As mid-November rolls around, that holiday feeling is finally sinking in. ABC Family has already aired commercials for its “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas”, and it’s almost time to start making our wish lists. And what is a holiday party without new nail candy? ‘Tis the season for glitter manis, so here are nine collections sure to sparkle with that new outfit and a glass of bubbly.

Essie Winter Collection
Essie Winter Collection

L to R: Leading Lady, Butler Please, She’s Pampered, Snap Happy, Where’s My Chauffer, Beyond Cozy.

Just thinking about the names of these shades gets me in the holiday party mood. Bonus: Essie is collaborating with Baublebar (a FTS must-have!) for the ultimate winter accessories trend.

OPI Skyfall

OPI Skyfall

1st Row: The World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me.

2nd Row: GoldenEye, Moonraker, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Live and Let Die, In Living Daylights.

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, each of the 12 polishes are named after a Bond film, including The Man with the Golden Gun, an 18-karat gold top coat.

Zoya Ornate Winter 2012/2013 Collection

L to R: Blaze, Electra, Ziv, Storm, Aurora, Logan.

Razzle and dazzle with this collection of six glittery metallic shades.

China Glaze Holiday Joy Christmas 2012

Shades featured: Glitter All The Way, Pure Joy, Champagne Kisses, Winter Holly.

A dozen shades, including four red polishes and shimmer and metallics galore for a tip-top holiday mani.

Butter London Holiday 2012 Collection

Butter London Holiday Collection
L to R: Fiddlesticks, Jack the Lad, Scallywag, Scuppered, Fairy Cake.

These five shades make great topcoats for twinkling tips.

Deborah Lippmann

Deborah Lippmann Rock this Town

Deborah Lippmann She's Always a Woman

Two new sets for the holidays: Rock This Town (top) , a glimmery trio of lavender, brass and copper and She’s Always a Woman (bottom), a party perfect collection of royal blue, nude and raspberry.

Dior “Diorific Vernis-Le Grand Bal” Nail Lacquer Collection

Dior Le Grand Bal Collection

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L to R: Marilyn, Diva, Lady, Diorling.

Four stunning shades fit for a princess, encased in a glass bottle and accented with a gold topper.

NARS Andy Warhol Color Holiday Collection

NARS for Andy Warhol Holiday Collection
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L to R: Back Room, New York Dolls, Superstar, 15 Minutes, TV Party.

These new NARS shades aren’t your typical holiday colors, and they look so rich and glossy to wear post-holidays.

Orly Naughty or Nice Holiday 2012 Collection

Set 1: Halo, Torrid, Angel Eyes.

Orly Naughty or Nice 2012 Winter Collection
Set 2: Devil May Care, Miss Conduct, Unlawful
Orly Naughty or Nice 2012 Holiday Collection
Six hues, including one ravishing ruby red and a glimmery champagne. What are you going to be?

Tell us: What shade are you dying to try this holiday season? 


Hannah Gettleman is a bubbly twenty-something living in Chicago. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. Don't tell her that print is dying--she's already made the switch to public relations. As a Midwest girl, winter happens approximately 80% of the year, so she knows a thing or two about a good pair of snow boots. She lives for summer weather (even though she can never tan), Boy Meets World reruns, and an unhealthy addiction to dark chocolate and online shopping. She's a die-hard Chicago sports fan, even though she's well aware the Cubs always end up in last place every year.

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