Our Ultimate Nail Polish Guide

Written by on August 28, 2013 in Beauty - 4 Comments
Our Ultimate Nail Polish Guide

Forget sifting through a plethora of nail polish when you’re unsure of what to paint your digits. From sweet and subtle nudes to show-stopping glitter accents, we’ve rounded up the ultimate guide to nail polish favorites for every price point.

For a prim and classic manicure, nothing beats the perfect nude polish. Our picks:
OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons ($8)
Essie Brooch the Subject ($8)
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail in How Romantic ($5)

Red polish is a classic choice, and the only thing you need for a retro glam manicure—no fancy nail art required! Our picks:
Chanel Le Vernis Dragon ($27)
Jin Soon Coquette ($18)
NARS Cosmetics Nail Polish Rouge Andalou ($19)

If you want a look that’s flirty yet refined, pink digits are the way to go. Our picks:
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Rose Baby Doll ($25)
Julep Nail Vernis in Reese ($14)
Zoya in Tobey ($8)

Glittery nails are playful and celebratory—the perfect choice for nights out! Our picks:
Deborah Lippmann Glitter and Be Gay ($19)
Butter London Rosie Lee Nail Lacquer ($15)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Glinda ($18)

Metallic nails should be your manicure of choice if you’re looking for sophisticated sparkle. Our picks:
Essie Penny Talk ($8)
Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Metallic Green ($20)
Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Viridian ($17)

By Kara Manos of Politics of Pretty.

  • Shoegal Out In The World

    Great nail polish guide… I love that there are high end as well as drugstore picks… My favorites are the nude & metallic choices, I have way too many red polishes, it’s high time I try something new…

    Have a great day!!!

    xoxo Violeta, your Shoegal Out In The World


  • http://www.evesaddiction.com/ Eve’s Addiction

    Great fall colors and a nice brand variation. Personally, I think OPI can do no wrong! But I may just have to try that YSL pink!

    xx http://www.evesaddictionblog.com

  • Amlys

    I thought I would stick with my usual hues, but there’s something about the Illamasqua Viridian that just stands out. It’s a beautiful green that feels surprisingly adult. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it.

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