“Miley Cyrus has been rocking silver metallics on her short nails, so I think it’s safe to say metallics are about to have their moment with the rest of us!” Stone says. Luckily, you’ll have plenty of options, as nearly every brand has released a version, from simple metallic to shimmery glitter. Can’t decide? Just go for Stone’s pick: “I love this specific OPI silver for the holographic flakes mixed in!”
How To Wear It: Follow Miley’s lead and keep your nails short and natural.
OPI Nail Polish in Is This Star Taken?, $8.50, available at OPI.
Orly’s Mirrorball is like a disco ball on your nails thanks to the baby-fine glitter — which makes it fun, but far from juvenile.
Orly Nail Polish in Mirrorball, $8.50, available at Orly.
Los Angeles-based line Lauren B.’s just released metallic silver is a unique shade. It almost looks like a drop or two of rose gold mixed into cool gray — it has a warmth that’s just beautiful.
Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in Angeleno, $18, available at Lauren B. Beauty.
This luxe, metallic option will stay put longer than your typical polish.
Dior Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer, $27, available at Nordstrom.
“I adore this color for winter,” Stone says. “Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to stick to only dark colors!” We couldn’t agree more, especially when the hue is soft and subtle like this clean, pale pastel.
How To Wear It: “Subtle seafoam green wears beautifully on just about any nail shape, from trim and natural to Kylie Jenner-esque squared-off stiletto nails,” Stone says.
NARS Nail Polish in Thasos, $20, available atNARS.
Jin Soon Choi’s brand-new line for spring/summer 2016 features this light-pastel green. With undertones of turquoise, it’s definitely on the brighter side of the bunch — giving your nails a hint of fun whether you keep them short or opt for Kylie-esque lengths.
Jin Soon Nail Lacquer in Keppel, $18, available at Jin Soon.
For something a bit greener in hue, look to this polish by Côte. It’s five-free, vegan, goes on smoothly, and dries to a long-lasting, high-shine finish.
Côte Nail Color in No. 65, $18, available at Côte Shop.
If you want to go a bit subtler, try this Chanel limited-edition hue. It’s a soft seafoam, kept fresh and modern thanks to a high-shine, metallic finish.
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Paradisio, $27, available at Chanel.
It may look a little odd in the bottle, but YSL Beauty’s brand-new Peace Green is beautiful on the nails. It’s a soft seafoam green with a sheer, iridescent finish that makes it look incredibly modern.
YSL Beauty La Laque Couture in Peace Green, $27, available at YSL Beauty.
Guys, mixed-media nail glitter is back in a big way! That is, glitter polish that features different sizes, shapes, textures, and even colors. “Everyone is looking for ways to keep their nails fun, without all the tedious work of nail art,” Stone says. “Nail-art topcoats are the perfect way to achieve this.” Plus, thanks to the various sizes of glitter, it’s a great way to extend the life of a dull or chipping manicure. Stone loves Splatter: “The color combo of baby blue and black flecks creates a graffiti-type look on your nails with ease.”
How To Wear It: These fun and playful topcoats are great for any nail shape. “There are no rules with this one!” Stone says.
Nailing Hollywood Nail Lacquer in Splatter, $9.99, available at Beauty.com.
Do yourself a favor: Paint your nails any nude or beige shade in your kit, then top ’em with this mixed-size white glitter. The result will be incredibly chic, we promise.
Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Nail Color in Eyelet, $5.99, available at Drugstore.com.
This gold glitter will make any nail color — or even bare nails — instantly party-ready. It has large, round chunks of glitter, as well as fine, shimmery specks.
Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Shattered Souls, $18, available at Smith & Cult.
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