4 Editor-Approved Polishes to Take You from Christmas to NYE 

4 Editor-Approved Polishes to Take You from Christmas to NYE 
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As we approach the most-photographed week of the year (not counting selfies), one thing is clear: nails gotta look fresh. Here's what the InStyle beauty team will be wearing in—no doubt terrible—photos taken by their mothers:

"Navy is my black—it goes with everything, everywhere, and on nails, it gives a really sophisticated finish. The fact that Starry, Starry Night from Essie (pictured at top, $9; essie.com) has a little silver sparkle in it makes it all the more festive."—Maura Lynch, InStyle Senior Beauty Editor


"I love the chunky flecks of gold in Smith & Cult's Shattered Souls ($18; net-a-porter.com). Sure, the shade name is a wee bit morose for the holiday season, but the look itself couldn't be more festive. For an added touch, I'll create an ombré effect by concentrating more of the glitter at the tips of my nails.—Dianne Mazzone, InStyle Beauty Assistant

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"I like an understated neutral like Jana by Zoya polish ($9; zoya.com). It’s the best combination of gray, mauve and purple. Whether I’m wearing a festive sweater or sequined leggings, this hue always looks cool without competing with my clothes."—Sheryl George, InStyle Beauty Editor


"I went through a phase where I was constantly decked out in nail designs. But I've gone through design fatigue and keep it pretty minimalist with my fifty-shades-of-nude polish spread. For the holidays, I swipe a thin coat of Smith & Cult’s Vegas Post Apocalyptic ($18; net-a-porter.com) over the top of my beige of choice. The glitter is super-fine so it doesn’t look obvious from across the room, but it's slightly holographic, which dresses up my traditional barely-there mani."—Marianne Mychaskiw, InStyle.com Assistant Beauty Editor

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