Seasonal Guide: The Best Winter Nail Colors

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Essie's Winter Nail Collection


This winter, Essie brings you one of the most gorgeous nail polish collections, inspired by the Northern Lights. From glittery shades to rich, high shine finishes, there's something for everyone in this dazzling round-up. Try the lilac "Just The Way You Arctic" shade for something new, or top it off with the pearly pink glitter shade in "Polar-izing" for a subtle twist. 

Want to try a gel quality polish without a trip to the salon, or expensive machine? Try Essie's Gel Couture  line for a chip free manicure that will last days and days. 

Pair it with: Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil, Essie Here to Stay Base Coat

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Decorte Nail Enamel


Bring on the winter red tones with this beautiful polish from Decorte. Whether you have long or short nails, red is a classic choice that looks great on everyone. With a high shine finish and long wear formula, your nails will be in top shape all winter long.

Try these other shades from Decorte: Nail Enamel BL940, Nail Enamel RD441, Nail Enamel BK040

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Zoya Winter Nail Polish in "Astrid"


 Attend every function and holiday party in style this year with Zoya's polish in "Astrid", a liquid gold foil that steps up your manicure game in just one application. Wear alone or as a topcoat to other colors, you'll love the way your nails look. 

Pair it with:  Zoya Anchor Base Coat, Zoya Armor Top Coat, Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover

Like to do your manicures yourself? Be sure to follow a few helpful tips when wanting to create a long lasting manicure on your own. Anytime you're painting your own nails, be sure to use two coats instead of one, for a stronger color and finish. Always wait a little bit before applying a strengthening topcoat that helps keep polish in place without chipping. Lastly, apply nailpolish in three strokes to ensure the entire nail bed is covered. 

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OPI The Nutcracker Winter Nail Collection


Re-live a favorite and famous holiday tale, the Nutcracker, through a gorgeous array of nail polish shades from OPI. From deep, midnight blues to festive berry tones, you'll want to buy every single color. 

Pair it with:  OPI Infinite Shine Strengthening Primer, OPI Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops

Want salon quality treatment products to use at home? The OPI Skincare for Hands and Feet collection allows you to get all the benefits of a salon quality pedicure and manicure treatment. The Exfoliating Sugar Scrub buffs out dead skin and calluses from feet, along with removing dry skin from hands. The Hands and Feet Soothing Soak allows skin to soften before cutting cuticles and helps skin absorb creams more easily. 

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Cote No. 2 Nail Polish


Give a clean, crisp impression this winter with Cote No. 2 nail polish. White is one of the prettiest and cleanest colors you can wear on your nails when wanting to keep things minimal. The white color pairs well with anything, and is the perfect choice for anyone who might tend to wear neutral nail colors. Add some fun designs, or wear it plain, there's millions of creative ideas you can execute with a chic, white nail polish.

Pair it with:  Cote Resurface and Repair Base Coat, Cote Organic Argan Oil

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Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Polish in "Prune Metal"

YSL Beaute

Show off your sparkliest of rings and slay all day with this metallic, glittery shade of polish from YSL Beaute. This couture nailpolish will add a finishing touch of elegance to anything you choose to wear, and also comes in a beautiful gold shade if you want options. Infused with Chili Rose Oil, nails are strengthened, while normal chipping and cracking from every day events are prevented. The special brush allows for an even application every time you paint your nails.

Pair it with:  YSL La Laque Polish in Gold Magnet

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Smith & Cult Nail Polish in "Fosse Fingers"

Smith and Cult

With brilliant shine and flawless coverage, this polish will be one of your favorite go-to colors when wanting to try something different that still looks chic. Formulated without Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde, Toluene, Ethyl Tosylamide Triphenyl Phosphate, Camphor, and Xylene, it's safe for ingredient conscious consumers. Apply a few coats and enjoy your beautiful nails.

Pair it with:  Smith & Cult "Shattered Souls" Nail Lacquer, Smith & Cult "Glass Souls" Nail Lacquer

Have dry, distressed cuticles? When cuticles are dry, it's imperative to moisturize them on a daily basis until they get better, preventing hangnails. The best way to do this is to invest in a nourishing cuticle cream to help treat them properly. This Ultra Nourishing Cuticle Repair Cream from Deborah Lippmann contains patented Raspberry Stem Cell Extract, Red Algae, Shea Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, along with vitamins C, A, and E. Your cuticles will be soft and moisturized in no time.