Health & Beauty

5 Top Ultra-Glossy Nail Polishes

January 30, 2024

Super high shine is super “in” with nail colours this winter season. It’s all about finding hues that are more polished and shimmery, and can offer a touch of glitz to your hands. There are lots of shades to play with, from solid colours to metallics, and they all add instant refinement to your look. Looking for some glistening hand glam? Start here! —Jennifer Cox

Miracle Gel nail colour from Sally Hansen is a two-step gel-like system manicure that doesn’t require a UV lamp. This durable polish lasts throughout everyday wear and tear, and it is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish. It also removes easily with regular nail polish remover. We love the colour Game of Chromes ($9, available through Amazon) for its metallic shine and glittery result.

If you are a 90s gal, you’re going to fall in love with BKIND’s Britney polish, which is a flashy, glittery pink straight out of the 90s. Their polishes are vegan, 77% plant-based, and 21-FREE, meaning they are free of 21 toxic ingredients that are generally found in other nail polishes. This professional-grade polish is super easy to apply, it dries quickly, and it will give you a long-lasting, luminous finish.

The Essie colour low tide high slit ($9, available at London Drugs) takes two hot trends and puts them in one handy bottle: a natural camel colour (neutrals are all the rage too) with lots of glossiness. Chic and understated, this classy shade is a couture gel polish that offers long-lasting colour and a luxurious, high-shine finish. It’s easy to apply and just as easy to take off too.

Londonbeauty’s Vixen nail polish ($16) is a decadent, ruby red hue that will turn heads. It has a rich, metallic shimmer and is full of depth. It delivers gel-like wear and shine with effortless application. And it’s formulated to provide nails with the perfect balance of strength and moisturization.

For intense glossy shine and lots of glamour there’s the Gucci collection of nail polish ($45, available at Sephora Canada). Available in a range of beautiful hues, this polish smooths out ridges and imperfections on the nail surface while providing high coverage from the first coat. It’s easy to apply thanks to the custom-designed brush shape, the formula is fast to dry, and it won’t leave any streaks.


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