Today we have five nail polish colours that every woman should have in her beauty cupboard. Kind of like wardrobe staples, but for your fingers. Polishes to suit work, play and everything in between. As a nail polish addict, this post was kind of hard to write (I don’t want anyone to ask me to cut down to just five colours!) but if you’re short on cash or storage (or you just don’t like nail polish that much) then here are the top five colours you need.
Nudes are amazing because the possibilities are endless. Wear it solo for a clean and professional look, pair it with white tips for a classic look or if you’re feeling slightly bold (but not bold enough to rock a full bright mani) pair it with coloured tips!
My favourites are:
OPI Mimosas for Mr and Mrs – this has a slight pinkness to it.
Picture Polish Nude – this has been my favourite nude for a long time now.
Zoya Minka – this is from the Touch collection.
I have been addicted to white polish for a long time. Wear it solo, on your tips or even as a base coat to get a different look on another polish.
My Favourites are:
OPI Alpine Snow – while a little streaky (three coats required), it is as white as white.
Darling Porcelain – a gorgeous glossy white by an Australian brand.
Nicole by OPI It’s All About The Glam – one from the Kardashion Kollection which has a tiny hint of shimmer.
I can’t go past a red lip or a red nail. Both are timeless and match everything. When in doubt? wear red!
Essie Really Red – a beautiful red creme.
SAX No.51 – my current favourite.
Face Of Australia Summer Spice - a beautifully bold polish with a slight orange tone to it.
An ‘Almost’ Black
So dark that it could be black meaning it goes with any outfit but you get that gorgeous hint of blue in the light.
My favourites are -
Essie Bobbing for Baubles – this has a slight grey tone too which I love.
Zoya Cynthia – a stunning, dark ‘inky’ blue.
Ski Teal We Drop – this has a slight green (or teal) tone to it, very pretty!
Depending on your day job, you might not get as much use out of a glitter as you do the other polishes but everyone needs a bit of sparkle in their life!
My Favourites -
Nicole By OPI Wear Something Spar-Kylie – it is pink and glittery, what more could you want?
Orly Androgynie – a black polish with gold, silver and multi coloured glitter.
China Glaze Ruby Pumps – the bottle picture does not do it justice but if I had to wear one polish for the rest of my life, it would be Ruby Pumps.
I have linked each polish to where they can be purchased from so that all the hard work is taken care of! Especially for Essie, China Glaze, Orly and OPI, I recommend NailEtc or Transdesign. Even with shipping, the nail polishes are much cheaper than buying in store and if you’re only after a bottle or two, why not combine orders (and share shipping costs) with a friend!