It’s Red-y for the Holidays.
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If you’ve been using the same red nail polish for years, we understand. Some shades are just too good to pass up. For me it’s An Affair in Red Square. Consider it the perfect poppy red with a hint of shimmer. It just screams holiday. Once I paint it on, I’m ready to fa-la-la all the way through the month of December, taking down every last Scrooge in my twinkle-light lined path. Another favorite is I’m Not Really a Waitress, but that’s for times when I’m feeling full sass, definitely not for every day. Now, if you take your reds like you take your coffee—strong and piping hot—then it’s time to meet the must-have red nail polish of the season. I’m talking Red-y for the Holidays, and it's hands-down the best red we've seen in years. (BUY IT: $10.50;

OPI Red-y for the Holidays
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OPI’s Shine Bright collection, a drop of 15 holiday-ready shades, hit shelves this month and is already making all of our Christmas dreams come true. Every one of the shades is available in GelColor and Infinite Shine in addition to their traditional Nail Lacquer formula, which is where Red-y for the Holidays really hits its stride. OPI describes it as a velvety red that’s as classic as they come. There’s a smooth and creamy aspect to it that makes the not-too-deep, not-too-cranberry red just right for the season. Come winter, it’s going to be in constant rotation.

But this collection was not a one-hit wonder. You’ll find other new favorites here as well, with Dressed to the Wines and Merry in Cranberry winning the holiday shimmer game, hands down. They’re a deep red and bright berry, respectively, each with a hint of light-catching sparkle.

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Even though we’re just starting to dip our toes into fall, we can’t help but plot ahead for a season of must-have manis. Reds, cranberries, and vampy merlots are coming right up and looking mighty pretty, don’t you agree?