Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

What’s your go-to nail polish? Do you have one? Does it change often?

Temptalia's AnswerThe closest to go-to for me is China Glaze For Audrey, which is pretty much the only shade I wear on my toes.

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108 thoughts on “What’s your go-to nail polish?

  1. Michelle

    MAC Something About Pink….that’s my favorite pink ever!

  2. Mine definitely changes every once in a while, but one that’s stayed with me for a while is Read My Palm by Sephora by OPI. Once I buy Tickle My France-y, that will definitely be my new go-to…

  3. Kaylabella

    It’s usually China Glaze Shower Together for me! It’s amazing!

  4. Haha, that would explain why you had like 5 For Audreys 😉

    My go-to nail polish changes with the season. I tend to wear peaches & corals during the spring. Then move onto greens & blues & purpless during the summer. Then nudes and dark purples during the fall and winter =O Red’s don’t work for me =/

    So right now my goto color is China Glaze’s Agent Lavender. =)

  5. Strawberry Electric by Revlon!

  6. Kathy

    “Dulce de Leche” by OPI! My favorite neutral! It goes with pretty much anything and looks good in any occasion. :)

  7. Liz

    Mine would have to be Illamasqua’s Phallic for sure!

  8. Elsie

    For Audrey is my go to, as well!

  9. Katie

    I’m a sucker for dark reds, so China Glaze Ruby Pumps or OPI Chick Flick Cherry (looks exactly like juicy, ripe cherries).

  10. I have this cheapie red with gold flecks in from a local brand (don’t even know the name! I thinks it called WOW) that I wear everytime I need a pick-me-up. In fact, I put it on just last night. Always makes me feel better and it looks devine on shorter nails.

  11. Céline

    Don’t ask me why nail polishes just doesn’t look good on me. I just have one colored nail polish that is my perfect nude it’s MAC “Abalone Shell” too bad that I have to put three to four coats to have a perfect finish.

  12. Shayna Marie

    I Love Sephora by OPI’s “Lets do Lunch” Its the perfect shade of coral and pink so that its versatile enough for work and going out!

  13. Melanie

    Probably Mink Muffs from Essie :) But I’m not so much of a nail-polish-person, I just hate it, when it finally chips argh. Oh, but I do like my Mac Mauvement pigment as a nail polish very much, too! So pretty :)

  14. My go to would be everything, I am a nail polish junky

  15. Andrea

    OPI You Don’t Know Jacques! and… OPI Sweet Heart

  16. Heidi

    I’ve used up a whole bottle of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nude Shimmer Frost. Love it!

  17. Oh jeez I don’t have one. But I love opi’s colors that are almost black.. I love light my sapphire especially. It was the first opi polish I ever bought and it’s all thick and goopy now ;( but black cherry chutney is another one. I just love the super dark colors but I don’t feel they’re appropriate in the summer lol I guess it doesn’t really matter..

  18. Mel

    When I have no idea what to wear, usually Essie’s Chinchilly or China Glaze Custom Kicks.

  19. Manja

    I like to wear Sally Hansen Cinnasnap on my toes! As for finger nails, my favorite polish was Catrice Sold Out Forever ( but for winter, it will probably a grey, or brown, like Clay-ton my hero but I also really want to get my hands on Orly’s Meet Me Under The Mistletoe :)

  20. kelly

    OPI Passion
    my nails but better colour!
    I am light, neutral to warm (NC20) for ref

  21. Mint Candy Apple by Essie and Mod-ern Girl by OPI

  22. vinna

    MAC Bastille My Heart or Chanel Rouge Noir

    Can’t go wrong with deep red nails

  23. Grace

    “Monsooner or Later” by OPI. It’s a bright orangey red, and it makes me so happy :)

  24. Stephanie

    Palermo Plum by Borghese :) Only color that goes on my toes.

  25. I have a go-to pinkish shade…OPI lucky lucky lavender. A new go-to gold… OPI Glitzerland. And a go-to neutral… MAC Earthly Harmony. These are my favorites!

