We get it: You want your glitter nail polish to shine as bright as the Kira Kira photo app — legit, us too! Glitter nail polish can be a little difficult to apply and maintain, but it all starts with using the right gloop-free glitter polish. Ahead, find five glitter nail polishes that are as seamless to use as they are sparkly, and we challenge you to try them all this holiday season for a little extra Kira Kira inspired sparkle.

Essie Summit of Style

Summit of Style is the perfect bronzy glitter. It can go overtop any of your favorite Essie colors or can be worn alone for a high-fashion look.


Floss Gloss Disco Dust

If you want a more opaque pigment with some iridescent holo shine, Disco Dust is the polish for you. Even better: This polish makes a great stocking stuffer and will make a super cute Insta.  


Essie Cut Above

If pink glitter is more your speed, Essie’s Cut Above is the perfect shattered magenta-pink polish to layer over a burgundy or pink nail color.


Smith & Cult Shattered Souls

Let’s be real — a roundup of glitter polish is nothing without a super gold chunky version. We love Smith & Cult Shattered Souls for this oversized look — and will definitely be sporting it this NYE, without a doubt.



Essie Set in Stones

Set in Stones is exactly what you need if you’re looking to achieve that mirrored disco-ball effect. Even worn alone, this glitter polish will Kira Kira your fingertips — no app required.



About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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