Every year kicks off with a glimmer of hope and excitement for the future, but by the time February rolls around, that new year starts to feel a little less... new. The February lull is real — and if you're finding yourself in the thick of it right now, why not take to your favorite cocktail bar this weekend (bye, Dry January) with a sparkly manicure to manifest your 2019 energy?
A sheer shimmer polish is understated and pairs well with any outfit, yet hits the light with a glitziness that will have the girl standing next to gushing over your fingernails. Plus, it'll cost you a fraction of the price of that silver sequin skirt you've been eyeing on Net-a-Porter, but know realistically you'll only wear once (or never).
From Deborah Lippmann's shiny rose quartz to Essie's gunmetal gray, here are the best shimmer polishes to get your 2019 started — again.