Do you like this plum color? Or would you prefer a bright pink? Blaze Nail Lacquer
($8 to $13; blazenailpolish.com
) lets you have it both ways. It goes on one shade, then morphs into a new one when exposed to sunlight (and changes back once you're indoors again). Choose from more than 35 color duos (here, Pop Pink/Plum Twist). Shown on model's thumb, top left, and bottom right.
The polishes in the China Glaze "Eye Candy"
collection ($7; sallybeauty.com
) are infused with shimmer particles in a variety of sizes and shapes. The effect: a revolution in glitter. The particles look as if they're sparkling right off your nail (shown here: Material Girl). Shown on model's forefinger.
After a second coat of Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish
(here, in House of Parliament, $16; sephora.com
), hold the polish's cap over each nail. An embedded magnet attracts iron powder in the polish, swirling it into a mesmerizing pattern. Shown on model's middle finger.
Love the long-lasting shine of a gel manicure but not the salon time? Stay home and try Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel
($8; drugstores), available in 30 shades (here, Red Carpet). Shown on model's ring finger.
Equally durable—and pretty—is Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV-Free Gel-Color;
choose from 12 flattering shades like this one, Lily Pink ($12; nutranail.com
). Shown on model's pinky finger.
Never have we been so happy (preposterously happy!) with a polish remover. Soy Remover Wipes by Priti NYC
($10 for a pack of ten; pritinyc.com
) are portable, contain no stinky acetone, moisturize with organic lemongrass oil, and take off every last bit of color. Genius. Shown top right.
For a traditional look, consider OPI'
s latest ($8.50; opi.com
for salons; available February 8), a lineup of pinks, neutrals, and a few chic surprises, like this soft seafoam (Thanks a WindMillion). Shown bottom left.
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