Best Bet: Diamond and 24-Karat-Gold Polish


Though Deborah Lippmann has a full line of splurgy matte nail lacquers, her newest releases steer away from the usual demure nudes and dainty pinks into party territory. Just in time for the holiday rounds, Lippmann is introducing two new shades: Today Was a Fairytale, a blue-tinged silver glitter spiked with diamond powder, and Boom Boom Pow, a glinting gold that contains 24-karat-gold dust. Layer it on top of a base coat to jazz up one of your less exciting go-to hues, or paint on two coats for full-on shimmer. It may be a bit early for holiday plaid and over-the-top fur, but you can ease into the season with festive fingertips.

Deborah Lippmann holiday polishes, $20 each online.