Reader's Choice: Top Ten Nail Polishes

If there's one thing that makes us feel good, it's rocking our favorite nail polish! We could be bloated, cranky, or having boyfriend drama--but one glance down at a fierce mani/pedi is enough to completely lift our mood (for a little while, at least)! Recently, we asked our Facebook friends to name their favorite nail polish shades, and the results are in! Here, your top ten most coveted polishes of all time.
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 02, 2010

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If there’s one thing that makes us feel good, it’s rocking our favorite nail polish! We could be bloated, cranky, or having boyfriend drama—but one glance down at a fierce mani/pedi is enough to completely lift our mood (for a little while, at least)! Recently, we asked our Facebook friends to name their favorite nail polish shades, and the results are in! Here, your top ten most coveted polishes of all time.

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“I’m a huge fan of ”http://www.mbeautylounge.com/nailpolish/zoya/2587-malia-zoya-nail-polish.html" target="_new">Zoya Nail Polish in Malia ($5.80)," said ESSENCE.COM reader D de Randamie. “I always get so many compliments when I wear this color.”

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“I love bright bumblebee yellow,” said Facebook friend Giovanna Achebe. “It pops like you wouldn’t believe with my skintone. And I’m a big girl, but I can wear the bright pretty colors like anyone else!” Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish in Yellow Fever ($18) was a definite fan favorite.

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“In summer, I love a fuschia or magenta color on my toes, like ”http://www.amazon.com/OPI-Classic-Shades-Lacquer-Waitress/dp/B000CECV92" target="_new">OPI Nail Polish in I’m Not Really a Waitress ($2.99)," said ESSENCE.COM reader Kimberlie Clarke.

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“I love ”http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=210428&catid=352&cmbProdBrandFilter=15543&aid=337953&aparam=opi_nail_lacquer_you_do&CAWELAID=292680403" target="_new">Degree Women ($8) grayish hue!" gushed Facebook friend Maame Adjoa Duker. This bestselling, unexpected neutral is one of the chicest of the season!

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“I like soft pinks,” said ESSENCE.COM reader Lisa Johnson. “When I polish my nails, it’s always pink.” Your overwhelming ‘soft pink’ favorite was Essie Nail Polish in Mademoiselle ($8).

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“I love electric blue polish,” raved ESSENCE.COM reader Yketha Grant-Brown. “I used to love that color on my acrylic nails in high school!” Many of our readers named Rococo Matte Nail Polish in Eccentric ($7) as a favorite.

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“If your looking for a gorgeous red, try ”http://www.sallybeauty.com/china-glaze/SBS-606303,default,pd.html" target="_new">China Glaze Nail Polish in Ravishing Dahling ($6)," said ESSENCE reader Tamico Flack. “OMG…so pretty!”

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“”http://www.amazon.com/Essie-Resort-Collection-turquoise-Caicos-720/dp/B003IX5N3K" target="_new">Essie Nail Polish in Turquoise & Caicos ($3.50) is a FAB color," said Kendra Williams. “Just lovely!”

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A great number of our Facebook friends layer on Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Hardener ($6.99) after applying polish. The nourishing top coat helps keeps nails strong and durable, and prevents chipping.

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“I love old schoolTheons Nail Polish #5 ($2.99)!" gushed Valencia Robertson. “Y’all don’t know nothing about that!”