When the confetti of New Year's Eve has cleared, you may decide it's time to retire your collection of sparkly nail polishes... at least until next year. The final, frozen months before springtime often lead us to spend a lot of time stuffing our hands into gloves and mittens. So, if you're on the hunt for polish hues that are a little more low-key (read: low maintenance), Mazz Hanna, CEO of Nailing Hollywood, says the best nail color for winter may just be a minimalist, rosy glow that offers a put-together look with almost zero effort on your part.
According to Hanna, people have been tossing nail trends to the wind in recent years, and really dialing into their own preferences. "Not surprisingly, I think people are starting to make their own rules about what they want their winter nails to look like," she tells Well+Good. "I’m seeing a lot less of the deep dark red and light nude, and much more light metallics and frosts than I have seen in a while. It’s a nice change."
However, for her part, Hanna is spending a lot of time rocking Dior Nail Glow ($28), a transparent, pink polish designed to bring out the pinks of your own nails. "I’ve been really into Dior Nail Glow for a quick nail fix if I’m in a rush. Even just one cost gives nails a healthy and fresh look that goes unnoticed while looking perfectly polished," she adds. Dior describes the Nail Glow as a"nail enhancer that gives your natural nails a shiny, healthy glow. But take note: While the product offers a pinkish sheen, it doesn't contain any of the special ingredients that strengthen and fortify your nails—so make sure you're still applying cuticle oil and taking care of them in other ways.
The big sister of the clear coat, Nail Glow takes approximately 60 seconds to apply (although, the brand does recommend layering on three coats), and you can keep it in your purse or car for easy touch-ups on the go. Even better? If the coat does start to chip, no one will be the wiser unless they're really, really analyzing your hands. As one product reviewer writes, "It gives your nails the right amount of pink tint to look fresh, healthy, professional, and put together. Perfect for anyone who wants to look polished without having to hit the salon." Isn't that what we all want?
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