The best (and most comforting) winter nail polishes

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Lucy Partington

Curl up next to the hearth wearing winter’s most comforting nail polishes. BYO toasted marshmallows.

It’s officially the season to go all out on your nails. A cosy jumper, a mug of hot chocolate (or mulled wine) and perfectly manicured nails are a must. So, we’ve compiled a list of our go-to nail varnishes perfect for the Christmas season. From seasonal reds to deep, forest greens, there’s something to suit everybody.

Eternal flame

Just like a real fire, Nails Inc’s Closet Millionaire, £15, glows the warmest shades of red and orange.

Night life

A sumptuous shade of plum, Essie Sights in Nightlights, £7.99, is a versatile polish that’ll see you through until spring.

Green light

Wear the deepest, darkest depths of a forest on your nails with Topshop Gloss Nail Polish in Tumble, £7.

Festive feel

Part of this year’s limited-edition Christmas collection, Dior’s Diorific Vernis in Audace, £21.50, is forever chic.

Tea time

More muted than its namesake, Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Matcha, £3.99, is more of a khaki green – with an impressively glossy finish.

Red hot

With a grown-up metallic finish, Orly Cosmic Crimson, £11, means you can match your manicure to your mulled wine.

Cult classic

If you want a classic shade to rely on time and time again, treat yourself to Oribe The Lacquer in The Red, £26. You’ll have zero regrets.

Christmas miracle

Red with just the right amount of lustre, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Good Cheer-y, £9.99, has all the hallmarks of the ultimate festive season shade.

Image: Ellis Parrinder


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Lucy Partington

Lucy Partington is Stylist’s beauty editor. She’s obsessed with all things skincare, collecting eyeshadow palettes that she’ll probably never use, and is constantly on the hunt for the ultimate glowy foundation.

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