For starters, this cuticle oil smells fantastic. It has the aroma of almonds, so as we rub it into our cuticles, we can’t help but be in a wonderful mood.
But aside from the scent, this product works. A combination of Vitamin E, jojoba oil and natural light oils penetrate the skin and protect the nails, giving them extra nourishment and moisturization in just seconds.
We were skeptical of just how much better our cuticles would look until we tried SolarOil on hands so ravaged, even a professional manicure couldn’t save them. Ragged cuticles, hangnails, the works. A few days brushing SolarOil onto the cuticles (you brush it on with the included nail polish brush, so genius) and our nails were flawless.
So if your winter-ravaged hands are in need of a little pick-me-up—or, come to think of it, you need an everyday cuticle oil that smells amazing and takes only 10 seconds to apply—CND SolarOil is the one for you.
CND SolarOil retails for $3 at blissworld.com.
Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday
Can’t decide which color to paint on your nails? Why not pick this polish and get a little bit of everything? We love the glorious rainbow inside, which looks gorgeous on its own or painted over virtually anything else you decide!
$18 at beauty.com
China Glaze Ruby Pumps
One of the brand’s cult favorites, this glittery gel polish is the most striking and beautiful rich, glittery red.
$7 at ulta.com
butter LONDON Victoriana
A glimmery turquoise-ish teal will really make your nails stand out—every time we wear this one, we’re the talk of any room!
$14 at nordstrom.com
Essie Golden Nuggets
What’s New Year’s Eve without a little golden sparkle, right? Essie’s version has minute gold sparkles that really make your nails shine.
$8 at zappos.com
Sephora by OPI Jewelry Top Coats
Want to do a little layering? These top coats come in every color under the sun and turn every manicure into blinged-out beauty in seconds. We love them all, but how fantastic is this gorgeous magenta called G-listen to Your Heart?
$9.50 each at sephora.com
Both Ashley Benson and Melissa Rycroft rocked bright pouts as of late. Melissa’s was a super cherry red (get the look with M.A.C Russian Red, $14.50 at maccosmetics.com). Ashley’s was a bit on the pinker side—if you’re afraid of going too red, try NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Funny Face ($24 at narscosmetics.com).
Whatever look you decide on, just remember—holiday beauty is all about having fun!