OPI Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer in The Impossible

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OPI Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer in The Impossible
The Effect: A matte red polish infused with multicolored glitter and tiny silver stars creates a sparkly, slightly gritty texture.

The Application: Skip a top coat to keep the finish shine-free.

$9; Opi.com for salons
Dior Nail Glow

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Dior Nail Glow
The Effect: The translucent fuchsia formula reacts with your nails to deepen their natural pinks and whites, creating a subtle French-manicure look.

The Application: Apply one coat on clean nails.

$24; Dior.com
Nails Inc. Feathers Effect Polish in York

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Nails Inc. Feathers Effect Polish in York
The Effect: White and orange confetti-like flakes layer pattern and color to create an image of feathers.

The Application: For full coverage, apply two heavy coats.

$9.50; Sephora.com
Deborah Lippmann Staccato in I'm Not Edible

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Deborah Lippmann Staccato in I'm Not Edible
The Effect: Black glitter looks like candy sprinkles in this pale pink base.

The Application: Prep your nails with base coat, apply two coats of the polish, finish with top coat.

$19; DeborahLippmann.com
Essie Sleek Stick Nail Appliques in Embrace the Lace

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Essie Sleek Stick Nail Appliqués in Embrace the Lace
The Effect: These stickers (made with a special varnish precured with UV light) feature a lace-inspired design that stays chip-free for up to ten days.

The Application: Swipe your nails with polish remover, press on a sticker, and file away any excess. To remove, apply cuticle oil and peel off.

$10.50; drugstores

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