Fashionista's Guide to the 10 Best Holiday Nail Polish Collections

From subtle shimmer to full-on glitter, and every shade of red imaginable, the holiday nail polish collections are pretty fancy this year. Here are the 10 best we've seen for the sparkliest season of the year.
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From subtle shimmer to full-on glitter, and every shade of red imaginable, the holiday nail polish collections are pretty fancy this year. Here are the 10 best we've seen for the sparkliest season of the year.
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Thanksgiving is next week, so it's officially time to start talking about the holidays. More specifically, holiday

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Essie "Leading Lady" Collection

Vibe: Essie's richly hued winter collection appears to be an homage to celebs and royalty, as per the press release: "The modern woman is totally driven, desiring the best of everything. Why be the arm candy when she can be the main attraction?" Essie Weingarten herself said the collection is "One part Queen Elizabeth, two parts Duchess of Cambridge." We'd love to see either of them in the fantastic wine glitter polish, which is the highlight of this collection.

Colors: (From L-R) Snap Happy, Where's My Chauffeur, Leading Lady, Butler Please, Beyond Cozy, She's Pampered

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Chanel Eclats du Soir de Chanel

Vibe: Chanel never releases more than three polishes per collection, and for holiday this year, it's one. But, oh my, it's enough. This shimmery wine is absolute perfection.

Colors: Malice

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butter London

Vibe: Known for its whimsical glitters and very British names, this collection doesn't disappoint. From metallics to jewel tones, you'll definitely get your sparkly fix with this one.

Colors: (L-R) Fairy Cake, Scuppered, Jack the Lad, Scallywag, Shambolic

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Zoya "Ornate"

Vibe: This collection is chock full of "crystals" and "shimmer" shades--in other words--sparkle. (Plus Electra, a silvery holographic top coat.) For the holidays Zoya is also releasing a three piece set featuring a golden topcoat containing actual 18k gold flakes (which, despite the astronomical price of gold these days, is a bit of a nail polish mini-trend. OPI's James Bond collection--next page--has a gold-infused polish, too.)

Colors: (L-R) Electra, Ziv, Storm, Logan, Aurora, Blaze

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OPI James Bond Collection:

Vibe: This could be one of OPI's coolest movie tie-ins ever. In honor of this month's release of the

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MAC Glamour Daze

Vibe: Part of MAC's absolutely crave-worthy holiday makeup collection (wait'll you see the packaging--more on that later), these four colors hit it all--a neutral, a pastel, a shimmer, and a full-on glitter. It's like the four food groups of nail lacquer.

Colors: Endless Night, In the Limelight, Girl Power, Everything that Glitters

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Tom Ford

Vibe: Dear Santa, We want this for the holidays. Thanks. Love, Fashionista

Behold the 16-color gift set. None of the colors are new , but from Naked to Bitter Bitch, all the good ones are there, and they're packaged in a posh mahogany box.

Colors: Naked, Toasted Sugar, Mink Brulee, Pink Crush, Indian Pink, Fever Pink, African Violet, Plum Noir, Viper, Ginger Fire, Coral Blame, Scarlet Chinois, Smoke Red, Bordeaux Lust, Carnal Red, Bitter Bitch

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China Glaze Holiday Joy

Vibe: China Glaze never skimps on offering lots of colors in its collections, and this holiday is no exception. From the ubiquitous metallics and glitters to a variety of different reds, this collection is definitely festive.

Colors: (L-R, top to bottom) Champagne Kisses, Angel Wings, Winter Holly, Blue Bells Ring, Glistening Snow, Pizzazz, With Love, Red Satin, Pure Joy, Cranberry Splash, Merry Berry, Glitter All the Way

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Dior Grand Bal

The Vibe: These bottles are hands down the most gorgeous we've seen in a long time. We'd love to find any of them in our stockings this year.

Colors: Diorling [Ed.Note: Best name ever], Marilyn, Diva, Lady

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Deborah Lippmann Rock This Town Set, Christmas in the City Trio

The Vibe: Metallic and very holiday-esque. The Rock this Town set is available everywhere, and DL even did exclusive trios for all the department stores like Nordstrom, Barneys, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's. We love the Nordstrom one specifically because it is SO Christmas-y--the red and green glitter is the best.

Colors: Moon Dance, Chain Reaction, Phoenix Rising; Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Let It Snow!, Run Run Rudolph

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