Do you have a go-to nail polish?


Do you have a go-to nail polish? For fingers and/or toes? Share!

The closest I have to a go-to would be Illamasqua’s Raindrops but even that I can’t say I wear that often (usually testing something else!).

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Depends on the occasion – at Xmas my holy grail was Essie Ruby Slippers but they just HAD to discontinue it!! Haven’t found one as glittery since! In the summer I go BRIGHT with neons. MAC Steamy (bright but not a neon) was my go-to for many summers!

Right now, it is, hands down, Wet n Wild’s Buffy the Violet Slayer. It is the most incredible purple. Of all my high end, low end, and in-betweener polishes, it’s my go-to color. It’s been my favorite for two years running. Zoya’s Channing is an up-and-comer that could roust it from it’s favored spot for autumn, though.

For my toes I would pick Topless & Barefoot (Essie) or Mod About You (OPI). My fingers would be Macks (Essie) because it’s the perfect shade of red that can be worn all year long.

Butter London Wallis, Illamasqua Nomad or I layer Zoya Miley and Dharma. If I don’t feel a pull toward any of my other polish at the time, I’ll almost always fall back to those.

any pixie dust for me.. really any textured ones but pixie dusts are my favorites. especially the new fall colors!!! i just love that i don’t need a basecoat or topcoat and mistakes can be fixed easily. and i always get compliments on them!

OPI “Wooden Shoe Like to Know” and Wet n Wild “Haze of Love.” I can never go wrong with these, but they just so happen to also be PERFECT for autumn!

Right now, I’m loving Rebel Fox and The 444 from butter London, Isherwood and Black Metal Dahlia from OCC, and the new Urban Decay polishes. I haven’t found my prefect pink polish yet. 🙁

Not a specific polish, but some variation on nude + subtle sparkle is my go-to look, because it looks “polished” without drawing too much attention to my often stubby nails. OPI Not Tonight Honey with a little Sidecar from the UD Naked polish collection is a great example. But I’ve been more into my nails recently and it is almost summer here, so I’ve been rocking brights the past few weeks.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve hemmed and hawed over what to wear on my nails and I’ve just gone “F it, I’m gonna put on Butter London Knackered again.” It’s pretty much as many of my favorite things in nail polish that can possible be shoved into one bottle.

The color it displaced, which I still love a lot, is Zoya Zara.

I love knackered! And I love layering it over other polishes. If I’m sick of my manicure, but don’t really have time to change it, I just put a layer of knackered over it. I haven’t found a polish that it really looks bad over.

Essie’s Maximilian Strasse-Her – muted yet interesting colour (and I love all greens) and I find the application pretty impossible to mess up.

No, I have such a huge nail polish collection that I like to wear something I’ve never worn before most of the time. I have a few that I keep coming back to, though. I wear OPI Diva of Geneva a lot during fall and winter, it’s a great medium-dark purply wine with golden shimmer.

My favorite fingernail polish is still Deborah Lippmann Dark Side of the Moon. That said, I have a lot of nailpolish and rotate frequently. I have been really liking Chanel Lilis too.

I don’t have a specific shade, but for autumn & winter my go-to polish would be anything red. In the spring & summer it would be anything pink or green. But for my toes, my go-to is always Essie Butler Please.

OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark. Spring, summer, winter, fall. I will wear it whenever. I swear I’m probably going to get married wearing this nail polish. I just love super dark polishes!

essie mademoiselle – nude
chanel rouge noir – dark
chanel pirate – red
essie a list -red
these are the ones that I keep repurchasing, even if I have 100+ nail polishes, I use these up, these are HGs, and to-go ones:)

Zoya ‘Colbie’ is my ‘power’ nail polish, and a Caroline New York light grey nail polish for field work days (which I need to find a dupe soon as I am running low).

I’d say my go-to’s for office-friendly and ease of use are:

Chanel Frenzy
Marc Jacobs Baby Jane
Cult Nails – Lets Get Dirty
Chanel Pirate

The list could go on LOL.

I’m tempted to say any of the OPI NYC Ballet 2011 polishes, because those are my most used, but I think I found a new go-to polish just recently (it’s on my nails now!). It is Revlon Colorstay Stormy Night. It goes with everything for fall and compliments my pale/pink skin tone.

My aunt bought me a kit of ELF nail polish for Christmas last year and I fell in love with a shade called Cherry Bomb. The bottle is tiny, so I’ve been on the hunt for a dupe ever since. When I find it, that shade will be my go-to forever and always.

I love this color (got the same set last year) and while it’s not exactly a cheap option, Deborah Lippmann Single Ladies is a dead ringer for it.

I keep finding myself going back to Illamasqua Scarab, even though I prefer Zoya’s longer lasting formula. I just love the toned down, deep red metallic color, especially for fall and it goes well with my wardrobe.

On my hands it definitely Chanel Frenzy – it just looks chic and polished anytime of year. In the summer my go to on my toes is Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic, in the winter I don’t usually paint them.

OPI Malaga Wine… but only in my dreams! My nails break easily so I usually end up having to keep them short, and I don’t like dark polish on my short nail beds 🙁 but if I could keep my nails long, this polish is all I’d ever use.

Yves Saint Laurent’s Rose Romantique (25) is my go-to nail polish. It’s incredibly subtle, so it might not be worth the money for some people. However, it glides on so well and eaves you with a streak free and high gloss finish. I highly recommend you go try it out, if you can. It’s a perfect “work” color. 🙂

I am currently *obsessed* Illamasqua’s Cameo and I’ve been wearing it as often as possible recently but normally I tend to gravitate towards oxbloods for regular wear.

I have close to 200 bottles of nail polish. Almost all of them are OPI but I have a few essie. Whenever OPI releases a new collection, I buy most of them, so I really don’t have a go to color. With that being said, a few of my favorites, all being OPI, are Unripened, Midnight in Moscow, Crown Me Already, Suzi Ski’s in the Pyrenees, Eurso Euro, Fly, and DS Magic. .

That is a surprising response Christine. I would’ve thought you’d pick something coral or gold. 🙂 I love fuschia polishes myself. Right now I’m loving China Glaze Purple Panic.

I’ve worn OPI’s La Paz-itively Hot on my nails for years and it’s become my trademark color. I think it’s the perfect hot pink with just enough blue. I don’t even really see it as a color anymore, it feels like a natural part of my nails.

My go-to is Cult Nails Nevermore. I wear that more than any other polish I own. I’m on like my 3rd or 4th bottle. It’s great for layering, it’s a 1 coat perfect black, and it looks good on its own.

OPI Red-y for Anything. I only use it on my toes, so I have been through almost two bottles. I haven’t purchased one in ages because I’m rationing it as it’s discontinued (I think). The texture and the color are perfection. I also really like OPI Affair in Red Square. I enjoy trying other polishes. But those two are winners. No doubt about it. Look great on my pale skin.

My favorite color changes on a daily basis, so I don’t have a favorite nail polish shade… I do, however, have a favorite top coat: China Glaze Fairy Dust. Holographic microglitter that makes any color look like sparkly rainbows!

Fuggen Ugly by ManGlaze is my choice whenever I am uninspired or don’t want to think about colour choices or if I do not have a lot of time for my manicure. It is edgy, punkrock, stylish and cool all at the same time and it matches all my clothes. It is the only polish I own with a back up bottle.
It dries superfast too and application is a breeze.

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