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The Best Glitter Top Coats for Holiday 2014

Top Best Glitter Nail Polish for Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Best Glitter Nail Polish for Holiday 2014

When it comes to holiday manicures, there is no easier way to transition your nails from day to night than adding a glittery top coat. Nail art is fun, if you have the time, but considering how crazy this season is, time is never on our side.

Take this past Saturday, for instance. I had the best intentions of creating a fun look for my friend’s wedding. The reality… I was shopping all day and by the time I got home, the best I could do was throw a gold glitter over my navy mani. Done and done!

With all the unique combinations of glitter colors and sizes being thrown our way, the options for sprucing up your nail look are limitless. Today, I have my Top 10 Glitter Top Coats to take your mani from “fine” to “fab.”

Top 10 11 Glitter Top Coats

Okay, so I couldn’t exactly get my list down to 10, sue me! There were just so many great glitters released for fall and holiday that narrowing them down was a challenge. And, like you’re going to complain  about seeing more glitters, right? Let’s get started!

China Glaze Dancing & Prancing ($7.40, What I love about this multi-colored glitter is that the shades are more muted, not super bright. So you can get that confetti look without it being too in-your-face.

China Glaze Dancing & Prancing - Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

China Glaze Dancing & Prancing

China Glaze Pine-ing For Glitter ($7.40, As I said in my China Glaze Twinkle review, this color isn’t the best worn alone, but the multi-sized glitter pieces will look fab layered. Can you imagine this in a jelly sandwich??

China Glaze Pine-ing For Glitter - Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

China Glaze Pine-ing For Glitter

Essie Summit of Style ($8.50, is a bronze glitter that I love because it isn’t too brown. And over a champagne metallic, stunning!

Essie Summit of Style Luxeffects Glitter via @alllacqueredup

Essie Summit of Style

FingerPaints Sugar & Spice ($5.49, Sally Beauty) is a fine red glitter with a slightly tinted base. Over white, as shown, it looks like candy.

FingerPaints Sugar & Spice Glitter via @alllacqueredup

FingerPaints Sugar & Spice

Maybelline Amethyst Aura ($2.99, Drugstores) is an indigo, mixed size glitter. Okay, so a few years ago I bought a glitter like this from ULTA and I WORE IT OUT! But, because I found it in the ULTA clearance bin, I never shared it because I knew you wouldn’t be able to get it. Amethyst Aura is its twin and I’m so so in love. I mean, how chic does it look over grey?

Maybelline Amethyst Aura Glitter Veils via @alllacqueredup

Maybelline Amethyst Aura

Maybelline Rose Mirage ($2.99, Drugstores) is the perfect rose gold glitter. Rose gold was made for the holiday season. It suits most skin tones and feels rich and cozy. I love it over a pinky neutral like OPI My Very First Knockwurst (below).

Maybelline Rose Mirage Glitter Veils via @alllacqueredup

Maybelline Rose Mirage

Morgan Taylor Snow Place Like Home ($8.50, is the ideal icicle topper that you can throw over any shade to give it a wintry feel.

Morgan Taylor Snow Place Like Home - Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Morgan Taylor Snow Place Like Home

Nails Inc Alexa Lace ($15, is eye-catching with its sexy matte look. I like its sweetness over white but over black, watch out!

Nails Inc Alexa Lace Glitter via @alllacqueredup

Nails Inc Alexa Lace

Nails Inc Alexa Sequin ($15, is a mix of gold and black glitters that looks like New Year’s Eve in a bottle. I need a dress that looks like this to go with it.

Nails Inc Alexa Sequin Glittervia @alllacqueredup

Nails Inc Alexa Sequin

OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse ($6.49, is filled with so much holo goodness, your friends will wonder if you’re a magpie every time the light hits its glitter.

OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse Layered via @alllacqueredup

OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse

Sally Hansen Goldi-Flecks ($5.99, and its mix of gold and white glitters feels really expensive and unique, especially given its price point. There’s something about white and gold blended together that draws me in. It’s like bokeh for your nails.

Sally Hansen Goldi-Flecks Glitter via @alllacqueredup

Sally Hansen Goldi-Flecks

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What is the best glitter top coat you have for the holidays? Do you have, or plan to get, any of my picks?

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  1. Oh! I need that China Glaze right now!! :) Wearing Opi’s Snow Globettroter on top of A England’s Fotheringhay Castle today. I bought all the glitters from de Gwen Stefani collection this year and I’m playing with it. I own Amethyst Aura and never thought of putting it on top of grey! Thanks!

  2. Cris LTHP says:

    I still cannot get over OPI My Voice is a Little Norse <3. And I so agree with the China Glaze toppers. Fantastic choices!

  3. Teri says:

    That Morgan Taylor top coat is gorgeous!

  4. Nancy says:

    I couldn’t wait to see what you picked, because I knew they’d be gorgeous! I think the China Glaze (top) is my favorite, followed by Essie.

  5. MarciaF says:

    I knew you’d have fabulous ones. I don’t do much glitter so I had more shimmer in my post. I the Nails Inc and Morgan Taylor a lot.

    • I don’t wear a ton of glitter just because of the removal but I love the look of them. And if I’m wearing them for a short time, I use a glue base so they slide off easily.

  6. flipflopgal says:

    Safe to say, yes, I like all of these!

  7. Lisa N. says:

    These are all lovely and festive. Great picks.

  8. Love Morgan Taylor Snow Place Like Home! Nails Inc Alexa Sequin is very much like Goggles from ButterLONDON which I love!

  9. Retrodiva says:

    Oh, I KNEW you’d have some brilliant ones! I can’t even pick a favorite.

  10. Casey says:

    Alexa Lace looks great over green too – layer it sparingly over a deep hunter or forest green and it looks like bloodstone!

  11. Amanda says:

    Heya lady, do you remember by chance how many coats you used for the pic of Dancing & Prancing? Plus yes, I really like that combo of Amethyst Aura over gray… I don’t know that I’d have thought to do that color combo, and now I want to go home and see what purple glitters I have to do that!

  12. RebeccaB says:

    Just put Amethyst Aura over Nails Inc Baker St. Love it!

  13. I must find that Sally Hansen! It really does look like a bokeh!