6 Nail Polish Colors Every Girl Should Own

Ah, sandal season is finally upon us. When I realized that Wednesday is going to be 70 degrees out, I decided it was time to get my ass into gear making sure my feet looked presentable so I don’t scare anyone off and I swear, every time I go to paint my nails I always find myself reaching for some shade of pink or red (sometimes even neutral!).

5 Nail Polish Colors Every Girl Should OwnOut of my entire nail polish collection (which I think is quite large) only a handful of those colors are anything other than pink or red. Oops? And out of all those pretty shades, I tend to go for the same five all. the. time. No matter the event, the season, or your mood, these six colors will get you through anything and everything, I promise!

5 Nail Polish Colors Every Girl Should OwnFrom left to right: Essie ‘She’s Pampered’ | Essie ‘Topless & Barefoot’ | Essie ‘Bachelorette Bash’ | Essie ‘Forever Yummy’ | OPI ‘Bubble Bath’ | OPI Nail Strengthener

She’s Pampered: This is the perfect in between pink and red color that I have ever happened upon. OK so maybe it looks more red when you actually have it on, but either way – it’s perfect. I actually just painted my toes this color in hopes of wearing sandals this week (fingers crossed).

Topless & Barefoot: I actually bought this color for NYE because they didn’t have any gold glitter nail polish (#basic) left at Target and this was the closest I was getting. I surprisingly ended up loving the color, it’s almost like a champagne color when it’s dried (with a little sparkle & shine) and the best part is that when it chips, you can barely notice!

Bachelorette Bash: This is my absolute favorite pink nail polish color, ever. I currently have three bottles of it (you know, just in case) in my possession and is the one nail polish color that I wear the most out of these five six and c’mon, the name is ADORABLE! The only thing about this color is that the only place I have been able to find it other than buying it online is at Ulta!

Forever Yummy: Disclaimer – I bought this color for my mom but after using it once (and loving it!), I decided it was now my property and snuck it back to school with me. Sorry mom. This is the best red, ever. It’s deep. It’s sassy. It’s fierce. If you’re looking for the perfect red – this is it.

Bubble Bath: This color has been around forever and will always be one of my go-tos. My mom always wore it when I was growing up and I was seriously obsessed with it (I was weird, OK) and when I got my first manicure in second grade for my first communion, this was the color I chose. I typically put on two coats for a natural look but sometimes I get adventurous and will do three to make it more noticeable and ‘rich’ looking!

Nail Strengthener: I’ve tried all sorts of clear coats, but none of them have been as good as this one. Sure, it’s not technically a base coat or top coat, but it still works fab. I also tend to put a clear coat on my nails when I’m not in the mood to paint them just to get a little extra shine on my nails.

Have you tried any of these colors? What are your go-to nail polish colors for year round wear?


  1. March 7, 2016 / 9:25 AM

    I’m a nail polish junkie! In high school, I painted my nails every Saturday morning while I caught up on Pretty Little Liars. I love all of these! I really want to get a good red color (it’s so snazzy) so I’m gonna have to be on the lookout for the one you suggested!


    • March 7, 2016 / 11:47 AM

      Why am I not surprised!? I have many more suggestions if you need them, you have my number 😉

  2. March 7, 2016 / 10:51 AM

    Love all of these colors!! Especially the pink!

    • March 7, 2016 / 11:46 AM

      The pink is one of my favorites!

  3. March 7, 2016 / 11:05 AM

    I need to get a good neutral/natural! Thanks for the tips on tips! 😉

    • March 7, 2016 / 11:46 AM

      Bubble bath is seriously THE best!

  4. March 7, 2016 / 11:07 AM

    I always say I’m going to try new nail polish and end up buying the same shades of pink. Elle woods would approve. 😉

    • March 7, 2016 / 11:44 AM

      I have that one, it’s so fun especially when you have a tan!

  5. March 7, 2016 / 12:32 PM

    All these colours are amazing!
    I really like them all 🙂
    Good choice!!

    Have a nice day!
    Sybille ♡

    The New New Girl

    • March 7, 2016 / 12:36 PM

      Aw, thanks so much Sybille!

  6. March 7, 2016 / 2:13 PM

    I always reach for reds and pinks, as well, because neutrals don’t look so great on me! Someone mentioned it, but my absolute favorite color is also the OPI Cajun Shrimp… it just looks amazing!


    • March 7, 2016 / 4:20 PM

      I tend to wear more pinks and reds than neutrals (they just go blah into my skin tone) but sometimes I will go for it and these are deff my fav neutrals! OPI Cajun Shrimp is a great one, too! I love the hint of orange to it!

    • March 8, 2016 / 10:15 AM

      The shine to it is so pretty!

  7. March 7, 2016 / 8:24 PM

    I absolutely love Bachelorette Bash!
    It’s the perfect pink.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • March 8, 2016 / 10:16 AM

      It’s the best shade of pink I’ve come across thus far! It’s just a bummer that Target never has it!

  8. March 7, 2016 / 10:45 PM

    Agreed! I own sooo many pink and red polishes ! I actually don’t own a nude , I should though ☺️. I’ve been in love with white polish , I think it’s stunning ! Great post
    Danielle Greco | AccordingtoD.com

    • March 8, 2016 / 10:17 AM

      I have a white nail polish and every time I put it on I feel like it doesn’t look “right” on me. Who knows! But having a nude is good, especially when you’re on vacay and don’t want to worry about whether you can see the chips in your nails or not (and it matches everything)!

    • March 8, 2016 / 2:04 PM

      Thanks, Elise! I’m so excited for the warm weather!

  9. March 8, 2016 / 11:42 AM

    I’ve never been a big nail polish person but I like a few of these colors. I have been a consistent acrylic nail gal since I was 16 but now I’m finding that I’m really kind of tired of them. I’ll go get them done only to be disappointed and let them grow out enough to take them off. Now that I’m older too, I’ve noticed that if I paint my nails, my nailbiting goes down quite a bit…unless I’m anxious.

  10. March 8, 2016 / 7:50 PM

    I’m all about pink polish tones too! I just got my nails done actually, and tried this new shade of pink with a little orange in it, and I’m obsessed with this color now!

    Chow Down USA

    • March 8, 2016 / 10:00 PM

      Oh la la! What color is it? I’d love to try it out!

  11. March 9, 2016 / 9:32 PM

    Great picks! I love Bachelorette Bash too (it’s my go-to pink shade) and Bubble Bath for nudes and neutral colors.

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • March 10, 2016 / 10:09 AM

      Great minds think alike!

    • March 10, 2016 / 1:03 PM

      I haven’t used Mimosas for Mr. And Mrs. in SO long! I totally forgot about it!

  12. March 10, 2016 / 9:13 PM

    love your posh polish picks–I am with ya with the clear nail thing…totally do that too..a little shine never hurts!

    • March 11, 2016 / 10:26 AM

      Yes! I actually put a red polish on my nails yesterday and was like I NEED MY CLEAR!

    • March 13, 2016 / 8:20 AM

      Aren’t they all fab colors?!

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