If you could only wear one nail polish for the rest of your life, which would you wear?

If you could only wear one nail polish for the rest of your life, which would you wear? Share!

Illamasqua Raindrops comes to mind, but I also really love Zoya Binx these days…

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Pink gel coat, by Perfect Formula. My nails love it – it is expensive for something so mundane, but I ALWAYS get compliments when I wear it. Once I am tired of naked nails, I don’t even have to remove it – it doubles quite nicely as a base coat.

Thx for posting my question Christine! I’m a red nail girl, and I really like OPI’s The Thrill of Brazil, so I’d probably choose that. It’s inexpensive, and lasts about seven days on me, which is pretty good for my oily nail beds.

OH god that is a touch question…
But I guess I will choose Estee Lauder Hot coral ……:))
Its coral and approriate for all season as well 😉

OPI Pompeii Purple. I just never get tired of it. And it goes with my tons of magenta/fuchsia/hot pink lipsticks (that I swear are all different colors no matter what my husband thinks).

A holographic for sure !
The Enchanted Dime Piece. It’s a silver holographic nail polish.
It has the rainbow colors, so it’s like to wear every colors !
I think i’ll be happy with it all my life 😀 !

Oh man, this is a hard one. If I can cheat the question, I would say Revlon’s Eclectic (a mint) with French manicure-style white tips. A minty French manicure just looks amazing, and Eclectic is just a perfect color. Revlon brushes are thin and pathetic, but the color and lasting power is awesome.

Christine, where do you buy Illamasqua in the States now? It seems like neither Sephora nor Bloomingdale’s are carrying it anymore, at least online. :/

I don’t think I could commit to just one! That said Illamasqua Cameo, Chanel Tapage and A England Ascalon have all been getting a lot of wear from me recently.

Chanel Frisson 🙂 It goes with everything, makes my nails look instantly helathy and more polished (ba dum TISH!!), and even has a touch of sparkle. It is my conference nail polish! You can even get different effects with different numbers of coats – my favouite is actually one!

I rarely wear nude nails, but in this case I would. I would learn to hate any one single colour if I had to wear it every single day. Any one specific colour may not work with everything I wear. Also, I was pondering black except for the ‘rest of your life’ part which had me thinking black wouldn’t look so good on very aging hands. So yeah, nude nails.

Maybe OPI You’re Such a Budapest. The formula is really thin, but the color is a to die for periwinkle. On my toes, it would definitely be China Glaze I’m Not Lion.

Lincoln Park After Dark. I just seriously love it. It’s been my favorite for almost 10 years now. Give me vampy nails or give me death.

Illamasqua Throb. I believe that it is the perfect classic red polish. It has the right amount of blue and shine. The formula is not too thick or thin either.

Nubar Reclaim! Green isn’t even my favorite color, but that’s my all-time favorite polish and I’d be too sad to be unable to wear it anymore. It’s got such a gorgeous holographic shift. 🙂

This one’s easy, I’ve worn OPI’s La Paz-itively Hot for the last six or seven years. I think it’s the perfect hot pink with just the right amount of blue. It’s looks mostly matte but there’s very subtle shimmer.

Vintage Revlon “Nordic Nude”. It’s exactly the color of my fingers and makes my hands look so finished even if my nails are short. I definitely hoarded it when I found it because it’s so perfect

China Glaze Custom Kicks! I could throw out all my other polishes and wear Custom Kicks everyday for the rest of my life and never get tired of it!

Since I’d want it to go with anything I’d wear, I’d choose either Nails, Inc. Gel Effect in Porchester Square or Tom Ford Sugar Dune.

First polish I thought of was Rimmel Pillar Box. It’s an older, 60 second something or other Rimmel, I’d call it a jelly, and I just figured out how to make it apply nicely. I couldn’t stop looking at it once it was on! Maybe Zoya Jade would make this list or China Glaze Pure Torture. I’m a red kinda girl, if I can only have one!

Dior Wonderland. I am obsessed with this color. I love all the Dior polishes. The application is gorgeous, and the brush is the best I have ever used. I get a solid 3-4 days of wear out of the Dior polish as well. And that is saying a lot because I work as a nurse and I am constantly having to wash my hands and put alcohol sanitizer on them. Most polishes don’t last a day.

If I could wear only one it would be sheer torture!!! However, as I too am a red girl, it would have to be Chanel Dragon, followed closely by OPI Skyfall, THE perfect burgundy/oxblood.

China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps is my ultimate. No matter how many bottles I buy of other colors, I always have at least one of these, and at least every third or fourth polish change I switch to that one. Essie’s Forever Yummy is a close second, I love a true red, but Ruby Pumps is the only polish I have bought repeatedly. Although, for the record, my nightmare is something like one polish for the rest of my life. 🙂 I live for variety!

Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream is probably my favorite polish of all time. Or OPI Vampire State Building, for something slightly more understated (at least compared to sparkly sea green).

I would choose Essie Merino Cool. It’s just a pulled together color for me and goes with everything yet doesn’t overpower.

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