5 Holiday Nail Polishes

5 Holiday Nail Polishes

Not sure what to do for your nails this season?  These are five of my favorites across the color range for festive nails!  And if you’re looking for glittery polishes specifically, check out part one and part two of my favorites 🙂

  1. Cult Nails Iconic — berry red with red glitter flakes
  2. China Glaze Blue Year’s Eve — intense blue with shimmer
  3. Chanel Graphite — shimmering, metallic pewter gold
  4. OCC Cruising — yellow gold glitter
  5. China Glaze Tinsel Town — black base with silver shimmer and glitter

What’s your favorite polish for the holidays?

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

20 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.

I am currently rocking Tinsel Town. I loooooove it. My only issue is that it chips really easily but I think that is more because I didn’t wear it with a base coat than the actual formula

Chanel Graphite is on my nails right now and I couldn’t love it more! There’s nothing else like this color out there. I highly recommend trying it!

I just did a holiday mani that I’m really impressed with – one coat of Zoya Isla, one coat of China Glaze Ruby Pumps. I have accent nails of China Glaze Love Marilyn on my left ring finger and right index and pinky fingers.

I think I’m going to do a half moon mani with Zoya Holly and Richelle for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Tinsel Town for the week after that, and Blue Year’s Eve for New Years. 🙂

I have some Snow Globe that I’m dying to throw over something but can’t decide what!

I have Iconic, so pretty! And the more I see Chanel’s Graphite, the more I want it!

I think of red, green, silver & gold as being “typical” holiday colors, so it’s nice to see some coming out that step out of the box–I loved wearing the Nicole by OPI holiday quartet (ok so it had red and gold and did add a green polish). Anything that sparkles gets my vote!

China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Zoya Ivanka are my favorites for Christmas. I’ve been getting nail compliments all day for my combo of Zoya Ivanka + Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters

Right now, I’m wearing Essie’s Luxeffects top coat “Set in Stones” (sparkly silver glitter) on my fingertips over OPI’s The Color to Watch purple polish over my entire nail. I can’t help staring at my nails because the silver glitter from Essie catches the light so brilliantly! I was lucky to find one bottle left at an Ulta Store earlier this week. I put two layers of the Essie glitter top coat to get a really densely packed area of glitter just on the tips and faded it up to the middle of my nail. It’s so pretty! After learning how to remove glitter polish so easily with the “foil technique” I read from another nail blog – I will be sporting more glitter polishes in the future! What a great little pick me up for the holidays. I love love LOVE my Essie “set in stones” !!!

I love:
China Glaze – Ring in the Red
China Glaze – Twinkle Lights (most PERFECT Christmas color EVER!!)
China Glaze — Tinseltown (not usually a fan of silvers but once this is on your nails it is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!)

Great picks!

I vouch especially for Cult Nails Iconic – it’s so rich and it has flakies. Plus, if you put a layer of Cult Nails Hypnotize Me over it, you get an awesome purple. (I did it a while ago and blogged about it. One of my favourite layering combinations.)

How do you easily remove glitter nail polish? It takes me forever and it’s so frustrating to remove because they just won’t budge.. but it’s so pretty when it is on your nail… 🙂

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!