By Kristin Granero
Tired of getting the same French or natural manicure for the office? Freshen things up with a new range of coffee and crimson-dipped hues that are as stylish as they are sophisticated. From “Powder Posse” to “I’m My Own Hero,” read on to discover your new best kept secret.
1. Smith & Cult “Powder Posse”
This new opaque pale lilac pick ($18) from Smith & Cult’s non-toxic lacquer line strikes the perfect balance between subtle and sweet—perfect for spring.
2. Essie Gel Couture in “Good Knight”
Channel your darker side with this hue ($11.50) from Essie’s new gel couture Enchanted collection. Described as a “midnight mahogany red”, the low-maintenance gel formula is designed to last up to 12 days so you don’t need to worry about reapplying often (just apply the gel topcoat and you’re good to go).
3. Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in “I’m My Own Hero”
This dusty cream color ($20) from Deborah Lippmann comes with a powerful message. Keep it on-hand for those times you could use a little reminder of just how far you’ve come.
4. Sally Hansen Color Therapy in “Chai on Life”
This peppy polish ($8) from Sally Hansen is infused with argan oil for nourishing nails with wear. The brand boasts up to ten days of color so you don’t need to worry about it chipping into your actual latte.
5. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine in “Jezebel”
Achieve hi-shine with this opaque black cherry red hue ($18) from Marc Jacobs Beauty, which boasts up to 30x the brilliance of regular lacquer. Perfect for fall, the sleek bottle design was apparently inspired by an Ellsworth Kelly painting from Marc Jacobs’ own living room.
6. Dior Vernis Gel Shine in “Incognito”
Go into stealth mode with this light ‘greige’ shade ($28) from Dior, a modern alternative to the beige nail. You can top with the brand’s gel coat to up the gloss factor.
7. OPI Gel in “Me, Myselfie & I”
Remember to take care of #1 with this bright idea of a shade ($11) from OPI’s California Dreaming collection. Add a bold red lip and you have the ultimate beauty power couple.
Kristin Granero has 10 years of experience in journalism and digital media, having written for publications like Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Women’sI Health and Teen Vogue, and managed social campaigns for TV networks like HBO. When she’s not exploring the latest industry trends or serving up tips for Ed, she’s searching for the latest and greatest guac in New York City.