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Nail It!’s Holiday Gift Guide

Nail It!’s Holiday Gift Guide

11.24.14

By semick

It’s time to start making your gift lists! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite products this season to share with coworkers, best friends, moms, aunts, and more. Click through and get your holiday shopping out of the way early!

Check out these products you’d love to both give and receive.

  • Everyone needs to try out Incoco nail polish appliques! They’re nail art already “stamped on” to dried nail polish. They stick tight onto nails, you file the extra length off just like a nail wrap, and you don’t have to wait for them to dry. They have 11 different patterns this season – here are three of our favorites up close.  

    Images: Incoco

  • The RickyColor Tonal Textures gift sets come in both red and green (already perfect for Christmas). The beauty of these is that each box has a shimmer, glitter, dark crème, and light crème – so all your bases are covered.  

    Images: Ricky’s NYC

  • We collabed with Salon Perfect to concoct the most festive holiday polish set you’ll find this year. It’s a mix of three winter shades from the Salon Perfect vault plus three glitter we helped create – and the only place you can get them all together is our giveaway this month! You can enter to win them now here: nailitmag.com/perfect-holiday

    Hey, if you win, that’s one gift already off your checklist - for free-ee!  

    You can find the three Salon Perfect shades at Walmart stores.  

    Image: Salon Perfect

  • For the nail lovers, the Beauty Etc. store has some goodies. Drink tumblers in red and green say, “Tis the Season to be Polished!” and cute key chains and earrings abound!  

    Images: Beauty Etc.

  • Pretty things should come in pretty packaging! The NARS Laser Cut Eye, Cheek & Lip Palette has three shades of Hardwired Eyeshadow, Day Dream Blush, and Laguna Bronzing Powder, all in a modern floral double layer compact – plus a Dolce Vita Lip Gloss. We also have our eyes on the Modern Future Roman Holiday Lip, Cheek, and Nail Set. These three pink products come in an awesome prism-shaped keepsake box!  

    Images: NARS

  • The cuteness never ends! The Formula X for Sephora Paint the Town Polish Set is an assortment of 22 mini polishes, all which come in one reusable paint can. Even if your recipient has a plethora of Formula X polishes, know this kit comes with six totally new shades.

    Images: Formula X for Sephora

  • For city girls, there’s the Color Club Made in New York set – glitter, shimmer, and metallic to keep those nails bright and busy. When New Year’s Eve rolls around, be sure your main girl has the Fiber Optics set – four lacquers jam-packed with festive sparkle!

    Images: Color Club

  • The holiday season pretty much mandates rhinestone-bedecked faux lashes! Ardell has a selection of fun, dark, or natural ones to suit any preference.  

    Image: Ardell

  • Pure Ice has five brand-new glitter parties in a bottle this year. Each of these contains microshimmer and hex pieces in a clear base. From left to right we have: Winter Blues, Santa Merry Me, Pure Icicles, Gold Peppermint, and Bling On the Holidays.

    Tip: Pure Ice can be found at WalMart stores.   Images: Pure Ice

  • If that special gal on your list is all about the bling, she’ll want the Dermelect ME Bejeweled Collection. Four shimmery colors look just like precious stones – and the formula is infused with peptides to strengthen nails and prevent chipping. Diamonds dripping with nail polish not included.  

    Image: Dermelect

  • You could easily give each person on your list a different holiday set from China Glaze and be done with your shopping. China Glaze has 10 sets that include colors from their Twinkle collection. Each includes a little something extra: cosmetic bag, key chain light, or nail art supplies for a specific look.  

    Images: China Glaze

  • Here's the gift that gives twice! Up until December 25th, KBShimmer is donating $4 for every single bottle of Pine-ing For Yule to Toys for Tots, which provides toys for kids in less privileged families. The lacquer is chalk full of evergreen tree and mini red star “tree-topper” sequins, plus small metallic glitters.  

    Image: KBShimmer

  • It’s an ornament AND nail polish! This season, Essie has a giftable four-pack of popular winter colors: Summit of Style, Rock at the Top, Size Matters, and No More Film.  

    Images: Essie

  • The Orly Ultra Glam Kit includes all the beauty essentials for the holiday season: metallic nail lacquers, holo and foil glitters for eyes or nails, faux lashes and glue, glitter nail wraps, a nail file, and orangewood stick.  

    Image: Orly

  • Whether you’re dreaming for crèmes, metallics, or textured Pixiedust all nail polish dreams will come true with the Zoya Wishes collection. For the next level of chic check out the Matte Velvet collection.  

    Image: Zoya

  • Remember Caboodles from back in the day – those 90’s technicolor boxes for carrying Lip Smackers and the like? They’ve come a long way since then and now have the new and sophisticated Nail Valet, perfect for storing polishes and nail art supplies! Fill it up with all sorts of fun stuff and….presto: the cutest gift ever!  

    Image: Caboodles

  • Pick and choose from these four OPI holiday sets! Each one contains a duo of two winter lacquers and a bonus leopard infinity scarf or two cosmetic bags.  

    Image: OPI

  • Here’s the ultimate solution to getting stilettos stuck in muddy grass: Solemates. This handy piece of clear plastic snaps onto the heel – and prevents it from sinking into dirt and grass at outdoor parties and weddings.  

    Image: Solemates

  • SinfulColors has a wide range of holiday shades this year – including some cool foil-like glitters we’re currently coveting. At just $1.99 a bottle, these pretties are the ideal stocking stuffer.  

    Image: SinfulColors

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