Nails vs. Rain

Hello loves! 

It's been rainy here in Atlanta, and the absence of seeing the sun because of cloudy skies has made me feel a bit gloomy (not complaining though, let the plants drink up all that water!) Whenever I want to unwind, I paint my nails. It takes precision but it doesn't make my brain hurt (that would be math.) It's calming.

So, here are my top 5 nail picks to instantly brighten foggy days.

The nail polish is called, I kid you not, "Everybody Loves Redmond." Sigh. Click to enlarge.

1. Bright red
I bought this color a while ago and didn't realize how brilliant it would actually be. I know what you're thinking. "Wet n wild? Isn't that brand in the dollar section at Wal-Mart? (there's nothing wrong with walmart, they did carry that amazing Patti Labelle sweet potato pie last thanksgiving. Thank you walmart.) The answer is yes, it is. But it goes on so smooth, delivers a pretty and vibrant red, and the applicator is so easy to manage. I'm definitely getting more, even if some of their nail polishes are called "2% milk." I'm not joking. 

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2. Dark green with a twist
I painted my nails dark green, but it was a bit boring. I ended up painting my ring finger a bright greenish color and it made a huge difference. I think accenting the ring finger with a shade of the same color family is a great way to keep things interesting. 

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3. Lavender
I am in love with this color. Like so, so, in love. At first I thought it would be a demure lavender, but when I put it on it became this blueish-purpleish color that was hypnotizing. I take way too many pictures of it. Ok I need to go get more. 

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4. French mani for the vibrant
Although it's a little harder to do this mani, the results are gorgeous and an immediate conversation starter. I did my most recent mani, the nude + red tips with a nude color and bright red- I basically just drew a thin line with the applicator after the nude nail polish finished drying. It didn't take too long, and I'm literally smiling as I type this because they look so cute.

What's your favorite nail polish color? Let me know if you try any of these on insta and twitter! @myclosetetc and @nikkaduarte

Oh, and if you're curious as to which nail polishes I used, here they are: 
Bright red, dark green with a twist, lavender, french mani for the vibrant.