Click through to see my favorite colors and base and top coats.
Essie “Shop till I Drop” A pretty sheer coral pink. This is the darkest of the group. Use one coat if you want a transparent wash of color. You can build this to opaque with 2-3 coats. I like to use it as a base color under the lighter sheers to give some depth.
OPI “Passion” This is a sheer, glossy pink for a very natural look. It’s very wearable, not too pink and not too beige. Also great for a french manicure.
Essie “Mademoiselle” Glossy and flattering. A very sheer, soft, milky pink color. For natural nails only better, use two coats with a topcoat . Mademoiselle is a bridal favorite.
OPI “Heart Throb” A more pigmented sheer that can be built to opaque. Two coats gives a sheer yet bright rose petal color. Very pink and girly. Looks amazing with a tan and on toes.
OPI Nail Lacquer is rich, long-lasting, high shine, colored nail polish for natural nails.Essie “Sugar Daddy” Another beautiful natural sheer from Essie. A glossy, sheer baby pink nude. Has a little more pink color than “Mademoiselle. Another favorite with brides and also for french manicures.
Make your manicure last!
Orly Polish Shield Easy to apply and dries quickly. For an nice shine and to make your manicure last, apply every few days.
Nail Tek Foundation III Great base coat for all nail types, especially those with ridges or dry, brittle, damaged nails. Formulated with a blend of conditioners, microfibers and natural fillers that create a smooth nail bed ready for polish.
Orly Bonder Rubberized formula grips to your nail and keeps your polish from peeling and chipping. Fast drying and can help your manicure to last up to a week. Love it for pedicures too. It’s always a favorite.
Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat: This is the topcoat used at many nail salons. It’s a durable, fast drying, super high gloss shine that’s guaranteed not to yellow. You’re out the door in a flash with this one. The only problem is that it tends to get thick about halfway through the bottle. It’s still worth it though. Really makes your pedicure last.
Orly Nailtrition: With collagen, wheat protein, and keratin, it helps to strengthen weak, peeling nails. It also promotes nail growth. A great product that you apply twice a day for seven days to help heal nails. It’s a very sheer lightly frosted pink color. I got so many compliments when I was using it that I use it now with a topcoat as a nail color.