Ideal vs. Great Deal: Nail Polish
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Update your manicure with these hot picks (and steals!) from our Beauty Director Colleen Sullivan.
Ideal: New neutrals
Chanel Nail Colour in Rose Confidential
"This incredibly sophisticated
salmon color ($23, chanel.com) makes me feel stylish even when I'm wearing jeans and sweaters."
Great Deal: New neutrals
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel in Pink Bliss
"If you don't want your hands to outshine your outfit, this
neutral pink ($4, drugstores) is your go-to shade. It's subtle but not at all boring."
Ideal: Marvelous metallics
Nars Vintage Nail Polish in Full Metal Jacket
"No worrying about matching my nails to my outfit. This
gunmetal hue ($16, narscosmetics.com) complements everything in my wardrobe—red, black, purple. It's great on toes, too!"
Great Deal: Marvelous metallics
OPI Nail Lacquer in Bling Dynasty
caramel gold ($8, opi.com) has eye-catching shimmer but is subtle enough to wear to work. Avoid a too-glam look by keeping rings and bracelets to a minimum."
Ideal: Bold and beautiful
Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Knees Up
"A nice twist on the classic holiday red, this
festive hue's ($14, butterlondon.com) pink undertones and subtle shimmer give nails just the right amount of pop."
Great Deal: Bold and beautiful
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Problem Child
"The perfect complement to your LBD, this gorgeous
deep-purple shade ($7, drugstores) contains a base coat, growth treatment, color, and top coat in one!"