The Ultimate 2013 Winter and Holiday Nail Polish Guide

It's almost that most wonderful time of the year, when it's socially acceptable -- nay, encouraged -- for grown women to wear over-the-top glitter n
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It's almost that most wonderful time of the year, when it's socially acceptable -- nay, encouraged -- for grown women to wear over-the-top glitter n
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It's almost that most wonderful time of the year, when it's socially acceptable -- nay, encouraged -- for grown women to wear over-the-top glitter nail polish.

This season, nail polish brands have you covered in that regard. But for those of you feeling slightly Grinch-y, there are more than just glittery reds here. You'll also see cool pastels and sleek neutrals. The one color family you won't see much of this season? Neons. I think we can all agree this is a good thing.

Click through for the winter and holiday nail collections from your fave brands. Since the holidays unofficially start right after Halloween these days, you can snag all of them right now.

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OPI "Mariah Carey 2013 Holiday Collection"

Vibe: You can probably stop clicking right now, because these 18 limited edition shades from Mariah "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Carey's holiday collection include pretty much every shade of red that the human eye can distinguish, plus glitters.

Colors: (left to right, top to bottom) My Favorite Ornament, All I Want for Christmas, Cute Little Vixen, Underneath the Mistletoe, In My Santa Suit, Visions of Love, Warm Me Up, Wonderous Star, All Sparkly and Gold, Sleigh Ride for Two, Ski Slope Sweetie, I Snow You Love Me, Silent Stars Go By, Baby Please Come Home, Make Him Mine, It's Frosty Outside, Emotions, Kiss Me at Midnight

Buy: Get it here, $9.00

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Essie "Shearling Darling"

Vibe: Just like the fall collection, Essie takes inspiration from garments and textiles, with the snuggliest polish names and colors imaginable. There's only one true glitter in the collection, in a token holiday red.

Colors: (from left, clockwise) Shearling Darling, Toggle to the Top, Sable Collar, Warm & Toasty Turtleneck, Parka Perfect, Mind Your Mittens

Buy: Get it here, $8.50

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Chanel "Collection Nuit Infinie"

Vibe: Tres chic and oh-so-classic.

Colors: Rouge Rubis, Accessoire

Buy: Get it here, $26.00

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Deborah Lippmann "Silk"

Vibe: You can finally get your hands on the new "mateen" finish that Lippmann debuted at Kate Spade's spring presentation. Silk is an accurate descriptor -- the finish falls somewhere between matte and shiny.

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

Buy: Get it here, $19.00

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Rococo "Space Age"

Vibe: Sophisticated sparkle. This truly is glitter for grown-ups, and the holographic color was a hit with beauty editors at the launch.

Colors: Space Invader (my favorite of the season), Radioactive, Bad Robot, Odyssey

Buy: Get it here, $16.00

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Butter London "Illusionists"

Vibe: Three strong cream lacquers anchor the collection, while three shimmery "overcoats" provide the flair.

Colors: Come To Bed Red, Stardust, Union Jack Black (from the fall collection), Stratford Honey, Bramble, Petrol

Buy It: Get it here, $15.00

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Jin Soon "Holiday Toppings"

Vibe: This may be Jin Soon's blingiest collection ever. The big, chunky glitter in these three top coats will gloriously take your holiday mani to the next level.

Colors: Gala, Fete, Soiree

Buy: Get it here, $48/set of 3

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Ciate "Tweeds"

Vibe: Imagine a Chanel coat made entirely of glitter and that pretty much sums it up. The textures in these fun polishes range from fine sparkles to near-pailette size sequins.

Colors: Sloaney Sweetie, Couture Noir, It’s Haute In Here, Brocade Parade, Need For Tweed, Meet Me In Mayfair

Buy: Get it here, $15.00

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Orly "Secret Society"

Vibe: If your holiday party has a "whodunit" theme, these are the polishes to wear.

Colors: Macabre Masquerade, Lavish Bash, What's the Password, Masked Ceremony, Voyeuristic Adventure, Risque Encounter

Buy: Get it here, $8.50

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Zoya "Zenith"

Vibe: This icy-cool collection makes me want to go ice skating.

Colors: Seraphina, Cassedy, Belinda, Payton, Dream, Mosheen

Buy: Get it here, $8.00

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Julep "The New Neutrals"

Vibe: Think pink, cream and taupe except sparklier.

Colors: Jane, Esmee, Ava, Amery, Veda, Polymer Top Coat

Buy: Get it here, $35.00/set of 6