Both Essie and Maybelline knocked it ourra de park this Christmas with Luxeffects and Colour Show Brocades, respectively. Either will provide an instant nail update with sequins, twinkles and a lot more besides. Wear on all ten talons, pick out one finger per hand or choose to use on the tips alone – the choice is yours.

But c’mon. It’s Christmas. We want more. And then some more after that, eh? No worries. Here are seven sparkly shades I wouldn’t throw out of bed for scratching me in my sleep.

  1. Rimmel’s Space Dust in Moon Walking is a sand effect polish with glitter in the mix. The result is a textured matte-meets-sequinned finish.
  2. Gem Crush from Sally Hansen comes in a ton of shades: this one is an ace golden-silver and is called Big Money. Love it.
  3. Inky Six from Butter London is a gorgeous midnight twinkler. Great if you like deep lacquer colours and the silver sparkles keep it bright.
  4. The price of Catrice’s Ultimate Nail Lacquer in Kitsch Me If You Can belies the fact that it’s great. Use solo or as a topcoat, a couple of coats looks awesome. Plus, there’s a gold version too. Yay!
  5. Another Sally Hansen Gem Crush, this one in Cha-ching. Such a great shade and a nice update if you’re a regular red gal.
  6. Silver holo’s gonna be a winner for NYE, right? Check Models Own Blizzard Wonderland out so.
  7. Pricey, but Bloomsbury Square from Nails Inc is a bit special. With what they call 3D glitter bits in there, the shade is great and there are lots of vari-sized glitters in the mix to add to the multidimensional effect as well.

What’s your favourite glittery go-to? Drop a comment and let us know!