20 Nail Shades We Love

Nail Polish-Rescue Beauty Lounge in Locavore-Lippmann Collection in Nefertiti-Estée Lauder in Gold
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20 Nail Shades We Love

01 of 07

Loud Pinks

Nail Polish-Dior in Black Dahlia-Dior in Red Dahlia-Zoya in Anaka
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(clockwise from top)
Zoya in Anaka, $7; zoya.com
Looks stunning on darker skin.

Dior in Red Dahlia, $20; at Sephora
Reminds us of our Barbie dream house-in a good way.

Dior in Black Dahlia, $20; dillards.com
A bluish magenta that falls halfway between a bright and a dark.

02 of 07


Nail Polish-L'Oréal Paris in Innocence-Essie in Angel Food-MAC in Blissed Out
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L'Oreal Paris in Innocence, $5; lorealparis.com
Instantly gives nails a buff and healthy finish.

Essie in Angel Food , $8; essie.com
The ideal French manicure pink-minus the cheesy faux-tips.

MAC in Blissed Out, $12; maccosmetics.com
Not your grandmother's beige.

03 of 07


Nail Polish-Nars in Jungle Red-Essie in Fishnet Stockings-Chanel in Dragon
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Nars in Jungle Red, $16; narscosmetics.com
A deep red brownish red that doesn't tip into maroon.

Essie in Fishnet Stockings, $8; essie.com
A classic burlesque red.

Chanel in Dragon, $23; chanel.com
Our favorite orange-red. And psst...looks amazing on short nails.

04 of 07

Blues and Grays

Nail Polish-Lippmann Collection in Don't Tell Mama-YSL in Tuxedo Grey-Sally Hansen in Blazing Blue
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Sally Hansen in Blazing Blue, $5; at Target
Night sky blue with tiny silver flecks.

YSL in Tuxedo Grey, $20; yslbeautyus.com
Chic and classic, like a YSL smoking jacket for your nails.

Lippmann Collection in Don't Tell Mama, $16; at Neiman Marcus
Like a mood ring, this chameleon shade is black, turquoise, and teal all at once.

05 of 07


Nail Polish-Revlon in Plum Night-OPI in Lincoln Park After Dark-Essie in Wicked
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Revlon in Plum Night, $5; at Walgreens
Inky without being goth.

OPI in Lincoln Park After Dark, $9; at Ulta
Good for those nights we feel like getting in a little trouble.

Essie in Wicked, $8; essie.com
The first dark shade we ever fell in love with.

06 of 07

Soft Metallics

Nail Polish-Revlon in Silver Screen-Chanel in Trapèze-
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Revlon in Silver Screen (top), $5; at Walgreens
The same glitz-and none of the chintz-as tinsel.

Chanel in Trapèze, $23; chanel.com
Our go-to metallic neutral.

07 of 07

Bold Metallics

Nail Polish-Rescue Beauty Lounge in Locavore-Lippmann Collection in Nefertiti-Estée Lauder in Gold
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Lippmann Collection in Nefertiti, $16; at neimanmarcus.com
Two coats yield a rich, gold-foil effect.

Estee Lauder in Gold, $18; esteelauder.com
A bronzey shade that warms up any skintone.

Rescue Beauty Lounge in Locavore, $18; rescuebeauty.com
A party on your fingertips.

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