Party Nails

From Subtle And Sparkly To Over-The-Top, Here Are 17 Party-Ready Nail Colors To Inspire Your Next Manicure

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Welcome to Get The Look, a series where we highlight current trends and the products worth buying to pull them off.

From fun party dresses to over-the-top heels, ‘tis the season to put your most festive self on full display. And one of the easiest (and arguably most fun) ways to get into the holiday spirit is with a great manicure. Whether you’re partial to classic red nails or you’re more into shimmery silver shades, there are plenty of trend-forward nail polishes on the market today that can make your holiday mani dreams come true. 

Thankfully, you don’t need to head to your local drugstore to find them, because our team of product experts rounded up a list of 14 party-ready polishes below. From classic winter hues like black, red, and navy to trendier shades like shimmery lilac and glitter-packed copper, there’s sure to be an option in the collection below that will complete your festive ‘fit. Scroll on to shop them all.

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November 20, 2023

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OPI Nail Lacquer In Five Golden Flings


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A high-impact gold polish packed with metallic flecks.

Essie Nail Polish In Set In Stones


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All that glitters isn't gold—sometimes it's silver.

Olive & June Nail Polish In Mermaid Hair


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An iridescent combo of pink, purple, and gold that will liven up a simple sweater and jeans outfit.

Essie Nail Polish Limited Edition Gift Set


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Four seasonal shades you can wear together or on their own.

Zoya Nail Lacquer In Sophia


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Described as "intense crimson," this bright red lacquer brings the drama.

OPI Nail Lacquer In Hot & Coaled


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A multifaceted shade for those that know how easy it is to end up on the naughty list.

Ella + Mila Nail Polish In Bronze Me Baby


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Capitalize on this fall's copper trend while it's still hot.

Essie Limited Edition Holiday Nail Polish Gift Set


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Between Off Tropic and No Place Like Chrome, there are no flops in this four-pack.

OPI Nail Lacquer In Put On Something Ice


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A sparkly, feminine lilac that evokes memories of sipping hot cocoa after ice skating.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color In Girls Flip


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The final addition to a perfect New Year's Eve look.

OPI Holiday Mini Nail Polish Set


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Gift this to a girl friend, then have an old-fashioned mani party.

Ella + Mila Nail Polish In Everglow


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If snowballs were made from shimmer, they would look like Ella + Mila's Everglow.

Olive & June Nail Polish In Cosmic Silver


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A subtle silvery shade ready to glisten under the glow of holiday lights.

Ella + Mila Glitter Collection


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Glitter in all its finest forms—good luck choosing a favorite.

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