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Winter 2012's Best New Nail Colors

Winter can be a dark time. The sky after 5pm, my wardrobe…all getting increasingly dim as temperatures decrease. So I like to think of my nails as a form of illumination—ornaments on a Christmas tree, flames on a menorah—if you will. This season's polish offerings, ranging from festive hues (bright red, green and gold), to opulent turquoises and deep purples, do just that.

Click through to shop the most lust-worthy winter shades.

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My love for Essie nail polish borderlines on obsession. Each collection is better than the last.
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Zoya makes the best shimmery colors.


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You don't have to be a September baby to sparkle in sapphire.
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You must be holding a flute of champagne whenever you wear this polish.

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Jewel tones are big this winter.
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This glittery color reminds me of an icy winter sky. Maybe that's why it's called Angel Eyes.


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During the holidays glitter is considered a neutral.
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A quintessential winter color.

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A perfect dusty rose.
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Wear it over black.


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Bauble Bar teamed up with Essie this season to create accessories to match your mani. Shop them here!


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Gobsmacked is British slang meaning 'astonished.' Well, I'm totally gobsmacked by the amazing-ness of this polish.
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If you're already listening to Christmas music, this is for you.


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If beloved Essie shades Turks and Caicos and Mint Candy Apple had a baby, it would be this color.


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This deep aubergine is both sophisticated and playful.


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A non-boring neutral.
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A dramatic shade at an undramatic price.

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