5 Sparkly Nail Polishes To Make Your New Year's Eve Shine Bright


Beauty trends emerge and disappear just as fashion does: in a cyclical manner, with new trends often standing in stark contrast to the tired ones they’re replacing.

And as 2014 comes to a close, so will one of the year’s biggest trends: Nail art. 2015 will instead favor clean, simple manicures, with opaque hues and nudes reigning supreme (refer to the Spring ’15 runways for proof).

But 2014 isn’t over yet, and what better occasion than New Year’s Eve for one last hurrah? In the spirit of the glitzy holiday, decorate your digits with the sparkliest, glitteriest lacquer you can find — and prepare to start 2015 off with a shine.

A little something sparkly

The iridescent pastel sparkles mingle to create the coolest multidimensional glitter look. It’s truly unique and totally worth the double-digit price tag.

Get it: Lauren B Beauty Nail Couture in 33 Carats, $19

A touch of blush

Meant to be worn as a topcoat, this rose gold-flecked lacquer is best for those seeking subtle shimmer. But if high impact is what you’re after, paint on the coats and let your nails do the talking.

Get it: Flower Nail'd It Nail Lacquer, TC1 Rose Gold Top Coat, $15

A whole lot of shimmer and shine


Whereas some glitter polishes use confetti flakes, these polishes are chock-full of tiny sparkles for a more balanced manicure. We like to think of it as liquid glitter — your inner Ke$ha would not be disappointed.

Get it: Nails, Inc Winter Wonderland collection, $15 for mini trio set

Become a goldmember

The ultimate metallic gold polish, this formula is unapologetically shimmery and goes on totally smooth, without relying on big flakes for impact. Is there anything more glam than gold? We think not.

Get it: Red Carpet Manicure in A List Only, $8

Swimmin' in a sea of blue

This birthstone-inspired gel lacquer relies on real crushed gems and powdered pearls for sparkle, making it the most luxe nail polish you’ll ever get your fingertips on.

Get it: Red Carpet Aquamarine, $12