It may not seem like winter is coming, but with Thanksgivukkah in two weeks, it’s time to start getting our holiday wish lists together a bit earlier than anticipated. With the party season upon us, here are a few of our favorite new nail collections, complete with creamy jewel tones, shimmery effects and glitter galore.

OPI “Mariah Carey 2013 Holiday Collection”, $9 each,

As if “All I Want For Christmas” isn’t stuck in your head already…

Essie “Shearling Darling Winter 2013”, $8.50 each,

All we need is a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows and fuzzy slippers and we’re good to go.

Shades L to R: Shearling Darling, Toggle to the Top, Sable Collar, Warm & Toasty Turtleneck, Parka Perfect, Mind Your Mittens

Chanel “Collection Nuit Infinite”, $27 each,

Two infinitely classic reds.

L to R: Rouge Rubis, Accessoire

Deborah Lippmann “Silk” Collection, $19 each,

Harem Silks from Bombay, Pseudo Silk Kimono, Red Silk Boxers

Butter London “Illusionists” Collection, $15 each,

L to R: Come to Bed Red, Stardust, Union Jack Black, Stratford Honey, Bramble, Petrol

The metallics act as overcoats, making the creamier shades really stand out.

Jin Soon Choi “Holiday Toppings” Gift Set, $48/3,

Perfectly paired with a glass of bubbly.

L to R: Gala, Fete, Soiree

Ciate “Tweeds” Collection, $15 each,

Just like a boxy jacket you’d wear over a party-ready LBD.

L to R: Sloaney Sweetie, Couture Noir, It’s Haute in Here, Brocade Parade, Need for Tweed, Meet Me in Mayfair

Orly “Secret Society” Collection, $8.50 each,

L to R: Macabre Masquerade, Lavish Bash, What’s the Password, Masked Ceremony, Voyeuristic Adventure, Risque Encounter

Zoya “Zenith” Winter Holiday Collection, $8 each,

Winter wonderland perfection.

L to R: Seraphina, Cassedy, Belinda, Payton, Dream, Mosheen

Julep “The New Neutrals”, $35/6,

A fantastic stocking-stuffer.

L to R: Jane, Esmee, Ava, Amery, Veda, plus a polymer top coat


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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