Whether you reach for pinks or reds, these festive polishes will upgrade your mani in a sweet way.

By Jennifer Aldrich
Updated January 09, 2020
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Treating yourself to a manicure (or more affordably, painting your nails) is an easy way to add a little something special to any look. Whether you're planning on a date night, girl's night out, or an evening at home on Valentine's Day, there's a color on this list we think you will absolutely love. We found eight gorgeous hues in various shades of pinks and reds—and even one white—that are durable, shiny, and easy to apply. In fact, these products are so gorgeous you might just find your new favorite lacquer. To ensure your mani lasts beyond February 14, don't forget to check out our simple ticks and tricks for flawless nail application.

Courtesy of Ulta

This Valentine's Day, reach for a zesty, happy-go-lucky color like coral. The orangey-pink hue is especially gorgeous on darker skin tones, and it can be rocked well into summer. Essie promises the polish provides a durable, glossy finish.

Buy It: $9, Ulta

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Upgrade your ruby red nails with this duo. Apply two coats of Fear of Missing Out for a high-shine base, and finish the look with a layer of Never Low Key; its specks of red and gold glitter will add glamorous shimmer and dimension. Both polishes are made with frankincense oil to strengthen and protect nails.

Buy It: $15, Sephora

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We're so in love with this powdery pink. The chip-resistant formula is vegan and free of three chemicals often found in polish: toluene, dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), and formaldehyde. The brand is popular at Target, with a 4.8 out of five-star rating from more than 1,600 reviewers.

Buy It: $10.49, Target

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If you wear Nars' makeup products, you'll be all about the brand's new nail colors. This hot pink, nearly neon hue will make a bold statement. Nars notes the glossy finish works best with its base coat and topcoat that both sell for $20.

Buy It: $20, Neiman Marcus

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Calling all vino lovers: This wine-inspired hue is for you. The rich, elegant red complements all skin tones. Thanks to the pigmented formula, you only need two coats for complete coverage and ultimate shine.

Buy It: $37, Saks Fifth Avenue

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Red nail polish is classic, and it's a color that can be worn all year long. This hue is part of OPI's Infinite Shine collection that stays shiny and chip-free for up to 11 days.

Buy It: $12.94, Walmart

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Two polishes for the price of one? We're sold. Although these flirty hues were meant to be layered, you can definitely rock each on their own. According to the product description, the formula is designeded to look like a gel, minus the damage.

Buy It: $19, Nordstrom

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Even if you're not usually a white nail polish person, this option is worth a try. The creamy opaque color looks gorgeous on its own or can be applied with other colors or a sparkly topcoat. Butter London's products have a four out of five-star rating from nearly 500 buyers. One happy reviewer calls the brand "simply the best."

Buy It: $10.69, Overstock

Comments (1)

January 23, 2019
Revlon nail polish doesn't cost $12.24, where in the world are you shopping?