Unlike an expensive trip to a massage parlor or a rant to your boyfriend, nail painting is a guiltless way to totally detox.
Maybe it's just me, with my Type A personality and love of color, but a new coat of polish feels like peeling off the old, tired version of myself and starting over.
Vamping it up with a dark burgundy shade can make you feel a bit sexier and more confident than before. A nude or baby pink is feminine and subtly pushes you to get a little flirtier.
If you're a polish fanatic, you anticipate the change each season brings. Fall is basically Christmas for nail fiends.
This season, we've done the work for you and tested out the best colors on the market.
Spicy Red and Plum Tones
Bring a bit of Morocco's spice market home this fall with a warm red-orange that's a bit reminiscent of henna. The color complements dark skin tones in a way that's especially great on short nails.
On the other hand, we also love a rich purple so luxe you're reminded why royalty wore the color. With jewel tones suddenly omnipresent on the fashion scene, this polish can serve as a statement piece in lieu of buying trendy clothing.
Deep Teal And Shimmery Blue
Blue nail polish strikes a chord between statement and subtle. It's not quite the Wet n Wild black polish you wore as a teenager, but it does lends itself to drama. We love the idea of using teal instead of basic navy as a way of updating your nail game.
Although shimmer hasn't been cool since middle school, it has quickly become a new trend this season.
Baked Nude And Rich Copper
Tan and matte shades feel edgy, perhaps because we're usually quick to grab the nearest pink-hued polish. Instead of sticking with your old standard, grab a caramel-tinged substitute.
If you're more of a glitter girl, try a color that still hints at naked without taking the idea overboard. This OPI shade is so subtle you can even get away with wearing it to work.