
First picture: OPI Mariah Carey holiday 2013 collection: (top row) Underneath the Mistletoe, My Favorite Ornament, In My Santa Suit, All I Want for Christmas (Is OPI), Visions of Love, Cute Little Vixen; (middle row) Liquid Sands shades Make Him Mine, Kiss Me at Midnight, Emotions, Silent Stars Go By, It’s Frosty Outside, Baby Please Come Home; (bottom row) Sleigh Ride for Two, Warm Me Up, Wonderous Star, Ski Slope Sweetie, I Snow You Love Me, All Sparkly and Gold
Second picture: Zoya Naturel Collection, left to right: Chantal, Taylor, Rue, Brigitte, Odette, Normani; Zenith Collection, left to right: Seraphina, Cassedy, Belinda, Payton, Dream, Mosheen
Third picture: Nails Inc. Snowflake nail polish; L’Oreal The Magic Top Coats in The Holographic, The Shift Me, The True Gold, The True Diamond, The Sparklicious; L’Oreal Colour Riche Gold Dust Textured Collection in Too Dimensional? and Diamond in the Rough
Fourth picture: SpaRitual Illuminate Collection for holiday 2013: Intellect, Invention, Intuition, Intention, Imagination, Improvisation
Fifth picture: Nicole by OPI Oil to Go for Cuticles, 3-in-1 Base, Top Coat, and Strengthener; Matte Top Coat; Quick Dry Top Coat
So much nail polish to choose from this holiday season! If you’re looking to grab some reds, purples, or glitters, try Mariah Carey’s collaboration with OPI ($9 each at Ulta and salons). I particularly love the Liquid Sands shades, which are textured glitters; bright blue Kiss Me at Midnight and almost-black Emotions are the most unexpected, I think.
Zoya has some similarly great glitters in their Zenith holiday collection; holographic shades Payton and Dream are particularly unique, but the nudes in their Naturel collection are just as pretty ($8 each at Zoya.com and Ulta stores).
There’s also a great amount of flash in SpaRitual’s Illuminate collection ($12 at SpaRitual.com), with six beautiful duochrome shades that transition between different colors, and some excellent texture in the specialty Nails Inc. shade Snowflake ($11 at Sephora), with white glitter meant to evoke the weather.
And don’t forget that drugstore nail polish offerings are worth your time, too: L’Oreal’s Magic Top Coats collection ($6.99 each at your local drugstore) is affordable and gives you some of the same effects as more expensive options, and the new Nicole by OPI treatments, including cuticle oil and base coat ($7.99 each at your local drugstore) are great basic options.