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By Lily Ryden

Though it may be the most wonderful time of the year, there is always something to worry about. Whether it’s if you’ve bought gifts for everyone on your list or if you’ve packed enough undies for your travels, there is one thing you definitely won’t have to think about: your nails. There are so many amazing nail products on the market right now; so many that it may be difficult to choose just one that you’ll want to don while sipping eggnog or carving a ham. And that’s when this list comes in to make life easier…

Butter London – Holiday Glitter Trio Set
These polishes are so aptly titled; they’re seriously smooth as butter and shine like crazy! Each polish effortlessly slide onto my fingertips when I tried them out. And each came off super quick with nail polish remover, which I found very impressive (if you wear a lot of glitter polishes then you KNOW they aren’t the easiest things to come off sometimes!) Just keep in mind that there are two different Holiday Glitter Trio Sets to choose from. Though, both are equally as awesome.

Available at http://www.butterlondon.com

Nails INC – The After Party
As a longtime fan of Nails INC, it was no surprise that I instantly fell in love with this collection. The red polish is incredibly vibrant not only in color but also in shine. The same can be said for the black polish. One thing really worth mentioning is that the sparkles are multi-colored. I find most sparkly black polishes to have just one or two sparkle colors present; so to see a rainbow of sparkles was a pleasant surprise. The final polish in this set will definitely turn heads with it’s luminosity – so bright and so pretty.

Available at http://www.sephora.com

Cinderella – A Brush With Fate Nail Polish Set
This is one polish set you’ll want to wear to the ball (or holiday party) for sure. Each polish can be worn solo or you can mix and match for a sweet yet sassy look. The dry time is fantastic and the wear time is even better. Though this set won’t vanish at the stroke of midnight it is limited edition, so get it before it’s gone!

Available at http://www.sephora.com

Sephora Collection – Nail Wand
If you’re going to be travelling around the holidays then these polishes are a must! The colors are fantastic and the wear time is great. But the best part is that they snap into place so it’s impossible to lose any of them since they’re all attached. I’ve always had issues travelling with small items because I always end up misplacing something, even with a designated cosmetics case. Guess they don’t call this a nail wand for nothing – it’s just magical!

Available at http://www.sephora.com

SensatioNAIL – Holiday Glitter & Color Gel Polish Duo
I’ve been skeptical of trying gel polish. Hearing everything from, “It’s fantastic, it never comes off” to “It makes my nails super weak and they always break now,” I figured I’d just stay away. However, I finally built up the courage to try this stuff out and with an at home version no less! Incredible is really all I have to say. You know that super radiant shine your nails have right after a fresh manicure? Imagine that shine lasting nearly two weeks. No breakage and no chipping, too. This stuff is perfect, especially right now when all the shopping and cooking and family time just steals away what little free time you have to begin with.

Available at http://www.sensationailgel.com

Originally published December 2012
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