Nothing ties together an outfit quite like the perfect manicure. A coat of shiny lacquer adds that extra layer of polish and personality to your look — something that's especially important during festive moments like the holidays. And if you're in search of a shade that'll perfectly coordinate with your holiday style, look no further than this year's OPI holiday collection. The Nutcracker-inspired capsule is packed with pretty colors that are totally outside the box, so there's something for everyone.
The 2018 holiday collection from the fan-fave nail brand is a 15-shade celebration of all things holiday, with inspiration from this season's Disney film, The Nutcracker And The Four Realms. But you'd be wrong if you're thinking that the limited edition polish colors, $10.50 each, are all saccharine sugar plum fairy shades — the collection is actually way more diverse than you'd expect, with picks to please just about anyone.
Certainly, there are polishes for the holiday traditionalists who prefer time-honored shades of red — the red-hot shade Candied Kingdom is a perfect choice for pretty pointers. Or opt for deeper, wine-red shade Ginger's Revenge for a more sultry, but still classic take on the holiday manicure. Both are basically made for wearing with luxe, cozy cashmere sweaters and dark denim.
If you're a fan of winter white shades, opt for Dancing Keeps Me On My Toes, which kicks the color up a notch with a glossy, pearlescent finish. Try adding in a contrasting nail or two on each hand with OPI's new playful glacier-blue shade, Dreams Need Clara-fication. It's an unexpectedly chic color that'll add interest, so your hands stand out from the rest of the snow-white manicures at the office cocktail party.
Those with a super glam holiday style should consider opting for rich, jewel-toned shades or metallic finishes that'll stand up to the rest of their statement-making ensembles. Envy The Adventure is a gorgeous, high-gloss shade of deep emerald green with all-eyes-on-me appeal. Try it if you plan to wear a black mini dress or a rich velvet suit. Or, go for gold with Dazzling Dew Drop, a super metallic shade that'll bring additional bling to your festive sequin outfits. The holidays are the perfect time to be a little extra, right?
Aside from classic high-shine, cream, and metallic shades, the collection also includes three different glitter polishes that can be worn alone or used as top coats to add a little extra sparkle this season. Try layering this silvery glitter lacquer over the candy red shade for a sugar-coated look that's perfect for holiday cookie decorating parties.
And since the polish picks are so diverse, the capsule is perfect to shop for stocking stuffers for all the nail lacquer lovers in your life. Grab a couple for yourself, and several to share with friends and family. Keep scrolling to discover some of the best shades from the OPI holiday collection — they're sure to give you a magical manicure this season and beyond.
Think of this glacier blue shade as a fun update on the winter-white nails that are popular during the holidays.
A deeper wine-colored red is a sultry way to wear the color for the holidays and beyond.
A deep holly green shade gives off a verdant vibe that'll be much appreciated mid-winter.
Silvery-copper sparkles add a twinkly touch to an otherwise basic manicure — because the holidays are better with glitter.