Pastels and reds and nudes, oh my! With so many nail colors available these days, it can be overwhelming choosing the perfect shade. We here at Haut Appetit think a good polish color is like finding a great pair of jeans – you just want to wear them over and over again. From the perfect neutral to the vampiest of reds, we’ve got our current nail obsessions ready to share with you!
This is hands down our favorite dark red nail polish, ever. Chanel nails (no pun intended) the classics like no other and this is no exception. The blackened tone is the perfect shade of deep, mysterious, sexy red that goes with all skin tones from fair to darker. Be sure to call ahead or order this perpetually-popular shade online as it has a history of selling out, and fast!
Our go-to everyday shade is a beautifully delicate neutral from Opi. While the name had us boggled (is buff a reference to how fit the Vampire is? Or is it a Buffy reference?) according to the Opi website the shade is “creamy, pale and nude” just like a vampire. Mystery solved! The shade is the quintessential nude – basic enough to rock every day and still pretty as ever.
Pastels can be a tricky category to wear since they can end up looking less chic and more Easter egg when not done right. However, this gorgeous lavender by Essie is so clean and minimal it almost passes for a neutral. Another color that works surprisingly well with all skin tones, this light purple is just the right amount of whimsy and fun!
On days where dark red doesn’t satisfy the goth in you, you can always go totally black. Finding a true black polish is harder than it sounds but we absolutely love Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer in Little Black Dress. As deep and dark as they come, this shade makes us feel sophisticated in the most darkly fab of ways.