12 glitter nail polish shades for a festive manicure in a flash
It’s the most wonderful (and busiest) time of the year
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / December 14 2023
December is always jam-packed with work, holiday parties, celebrating with family and Christmas shopping.
Unfortunately, when you’re booked and busy the last thing you have time for is a manicure.
But just because you won’t be able to see your nail artist until the New Year doesn’t mean your nails can’t look polished in the lead up to Christmas.
Look, we don’t expect you to execute festive-themed nail art like a paid professional, but with the right shade of glitter nail polish on hand you’ll look like a Christmas angel with little to no effort required.
So if you’ve got 20 minutes to spare and a steady hand, keep reading, we’ve got 12 glitter nail polish shades for you to try this festive season.
Essie Luxeffects Nail Polish in ‘Pure Pearlfection’
If you’re usually a nude manicure kind of person then this pearlescent shimmer glitter nail polish is one to try. One to two coats is all you’ll need to achieve a translucent glimmering layer of pearly white shimmer.
$15.99 at Priceline
Revlon Classic Nail Enamel in ‘063 Divine’
Nothing says festive quite like a molten metallic deep red nail polish. This classic shade from Revlon emulates the swathed finish of red velvet.
$15.95 at Priceline
OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish in ‘Spring Break the Internet’
Channel your best Christmas Barbie self this silly season and layer up a few coats of this sparkling pink nail polish shade from OPI’s Infinite Shine range.
$23.95 at Adore Beauty
Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish in ‘Gold’
Capitalise on the camp glamour of the Christmas period and coat your nails in a healthy serving of chunky gold glitter. This glitter-infused formula from Sephora is fast-drying and long-lasting too.
$10 at Sephora
Pax Polish Nail Colour + Treatment in ‘143 Hailey’
Designed to emulate Hailey Bieber’s signature glazed donut nails, this nail colour is a no-brainer for the festive season non-traditionalist. The thin, transparent formula can be worn alone or layered over other nail polishes for a chrome finish manicure.
$31 at Sephora
Revolution Glitter Crush Nail Polish in ‘Totally Mine’
After a chunky glitter nail polish with an opaque finish? This gleaming silver varnish shade from Revolution should do the trick.
$10 at Priceline
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear® in ‘Heart of Sass’
Like the sound of pink nails decorated with glitter confetti? This hard-wearing formula from Sally Hansen is just the ticket.
$7.95 at Priceline
Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in ‘Royal Emerald’
Butter London produces arguably some of the best nail polishes on the market. The nail varnish brand has expanded their range with this jewel-toned emerald green metallic polish.
$27.95 at Butter London
Hermès Les Mains Hermès Nail Enamel in ‘Violet Manganèse’
Lose it over a luxe nail polish? Hermès’ limited edition foray into the world of metallics is chic to say the least; this moody metal aubergine hue makes for an elevated Christmas manicure.
$75 at Hermès
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.