  26. Laura

    Suzi Skis in the Pyranees suede by OPI, its super pretty and dries in like 30 seconds too!

  27. Jill

    It’s a tie between OPI’s Big Apple Red and Lincoln Park After Dark. It really just depends on which one goes best with the mood, season, etc.

  28. Alyx

    I tend to always go for a fresh light pink. Even in winter it amps up my look instantly. My go to color is Dear Diary by OPI Sephora.

  29. Marisa

    OPI An Affair in Red Square. I love it so much and get tons of compliments. It has replaced I’m Not Really A Waitress as my HG.

  30. Kelly C.

    I guess if I have a go to its probably Terra Mauve by Orly. Nice neutral, dark pink that is perfect for all seasons.

    That’s funny you only use one color on your toes : ) I ONLY paint my toenails; I can’t seem to keep polish on my fingernails for more than a few hours. I’m rather rough with my hands(constantly pink, prying, and I admit, occasionally chewing!) and as soon as one nail chips, I have to peel it all off.

  31. Rozi

    China Glaze Recycle :)

  32. Nikki C

    mac abalone shell or essie mucho dinero
    both great nudes

  33. Parlez Vous OPI – I love my purples and this is the prettiest one ever I think!

  34. Sephroa OPI ‘Metro Chic’

  35. maja pastori

    LAYLA COSMETICS CERAMIC EFFECT n.11, a dove gray with a subtle pink sheen. It’s really pretty and chic, i wear it on both my hands & toes….

  36. stefania

    I really love the bold colors, like estee lauder TANGO (red) or Chanel SPLENDOUR (fucsia),
    and now I’m in love with Konad nail stamp_

  37. Elizabeth

    I always go for my very light colors that are like pearly pink, so for me thats “Bare to Be Different” Sephora by OPI, “Bubble Bath” by OPI, and “Limo-Scene” by Essie.

  38. Petra

    Although I do like to wear reds, blues, greens, purples and nudes, my “usual” go to colours have been those murky browns-mauves. The one I started wearing in highschool and still love it to day is Maybelline’s Touch of Taupe varnish. Along these lines i’ve recently added Chanel Particuliere and OPI You don’t know Jacques (and some no name drugstore brand ones which I can’t think of atm).

  39. Mary

    Inglot 715 – satin, creme pink with beige undertone, fits perfectly to shade of my skin :)

  40. londonhermit

    I have so many that I couldn’t just name one.

  41. Pam

    I change my nail colour every THREE days :) Therefore i have so many go-to nail polishes LOL but i will have to say, my favourite go-to one is Zoya Kelly.

  42. Torrie

    OPI Vodka and Caviar. It is THE BEST red ever

  43. ledonatella

    For fingers it’s Zoya Lily, for Toes it’s Zoya Lola

  44. Metro Chic – Sephora by O.P.I.

  45. Vanesa

    Opi Panda-Monium Pink gives me a clean finished look on the hands and toes.

  46. the_izzle

    Over the Taupe by OPI. I am really loving the neutral shades these days. If I don’t know what to put on my toes, Over the Taupe it is.

  47. Wendy

    Sally Hansen Lickety Split Lime. Not my favorite brand of polish by a longshot, but the color is awesome!

  48. Melissa (divinem)

    spring/summer: Illamasqua Grab (Magenta)
    fall/winter: Nubar Torrid Red

    I must qualify this by saying that I change my nail color 3-4x/wk. If I’m busy though, I’ll stay with the above mentioned, which tend to go with all of my outfits during the corresponding season.

  49. I’m always happy with NARS Tokaido Express for darks, OPI Tickle My Francey for naturals or Color Club Love ‘Em Leave ‘Em for just a little kick (as it’s nude/neutral colored but holographic).

  50. Lady Di.

    Right now its Dive of Geneva from the new OPI swiss collection, its so beautiful!

  51. Kelly

    I love OPI’s “Eifel for this Color.” I like to wear the deep rasberry color year round.

