Nailing It

My Top 10 Polishes

Top 10 PolishesWhen I got into nail stamping, I became suddenly obsessed with nail polish. My once very basic collection mushroomed into a colorful basket. Here are ten favorites that I reach for over and over again. All swatches are done with two coats except for the two chunky glitter polishes, which are one coat.

set in stones essie

Essie Set in Stones ($9)

Essie set in stones

This is my favorite way to add some zing to any nail design. I reach for this chunky silver glitter over and over and just dab it strategically around each nail for a gorgeous sparkle.

a rose mylady milaniMilani A Rose Mylady ($5)

Milani A Rose Mylady

This find was the result of a Holy Grail Quest for the perfect nude-pink polish. It’s the kind of lovely, subtle color that works with anything you’re wearing.

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Sinful Colors Gorgeous ($2)

Sinful Colors Gorgeous

When it comes to pedicure colors, it just doesn’t get much better than this. It’s begging to peek out from a pair of sandals. And TWO dollars? Are you kidding me?!

strapless ulta

ULTA Strapless ($8)

ULTA Strapless

This lovely, sophisticated taupe color has just a hint of shimmer to make it an intriguing neutral.

beyond cozy essie

Essie Beyond Cozy ($9)

essie beyond cozy

When I saw this polish in the Duane Reade in Times Square I just had to have it. It’s a finely milled, fully opaque, glittery/metallic polish that hovers between pewter and antique gold. It would be a perfect way to jazz up an LBD.

blue steel mineral fusion

Mineral Fusion Blue Steel ($8)

Mineral Fusion Blue Steel

I first found this brand in Whole Foods, but you can now get it at ULTA. This is a fabulous chrome polish with a cool, metallic finish.

tart deco essie

Essie Tart Deco ($9)

Essie tart decoThis has to be one of the brand’s most popular shades. I’ve seen it referenced at least twice in movies and television. It is the quintessential summer polish for your fingers or your toes. This peachy-coral color is just the thing for summer dresses, pool parties and trips to the beach.

whirlwind romance SpaRitualSpaRitual Whirlwind Romance ($12)

SpaRitual Whirlwind Romance

If you are looking for an alternative to clear polish that doesn’t bore you to pieces, this is your color. This milky, iridescent peach color goes on sheer but gives your nails the most lovely glow. It’s also a great base color for french manicures.

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Essie Show Me the Ring ($5)

Essie show me the ring

As the name implies, this champagne color was made for showing off the ring! It’s shimmery but not glittery and gives your nails just a bit of shine.

SEPHORA by OPI

Sephora by OPI Come to Pappa-razzi! ($14)

SEPHORA by OPI Come to Pappa-razzi!

This line has unfortunately been discontinued, but I just had to include this fun, jazzy glitter polish. It’s a mix of chunky flakes in rust, gold and black that totally transforms the look of any polish. You can still get it on Ebay or Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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