The Best Nail Polish Colors for Every Zodiac Sign
You know the struggle: You arrive at the salon, eager to freshen up your look with an immaculate new manicure. But you're immediately overwhelmed by all the pretty colors and just can't make up your mind (looking at you, Libra). So we took the guesswork out of choosing your next nail color with a little help from our astrologically inclined friends at Mojave Rising.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 18)
The gregarious Aquarius loves toeing that fine line between slightly eccentric and totally bonkers. Vibrant shades of coral with neon undertones say, “I’m independent. Deal with it!”
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19-MARCH 20)
Complex, emotional and ever-changing: the Piscean way. Your ability to handle the ebb and flow of life (with a healthy dose of skepticism) is why you need a polish that shimmers and adapts to the light. Basically anything as shifty as your mood.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19)
Energetic Aries is all about self-assertion and boldness in work and romance. Meet your match headfirst with a powerful metallic polish that pretty much can't go unnoticed.
Formula X ($14)
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)
At her best, a Taurus is earthy, sensual, decadent and maybe even a touch hedonistic. If that's you, opt for colors that look as delicious as, say, a box of espresso-filled chocolate truffles.
HIPP x RGB ($9)
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20)
Curious, open-minded Geminis are total pros at drawing unexpected connections between people and ideas. Iridescent, pearly shades that reflect the light show your shimmery, luminescent spirit.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22)
Homebodies at heart, Cancers have a rich emotional world and crave stability and comfort. Deep violets with midnight flecks are soothing and peaceful, with a cool touch of sophistication.
LEO (JULY 23-AUGUST 22)
The Leo lady craves creativity, passion and over-the-top theatrics. Fiery red is a classic choice, but don’t overlook the opportunity to dip your paws tips in one of the season’s biggest trends: a pearly Pinot.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 22)
A little bit shy, a little bit introverted and absolutely esoteric, Virgos take care to develop (and protect) their integrity and moral code. Honor your sweet and thoughtful spirit with a light-as-air, sheer hue.
Smith & Cult ($18)
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 22)
Diplomats at heart, Libras’ omnipresent struggle is learning when to compromise…and when to assert. Cool gray is just as chic and wearable as any neutral, and perfectly toes the line between black and white (thank goodness).
Butter London ($18)
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 21)
Powerful, fierce and intense, Scorpios are resourceful travelers and aren’t afraid of a little mystery now and then. Dark and inky shades work best for this intrepid sign, who’s just as confident camping in the wilderness as she is party-hopping in Cannes.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22-DECEMBER 21)
The easygoing Sagittarius approaches the good, the bad and the ugly of life with grace, humor and generosity. Inviting shades of creamy pastels really capture your essence. Keep calm and carry on, girl.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 19)
The new nudes (with warm, blushy undertones) are a perfect fit for traditional and serious Capricorn. Added bonus: The color creates an illusion of long, elegant fingers, which pairs well with your taste for the finer things in life, be it macarons or Thin Mints.
Deborah Lippmann ($18)
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