  52. Susan

    I just bought Chanel Paradoxal and I have to admit it’s so worth it. I just had to put it on as soon as I got it! I just love how it looks! I can see myself wearing it often this fall and winter.

  53. vickie

    China Glaze Stella. i always reach for it no matter what season when I dont know what to paint my nails…

  54. Sara

    OPI Parlez-Vous OPI? It’s a beautiful smokey lavender gray color. LOVE!

  55. Mariel

    Opi’s barefoot in Barcelona. When I don’t feel like being over the top and bold with color, I like having mannequin hands lol it’s not too matchy with my skintone but just a perfect neutral.

  56. Sorry, but I have 3…
    Under My Trench Coat (Sephora by OPI)
    Metro Chic (Sephora by OPI)
    Gray Cement (Sally Hansen Xtreme)

  57. Kelli

    OPI’s Midnight in Moscow – I wore it on my toes all winter for the past 2 years

  58. leesie

    I just bought For Audrey on Tuesday, after checking Temptalia for swatches (I’m looking to rebuild the modest nail polish collection I had a few years ago, only with decent polishes). It’s currently my go-to shade, as I only have three others, and two of them are shimmer, which I’ve recently decided I don’t even like in a polish…
    I’ll have you know I wore it out for the first time yesterday (to work, but hey), and received a compliment on it, which I sort of expected, considering how lovely the color is, but has never happened to me with any other polish (and I used to have more than four).
    I bought this polish out of my disappointment at missing out on the first-run BOS III (stupid work), but I expect I’ll be purchasing more China Glaze shades in the future. And it’s your fault.

  59. Leenie

    I don’t have a go to nail polish, I change up my nails like every three days

  60. Charlene

    I usually use Revlon in any shade of purple. But I dont have a specific color. I used purples all year long except Valentines Day, 4ht of July, Thanksgiving thru New Years. When I wears browns, reds, and silvers. Ocassionally I will wear fun colors like Aquas on my birthday and such. :)

  61. Jen

    For a long time mine was OPI samoan sand, I’m now in love with OPI Makes Men Blush :)

  62. Dana

    Essie Cinchilly and Over the top on my fingers and Fiji for my toes

  63. OPI Por Favor is my go to as well as the OPI Designer series anything and a new one that I tried today is Butter London ‘All Hail McQueen’ is so great like that too. Great neutral for work

  64. tremorviolet

    OPI La Paz-itively Hot. It’s the perfect hot pink (with a tiny touch of blue) and has been my trademark nail polish for like five years. On my toes is a just a cheapy Wet&Wild in a pearly dark pink.

  65. Lurique

    At the moment I’m very impressed with Jade Rose. Paradoxal was the color I NEEDED from the fall collections and it is as stunning as I thought it would be. But I didn’t have any high expectations from Jade Rose. Who knew it would look this flattering on me! I’ve had strangers complimenting me on the color, and the only other polish I have that has that effect is For Audrey:-)

  66. OPI Got the blues for red, the perfect shade of slightly dark red

  67. Lynn

    I love love Reds…berries & purples…
    My go-to shades are OPI’s I’m not really a waitress and Eiffel for this color. I also like Miami Beet! And clear polish on days when I’m giving my nails and toes a break from color:)

  68. Regina

    My go-to for toes is Chanel Lotus Rouge. Best red polish ever.

  69. Laurel

    Zoya “Gia,” a classic tomato red.

  70. Rengirl

    I have 2 general go-tos: Orly Gumdrop (which is For Audrey but with a much better formula) and Orly Space Cadet.

    If we’re talking work-safe/family-friendly: Color Club Fashion Addict. This lilac is very flattering and toned down but has holo to satisfy flashy polish addicts like me.

  71. Megan

    China Glaze Innocence. Nice nude, pink, natural, clean looking color. I love it!

  72. Caitlin

    I like to wear “Rumple’s Wiggin” by OPI…. it’s a really light pruple color… it’s almost a nuetral because it is so pale. :)

  73. Kat

    Revlon’s Gold Get’em – it’s a neutral, goes with every outfit, and can be worn year round. Plus it looks nice with just one coat.

