By Victoria Moorhouse
Updated Jun 08, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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We won’t see Kate Middleton wearing it any time soon, but that doesn’t mean red nail polish is dead. A glossy red manicure or pedicure is one of the most timeless beauty looks ever, right up there with a bob and black eyeliner.

If you’re stumped on which red to select from the thousands of options available, why not turn to statistics to help guide your decision?

Get this: Twelve bottles of Essie’s Forever Yummy are sold every hour. The $9 shade is described as a creamy tango red, which means you can count on it for really standing out when it's painted on your nail. It's the perfect mix between a true orange and a red, like that rorange lipstick you wear every single summer. It pops without totally dominating your beauty look.

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That's not nearly the only Essie nail polish with an impressive résumé. Ballet Slippers is approved by Queen Elizabeth herself, while Topless & Barefoot was the most popular shade on Pinterest last year. Three thousand bottles of the barely-there, neutral shade are sold every week.

So whether you want to keep it classic or play with a one of summer's biggest color trends, essie pretty much has your back.