In Allure's December 2013 issue, we are given a reprieve from the traditional holiday trend. Instead, Allure suggests you try some tropical looks such as Dior's Graphic Berry, Sally Hansen's Triple Shine polish in Dive In, Revlon Parfumerie enamel in Apricot Nectar and Essie polish in Penny Talk. They're sure to make you feel warm while you brave the snow.
Allure's December 2013 issue recommends Essie's Hor D'Ouevres on just the tips or half moons of a light, already manicured nail. Sealing it with a clear topcoat will keep the whole thing in place. This way, you're sure not to overdo the glitz this season.
Instyle's January 2014 Issue offers a tip to change up old manicure favorites in the New Year. If you're bored of your wintery dark manicure, Instyle suggests adding some pizazz with gold. By dipping the tip of a bobby pin into the polish, one can neatly dot it on.
Teen Vogue's Dec/Jan magazine addresses an issue everyone cares about: polish that lasts. Without all the gimmicks, and even without UV lights, these favorite polishes will hold up for at least seven days. The color picks are Revlon ColorStay Longwear Enamel in Indigo Night, CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Azure Wish, and Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color in Pool Party.
The Dec/Jan issue of Teen Vogue offers a new holiday season mani: heavy-metal. Metallic manicures can be the perfect way to add sparkle to your look. Teen Vogue suggests you can make the glitter polish jewellike by dabbing the brush on just the tip or the base of the nail. Or you can layer glitter polish with a matte topcoat, leaving a 3-D effect that sparkles. Careful not to go overboard, though, because with too much, you can risk looking childish.