Happy engagement season! As the weather chills, our Instagram feed fills with dozens of engagement ring selfies posted by freshly minted brides-to-be. But before you snap that selfie, be sure to prep your nails with the perfect shade of nail polish to complement your brand new sparkler. Luckily, this season's holiday nail polish colors are just right for this festive occasion.
Not only are these holiday nail enamels perfect for ring selfies, but whether you’re a winter bride or have an agenda full of parties from November through December, you'll want to coat your nails in these stunning shades.
From snowflake-inspired sparkles to traditional and festive reds, here are seven of our favorite holiday nail polishes to deck out your next mani!
Essie Nail Polish in Hear Me Aurora
Cozying up with a glass of your favorite red by the fireplace this season? Match your manicure to your vino for a perfect pairing. As part of their new 2018 Winter Collection, this Essie shade is one part wintery, one part warm, and is a great option for anyone who wants to be a bit festive without the kitsch.
SHOP NOW: Target, $8.99
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Wow
Love gel manis but hate the UV lamp? Then this line of polishes is perfect for you. With a gel look and feel, this full coverage crème polish gives off silver bell vibes. Be sure to pair it with the brand's base and top coat for a glistening gel-like mani without the salon trip.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $20
Basecoat in Noah
Thanks to this perfect evergreen shade, you can have a Christmas tree (or Hanukkah bush) right on your fingertips. One of the few eight-free brands—meaning the formula is free of eight harsh chemicals typically found in polishes—this shade by Base Coat totes high color power with a subtle sheen.
SHOP NOW: Basecoat, $20
Butter London Glazen Peel Off Glitter Nail Lacquer in Gold Rush
‘Tis the season to sparkle. Whether you use this on an accent finger or all 10, the shimmer and shine is fun and festive, but won’t take away from the sparkler you're rocking on your left hand. The best part? This polish PEELS OFF! Consider smelly, harsh removers a thing of the past.
SHOP NOW: Kohl's, $12
Smith & Cult in Consequence of Fame
Don’t want to sparkle, but still crave some shine? Give this shade by Smith & Cult a go. Five golden rings have got nothing on this gilded polish that goes on smooth and shines bright, all while being made with an eight-free formula.
SHOP NOW: Bluemercury, $18
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in 572 Emblematique
You can’t go wrong rocking red this time of year. This high-shine shade is warm yet bold, resembling that of holly berries and adding an effortless pop of holiday cheer to any ensemble.
SHOP NOW: Chanel, $28
OPI Infinite Shine in Alpine Snow
Enjoy all the beauty of a holiday blizzard without the freezing temps by sporting a basic white manicure that's anything but. This crisp, vibrant white by OPI provides a gel-like shine and up to 11 days of wear, and can double as the ideal hue for a traditional French tip too!
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $13