Our Favorite Winter Nail Colors for Your First Ring Selfie

Meet the loveliest lacquers of the season.

Updated 12/14/18

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It's the most wonderful time of the year... It's engagement season! In addition to the time of holidays and gift giving, this is always one of the most popular times of the year to get engaged, meaning your Instagram feed is about to be flooded with engagement ring selfies—and you might even be posting your own! If you're freshly engaged and have a new sparkler to show off, we're sure you're excited to snap that first ring selfie. But first, make sure your fingers are festive (the occasion calls for it!) with one of our favorite winter nails colors this season.

Now is the time to move away from the bright brights of spring and summer and get comfy with the marvelous mysterious hues of fall and winter. We have searched far and wide to find the loveliest lacquers of the season. Think: inky cobalt blues, rich crimson reds, and creamy whites that'll get you in that bridal mood.

Scroll below to see our favorite winter nail colors this season—and then get ready to snap a selfie that'll pull in all the likes.

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Chanel Le Vernis Velvet Nail Colour in Profoundeur

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While this beloved hue always grows in popularity around this time of year, it's hard not to be fatally attracted to deep, vampy plum shades. They're romantically moody and capture the essence of the winter season to a T. Try this matte textured version that’s also formulated with bioceramics and ceramides to help strengthen your nails.

SHOP NOW: Chanel, $28

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Dior Diorific Vernis in Promesse

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What’s just as glitzy and gorgeous as your new bride-to-be bling? This luminous gold lacquer. Whether you are dressed up or dressed down, this shade is a showstopper that will compliment any look.

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $29

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Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Sorry Not Sorry

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This incredible inky cobalt shade is a fall/winter favorite that might be here to stay. Get in on the trend with this beautiful blue that wears as a strong as a gel minus any harsh UV lamps.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $20

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Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in Dancing Shoes

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‘Tis the season not only for engagements, but a ton of holiday parties. Swipe on this shimmery yet subtle shade to show off your glamorous ring selfie on Instagram or wear it to your next festive office shindig.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $18

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Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in The Message

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This rich crimson shade is a stunning, winterized version of a classic candy-apple red. If you are looking for a shade that will dazzle almost as much as your engagement ring, this is it. The best part of this particular polish? It has an 8-free formula—a.k.a. it is free of all the extra harsh stuff (formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, xylene, etc.)

SHOP NOW: Dermstore, $18

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JINsoon Nail Polish in Sandbar

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Keeping it totally 100, this shade is a part of a summer collection—but who says you can’t break the rules every now and again? This creamy nude is a perfect subdued version of a bright stark white. It transcends seasons and can be worn everywhere from engagement parties to winter white weddings.

SHOP NOW: JINsoon, $18

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Essie Nail Polish in Nightlights

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If you weren't a fan of the soft lilacs and electric purples we see during the sunnier seasons, this smoked-out plum might pique your interest a bit more. This intense shade is topped with a high gloss finish that is streak resistant and flattering on a wide range of skin tones.

SHOP NOW: Target, $9

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