If there is anything I suck at, it’s painting my own nails. But let’s be real — going to the salon every two weeks is not cheap, and for the last year or so, it wasn’t even realistic. After a lot of trial and error, I’ve finally learned to paint my own nails in the comfort of my own home. But, still, for me, the hardest aspect of painting my own nails is picking a color.
At a nail salon, you stare at the wall with all those beautiful shades, and it feels like the hardest decision you will ever have to make in your entire life. At home, you may pull out your old shoebox filled with nail polishes from every brand you can think of. (Side note: You may want to check if they are expired.) With so many colors and so many launches, how do you pick “the one”?
To give you a hand (pun definitely intended), we’ve rounded up all the best nail polish shades that have launched in 2021 so far, with formulas at every price point and with every imaginable finish. Get ready to find your new favorite.
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