  74. ali

    For Audrey! Either that or Tart Deco by Essie :)

  75. starr

    pretty much any brand of black nail polish. i have been using blue india by mac often also rimmels grey matters. i mainly stick with these 3 colors all year!

  76. Iona

    Mine would have to be Deliciously Dark by Rimmel. I always use it on my toes and often on my fingernails. Its a gorgeous dark cherry colour with a subtle shimmer. Always a really good colour for a/w i think. I must have gone through about 5 bottles of the stuff by now.

  77. CeeBee

    Essie Not Just A Pretty Face – perfect nude pink beige!

  78. DeAnna

    OPI Lincoln Park After Dark or a cheap substitude is Hard Candy’s Rumor Mills looks almost the same (but not as good as OPI but I can get it at Walmart when I pick up my deodorant lol)

  79. Trish

    jade is the new black by Opi

  80. Nadia

    Is For Audrey called something different in Toronto? We have a huge selection of China Glaze colours but I can never, ever find For Audrey. Or was it maybe a limited edition?

    To answer the question, I don’t have a go-to nail polish. I only have about 10 colours and I rotate through them. I’ve never been a huge nailpolish buyer/collector…never any money left over after I’m done buying makeup! Lol

  81. Angela

    opi’s lincoln park after dark

  82. Alison

    YSL’s Blanc Lunaire/Moonlight White. It gives nails a white glow and neutralises yellow…. Its like a “My nails, but better” polish!

  83. Erin

    So far there are 2 that I come back to again and again when I can’t decide what to pick. Both are OPI and I use either California Raspberry or That’s an El of a Color. They pretty much go with anything and everything!

  84. Ashley D.

    Sally Hansen HD Nail Polish in Lazer, I love it! Duo chrome Blue.

  85. Anouk

    Lippmann – Ruby Red Slippers <3

  86. Anouk

    Lippmann – ruby red slippers

  87. ilmy

    Opi tickle my franceey it’s beautiful

  88. Marie

    Since I am always in a professional business attire atmosphere, I constantly go for OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy! I am in love with this color because it is nude enough to look natural but still give my nails some color as well! :)

  89. Lowie

    OPI Vodka and Caviar. I love all color nail polish but I always feel best when my nails are painted red and this one is definitely my go-to shade.

  90. Ashley

    Either OPI Tickle My Francey or OPI You Don’t Know Jacques

  91. Sarah

    I have 3 that I grab more often than any other polish I have; Nubar “Indigo Illusion”, Nubar “Wildlife” and Lippmann “Call Me Irresponsible”. If they ever get discontinued, I would cry lol

  92. OPI Jade Is The New Black. I just lovde green polish and that’s the perfect color of green. I don’t do nude or pink polishes 😉

  93. Right now it’s BB Couture Blue Bahama. I’m rockin’ that on my toes :)

  94. Rbl grunge or under my trench coat by opi for sephora..

  95. Megan

    Chanel Blue Satin, I’ve been wearing it on my toes forever.

  96. Beth

    As far as brands go, I always hit up Orly or Pure Ice. Orly for fingers and Pure Ice for toes. The quality you get for less than $2 when it comes to Pure Ice is amazing.

  97. Cat

    My go-to nail polish will forever be Recycle by Rescue Beauty Lounge. It goes with everything I wear, mostly grey, navy, super light blush-peach, and drab greens, and the creme finish is glossy and chic.

  98. Teddy

    OPI Big apple red, Coney island cotton candy, You don’t know Jaques and We’ll always have Paris are my top 4

  99. Lizzy

    My go-to brand is Maybelline quick dry. The color changes, but I can get a gorgeous pro looking toe nail painting that lasts for weeks! And the toes have been blue for the last twenty years. Shade changes, but they just stay blue for some reason? MAC is second best; dries mighty fast too. My fingernails are toast in a few days so I change colors a lot but it has to be quick-dry. I forget and do things, lol.