I feel like everyone has their go to nail polish colors. Ones they always gravitate to, the ones that make them feel good. It’s also so interesting that there are some colors that I just hate on my nails. They literally make me feel weird and not myself.
For me, there are 5 colors I grab no matter the season. Come summer, I usually omit the wine color and lean into something like this. A red-orange of some sort. But I’d say year-round, these are the 5 colors you’ll always see on my nails.
There’s also a reason they’re all Sally Hansen. It’s hands down my favorite nail polish brand. They have the Salon Manicure edition and then also the Gel Collection. I prefer the Salon Manicure, the formula is thicker, but the gel ones really do stay on for a very very long time. Their top coat, ‘Cleared For Takeoff’ is also one that I swear by. I recommend reapplying a top coat every few days to ensure your at home manicure stays as long as possible.
My 5 Favorite Sally Hansen Nail Polish Colors
1. Stark White
An all white nail may be one of my favorite things ever. My one and only complaint is that it tends to get destroyed the fastest. Whether it’s dye from your jeans or other garments, it gets ruined quickly. For summer though, it’s probably one of my favorite shades to wear against a good tan. There’s nothing better than a fresh white manicure.
2. A Good Red
I think it’s safe to say that classic red is my signature nail color. Someone recently asked on my Instagram what my red was that I’m always sporting and it made me feel good that there’s one consistent thing in my style. Red nails and a red lip are a safe bet if you ask me. I prefer a true red and this one is perfection. I also use OPI’s Coca Cola Red as a good substitute as well. This is also usually the color you can always find on my toenails about 75% of the year. In the summer, I do tend to lean into more of an orange red. This one’s my favorite.
3. Neutral Grey
The perfect grey. I love a good grey polish and will vary in how dark it goes. This shade is a good year-round color but I’ve been known to sport a darker version from time to time. It’s dark enough that it doesn’t feel too much like a neutral but also goes with everything. I also really love OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques. Another great grey!
4. Dark Merlot
For years I wore Lincoln Park After Dark (or Midnight) from OPI. But once I found the same hue from Sally Hansen, I haven’t turned back. Pat On The Black is my go to fall color. This is the one shade you won’t see me wear in the summer time though. I think it truly is meant for fall, cozy sweaters and blanket scarves. It just works with all those things.
5. Straight Up Black
For years, I never thought about doing black nail polish ever. I was at the salon with my girlfriend and I was trying to step outside my comfort zone (probably trying to do something outside of the wine color for fall) and ended up on black. I thought there was no way I’d like it, especially on my toes. But turns out, it’s seriously the BEST. I actually really love it in the summertime and makes me feel a little edgier. Speaking of, it’s been a while since I’ve rocked all black so this will be next on my list to use when I do my at-home manicure.