Post # 1
I have a coworker who’s absolutely obsessed with nail polish (as in, she has a special wall rack built to hold it all and goes on cross-border shopping trips to pick up US-exclusive shades) and we had a heated debate earlier about what I would like to dub the “signature polish.”
When I find something that works, I basically never, ever change it. I’m also one of those paler than pale Irish girls who, instead of turning beautifully brown throughout summer, burns, peels, then goes back to the same flourescent shade of white as before–unless I’m lucky enough to tan RED! It’s fantastic.
So, when I found OPI for Sephora’s Leotard Optional shade, and it just worked so perfectly on my skin tone–not too pink, not too beige, not too trendy and just perfect for the professional world–I basically never looked back. I’ve gone through most of a bottle since, and I panic whenver I walk into Sephora and see that it’s out of stock that, once my bottle runs out, I’m screwed. I feel like I’m a reverse commitmentphobe!
(image from http://blushingnoir.com/)
Whereas my coworker literally changes her nail polish at least four, five times a week–even though she does the most AMAZING nail art that I would never be able to do in my life! She basically thinks I’m insane for being able to settle on one polish colour. She also swears she will never, ever get a Shellac manicure, mostly because she couldn’t live with one colour for two weeks, hahah.
So does anyone else have a signature polish!? Bring them out, I’d love to see them! Or am I the strange one here?
Post # 3
I don’t have a signature polish. I get bored with the same color after a while.
Post # 4
I literally have over 200 bottles of nail polish so I could never stick with just one color. I do wear various shades of blue and green most often though.
Post # 5
I have like five or six different polishes in a range from pale pale sheer pink to watermelon to dusty rose. I have the Essie version of the color you posted on right now. Those are colors that work for me (I am also very pale in a pink and cream at the same time kind of way so typical “pale person” colors don’t always work for me) and I don’t like to venture outside of them. I also find that the more bright/distinct from my skin tone a color is, the more often I have to redo it and that is not high on my prioity list. So I would say that while I don’t have a signature color, I do have a very small and quite neutral range.
Post # 6
IF i were to have a signature shade it would probably be OPI’s sweet memories. Which is totally plain jane and not me.
I am similar to your co-worker (Sorry!) I have WAY TOO many polishes (red’s blue’s purple’s green’s orange’s very few yellow.. and so on).. I have a custom rack and even that isn’t enough. I do funky colors and nail art but that pale pink is my “pallette cleanser”. I love it.
NOT MY NAILS
Post # 7
Mine: Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI
Post # 8
OPI: Bubble Bath. Its a translucent creamy pink that just makes my nails look healthy and…polished…heh.
Post # 9
I think your idea is fantastic and I may consider adopting it even though I get my nails done regularly at the salon. My color does stay the same in 2 week increments, but from now on, I may just keep the same shade! It looks great on you and very professional, clean and polished. Classic!
Post # 10
My go-to is Red Carpet Manicure Simply Adorable.
Post # 11
I sort of do…
I do some sort of variation of this color.
In the spring, I rend to go a little more bright and pink. In the summer, I go more purple. In the fall I do a more golden red. During the winter, I go straight red.
Post # 12
I’m an OPI bubble bath girl, too! I wore it on my wedding day with a shade of blue on my ring fingers :).
Post # 13
Third vote here for OPI Bubble Bath. And OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest in the cooler months.
Post # 14
I always use Essie “Better Together” from the 2011 wedding collection… got it on sale soemwhere two years ago and I LOVE it.
I’m like you though – this is a mini bottle, and I don’t do my nails frequently… I’m running low so yikes! I don’t think they sell it anymore!
I might need to check out OPI Bubble Bath… looks pretty comparable.
Post # 15
i have over 200 bottles of nailpolish. so i don’t have a specific signature one. however, i’ve gone through two bottles of essie’s “sugar daddy”. it’s my “i don’t have time to do a fun color, i’ll just put this on my nails so it looks like they’re done” color. i wear it between my fun colors.
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@MrsRevolutionize: I don’t have a signature polish, but I seem to buy a lot of blue polish… I hardly ever wear it though – I worked as a waitress in high school so wasn’t allowed to wear it, so I never got the practise of putting it one well. I’m getting better, but then it chips like the next day and I’m just like “Ugh, why did I waste all my time on that?”