Sometimes the best form of reinvention can be something as easy as a new nail color. A fresh coat of paint can often give a completely new sense of confidence and relay important messages about ourselves. Whether we do our nails at home or have them done by a professional, there’s nothing like sporting a new hue to express ourselves and start anew.
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With National Nail Polish Day upon us, we found ourselves mulling over some important questions. Most notably, what are the most popular shades of lacquer sold and how can we get our hands (and nails) on them? So, we compiled a list of the top-selling colors for all of our favorite nail polish brands. Scroll down to see what they all have in common!
Smith & Cult 1972 ($18)
Everything that glitters isn’t gold, but we definitely want to make a case for this rose gold perfection. This beloved-by-Beyonce gloss has sold out multiple times since its initial launch last year and still has trouble staying on shelves. It’s not hard to see why Smith & Cult’s 1972 is such a fan favorite; the bottle is just as much a work of art itself as the polish inside. We won’t be hiding this one in our medicine cabinets…
Among the 50 shades of beige available on the nail polish market right now, this SFW option is one of our absolute faves, and it’s not just us—Topless & Barefoot by Essie sold 3,000 bottles every week last year and was 2017’s most pinned varnish on Pinterest. Translation: We totally have it featured on all 50 of our Pinterest wedding boards. Talk about a tasteful nude.
CND VINYLUX Field Fox ($10)
Though just three years old, Field Fox by CND quickly rose to become the most sold varnish by the company. Don’t just take it from us though; this au naturel color is the most popular for home purchases AND in salons, so it’s approved by beauty mavens and professionals all over the country. Bonus: it’s also incredibly long-wearing and packs amazing color payoff to make it—wait for it—a mauve made in heaven.
Sex and the City fans sound off: SJP collaborated with Deborah Lippmann to create this best-selling shade and we couldn’t love it more. Sarah Smiles was the brainchild of life post-SATC for Parker. She wanted something to reflect how much she’d grown in her personal life since the show, and lo and behold, Deborah Lippmann’s first-ever collaboration was born. The best news? Whether you’re a Carrie or a Samantha, this universal neutral is sure to look amazing on you.
JINsoon Nostalgia ($18)
While others may indulge in a little nostalgia via chokers and jelly shoes, we find that we prefer to do so with JINsoon’s glaze. This classic hue—inspired by Old Hollywood Glamour in the ’50s—deserves to be among the standard ruby reds and jet blacks of nail polish collections everywhere. This chic shade is also a 10-free polish, meaning that it has all of the ingredients you want and none of the ones you don’t!
Zoya Rue ($10)
This 10-free lacquer from Zoya is a first date flush in a bottle. Rue, inspired by its strong-yet-soft namesake in the Hunger Games series, is a rosy polish that paints on to provide major color payoff, but still complement any skin tone. This gloss boss goes on smoothly in even coats and has a huge fan base—a bottle of this polish is sold every 30 seconds!
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