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10 Sparkly Nail Polishes for a Glittering Mani


In a sea of red and nude nails, why not stand out from the crowd with a glitter manicure? The best glitter nail polish looks tend to embrace the little details: flecks of micro-glitter, chunks of sparkle, holographic sheens, textured confetti, and subtle shimmers are all options to choose from when you hop on the glitter bandwagon. 

Luckily, this enchanting nail trend is no longer just for grade-school sleepovers. In fact, glitter’s all grown up and makes for the perfect finishing touch—whether it’s for a special occasion or a simple upgrade to your regular look. DIY your dazzle and check out the best glitter nail polish colors for the holiday season and beyond.

CIATÉ LONDON Fancy Pants Glitter

1. CIATÉ LONDON Fancy Pants Glitter

Go bold or go home. You’ll glow brighter than holiday lights this season when you paint your nails with this iconic polish. The playful nail color combines high-shine glitter with flecks of pink, lilac, silver, and even an unexpected wash of fine black glitter to dress it all up.

ADESSE NEW YORK Glitter Nail Lacquer in Ruby Slipper

2. ADESSE NEW YORK Glitter Nail Lacquer in Ruby Slipper

There’s no place like home—especially if home is a haven to glam. This nail lacquer will really take you over the rainbow with its highly pigmented ruby-red sparkle. It glides on thick and gorgeous—just finish it with a top coat and be the center of attention at your next holiday gala or cocktail party.



If you’re drawn to glitter polishes but prefer subtlety, try this shimmery silver glitter. It contains an array of pretty rainbow flecks that catch the light beautifully without overwhelming your look. In fact, the multi-glitter polish looks ultra-stylish as a glitter topcoat over a pretty base color.

PRETTY WOMAN Nail Polish in Cranberry

4. PRETTY WOMAN Cranberry

This intoxicating pink glitter polish is the stuff dreams are made of. The vegan, cruelty-free polish is your go-to if you crave all things sparkly. Aside from giving you an instant Disney princess look, the polish dries to a sand-like finish that’s both chip-resistant and fun to touch.

PIXI BY PETRA Nail Colour in Diamond Dazzle

5. PIXI BY PETRA Nail Colour in Diamond Dazzle

Elevate your style and mood with this sheer pearl polish, whose multifaceted silver glimmer takes any look to the next level. The chip-resistant polish comes with UV protection that shields your shine from discoloration. Overall, it’s great for a super-smooth, high-definition look that comes across brilliantly in pictures and IRL.

LONDONTOWN USA Stargazing Royalty

6. LONDONTOWN USA Stargazing Royalty

Stargazing in the dead of winter is more fun when you’re wearing a gorgeous glitter top coat like this one. Just like a night sky, it’s the kind of polish that reveals even more surprises upon closer observation. Chunks of colorful glitter are suspended in a clear and fluid black, making it beautiful against a bolder shade or as a stand-out accent nail. Plus, the long-wearing polish’s enriching botanicals hydrate and strengthen your nails with every application.

FLUIDE 7-Free Polish in New Year’s Revolution

7. FLUIDE 7-Free Polish in New Year’s Revolution

Start a revolution with your nails! This dazzling glitter polish was made to stand out on the dance floor or a New Year’s Eve party. The non-toxic polish looks great on top of a bold base color, but you might prefer to make a bold holiday statement by wearing it alone. No matter what time of year you choose to rock it, you're guaranteed to be the life of the party.

POP BEAUTY Nail Glam in Twinkle

8. POP BEAUTY Nail Glam in Twinkle

Channel disco ball vibes with this pretty glitter varnish. The nail color not only has impressive staying power and nail-strengthening nylon—it’s packed with fine glitter particles that look amazing on nude or polished nails. The thick consistency means one coat of the polish is more than enough.

COLOR CLUB Nail Lacquer in Gold Glitter

9. COLOR CLUB Gold Glitter

All that glitters may not be gold, but this gold glitter polish will beg to differ. Gold micro-glitter dances across a clear glossy base and gives you full coverage in two or three coats. Wear it alone or complement it with nail art, and you’re as good as gold!


10. SPACE CASE COSMETICS Jar of Lucky Stars

What’s not to love about chunky gold sparkles? Thank your lucky stars for this unique vegan polish, which looks like celebratory confetti. Spread it over an attention-grabbing base color and get ready to party all night.



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Nirmala Nataraj
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Article Last Updated March 13, 2020 12:00 AM