Top 5 Nail Polishes to Rock Through 2016

Colorful trends right at your fingertips



Starry Starry Night by Essie

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Nail polish is always a must, and it really works well in any situation. From a formal night out on the town to an everyday work ensemble, don't let your nails be bare! Instead, check out some of the Top 5 Nail Colors of 2016. You're sure to stand out with these beautiful colors!

Starry Starry Night by Essie

Starry Starry Night is a fun yet sophisticated color that embraces the trend of glittery navy shades. It's a sheer but buildable, jelly–based midnight blue with small, sparse blue and silver glitter. For an opaque finish, two to three coats should get the job done. Finish the look with Essie's Matte About You matte top coat to maximize the glitter effect. This coveted nail polish, which was initially made with real diamond dust, was originally released in 1985 and discontinued in 1998 when the dust supply ran short. Nail polish collectors and fanatics may recognize the shade from an eBay bidding war, where it ultimately sold for $250. The brand recently released their Retro Revival collection in honor of their 35th anniversary. For a limited time, Essie is selling the collection that features six different, popular shades from past Essie collections that have since been discontinued. Starry Starry Night retails for $8.50 at Essie and prices may vary at drugstores.

Geena by Julep in Rose Quartz

Geena - Rose quartz

Every year, Pantone declares a Color of the Year. Recently, the company announced they would have two colors of the year, one of which is rose quartz. Wear the shade of the year on your nails with Geena by Julep. The color is a pink, iridescent shimmer that has a glitter finish. Geena is a full–coverage glitter polish that can be worn sheer, over a similar crème polish or alone (becoming opaque with three coats). This shade represents January in Julep's Birthstone Collection. The pink polish was named after actress, writer and Olympic archery team semi-finalist, Geena Davis, who was born January 21st. All of the polishes by Julep are 5–free, vegan and contain ingredients (Hexanal and antioxidant green coffee extract) that condition and build up nail strength. Geena is available for $14 at Julep

I Know What Boys Like by Deborah Lippmann

Deborah Lippmann

Another shade chosen by Pantone is called Serenity, a soft periwinkle. I Know What Boys Like by Deborah Lippmann is a crème polish that can be opaque in two to three coats. It's a throwback to the 80's as this shade, described as "playful periwinkle," used vintage prom dresses as inspiration for the color and got its name from the song of the same name by The Waitresses. Blues can be intimidating to rock, but this unique color is an attention grabber and a great addition to any polish collection.This fun shade can be worn year–round and is available for $18 at Deborah Lippmann.