all that glitters…are the new topcoats from essie.

by liza darwin

If you've been looking for a way to get around the difficult "holiday festive" dress codes this season (who came up with that, anyway?), we've found your easy solution.

Essie has just debuted a mini-collection of topcoats for Nordstrom, packed with tons of shimmery flakes that look really chic on a nude nail and layered over other colors.

Sure, you can use your New Years plans as an excuse to buy the polishes in the first place. But given the fact that they work just as well with jeans as they do a party dress, we don't blame you if you keep wearing them long after the holiday hangover has finally subsided.

$8 here.