Ever since I can remember, I have not left my house without painted nails. I love a good salon moment, but I also like painting my nails myself. I find it relaxing and rewarding once I'm done. The only problem with doing my nails myself is that I'm limited to the nail colors in my own polish collection, which is much smaller than a nail salon's.
When I'm feeling adventurous, I always turn to China Glaze nail polish. The brand has virtually every shade imaginable (a rainbow-colored polish, anyone?), and they last on my nails without chipping or bubbling. Here, I've ranked the 20 China Glaze nail polishes that I think deserve a spot in the nail polish Hall of Fame (a thing I really wish existed).
20. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in White on White
The perfect milky white—I love using this color on my toes.
19. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Kill the Lights
18. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Let's Jam
17. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in For Audrey
Breakfast at Tiffany's, anyone? This nail polish is the iconic Tiffany blue.
16. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Pearl Jammin'
This pearlescent polish is unique and looks glamorous every situation.
15. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Bottoms Up
14. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Head to Taupe
13. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Let's Groove
12. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Sparkle On
Red polish will always be a staple, but red with a touch of glitter adds a hint of glamour.
11. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Rainbow
I can't imagine a better shade of white than one that incorporates shimmer in every shade of the rainbow.
10. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Dress Me Up
Brown and gold blend together for an effortlessly wearable nail color.
9. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Emerald Bae
Emerald green is arguably the color of the year. It looks daring but still sophisticated on your fingertips.
8. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Concrete Catwalk
Gray nail polish is sleek and simple, and this dark, blue-leaning shade is perfect if you have cooler undertones.
7. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Don't Be Sea-Salty
One of my favorite summertime nail polishes, this neon-pink shimmer polish makes your nails pop.
6. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Long Kiss
Burgundy polish will always be classic. A hint of gold shimmer amps this one up.
5. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Liquid Leather
Like wearing your favorite leather jacket on your fingertips.
4. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Flame-Boyant
Bright, classic red that works with virtually every outfit.
3. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Fifth Avenue
Dusty-rose polish will always be a staple for me, and this one is so balanced.
2. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Note to Selfie
More sophisticated than your usual nude, this polish blends brown and rose tones for a color that goes with every outfit.
1. China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Bare Attack
If I want to paint my nails brown, this is the shade I'll always reach for—it's warm and balanced.
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Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.
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