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You can be decisive about work, child care and exactly which show to binge watch on Netflix (The Great British Baking Show, duh), but when it comes to choosing a mani color, you’re at a total loss. Then, once you do decide, you’re instantly hit with a case of pedicure envy brought on by the women with good taste seated beside you. That’s why we decided to ask 13 real women to spill on their go-to hue.

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essie fifth avenue

Essie “Fifth Avenue”

“I wear the red-orange hue year-round. In the winter, it warms things up. In the summer, it’s bright and fun. And year-round, it saves me the headache of deciding on a color I may or may not like in the end.” — Lauren

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essie sand tropez

Essie “Sand Tropez”

“It’s the perfect neutral. It matches with everything and when my nails get chipped the second I walk out of the salon—every time!—it’s minimally noticeable.” — Grace

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smith and cult kundalini hustle

Smith & Cult “Kundalini Hustle”

“It’s the best bright red out there. It doesn’t hurt that it lasts for at least a week and is super shiny.” — Katherine

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essie bobbing for baubles

Essie “Bobbing for Baubles”

“I’m not a fan of pinks/reds with my skin tone and much prefer deep greens and blues. This one is hands-down the best shade of slate blue. It looks classy, but it’s also fun and a little different.” — Rachel

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opi red my fortune cookie

OPI “Red My Fortune Cookie”

“It’s the perfect slightly orangey red that makes you look a tiny bit tanner no matter if it’s mid-summer or the dead of winter. I bought my own bottle because I love it so much.” — Bri

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orly kiss me I m kind

Orly “Kiss Me, I’m Kind”

“It’s the perfect barely-there pink that never looks too pink and I think it’s a nice neutral match for my skin tone. It’s also really buildable and makes nails look super polished, but natural at the same time. It makes me feel classy.” — Cristina

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essie licorice

Essie “Licorice”

“Like much of my wardrobe, it’s pitch black and makes me feel cool. It’s also super easy to fill in chips in between manicures and I like the way it contrasts with my blindingly white skin.” — Sarah

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opi dutch tulips

OPI “Dutch Tulips”

“I love this for my toes. It’s a pinkish red and never fails in any season. Also, the name just makes me happy.” — Carin

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dazzle dry boss

Dazzle Dry “Boss”

“I found this color at a boutique nail salon. It’s subtle and sophisticated—the perfect pink nude.” — Jill

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essie wicked

Essie “Wicked”

“It’s a dark red that goes with everything. And it makes me feel like a badass.” — Caylin

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deborah lippmann truly madly deeply

Deborah Lippmann “Truly Madly Deeply”

“There’s something so elegant about a grayish mauve. It’s a darker shade, but not too dark that you can’t wear it in the spring/summer, too.” — Rachel

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opi i m not really a waitress

OPI “I’m Not Really a Waitress”

“This is a beautiful red with the slightest shimmer. I also just love the name.” — Cathy

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nars milos

Anything Gold

“I don’t really pay attention to the brand, but gold is my solid go-to option for when I can’t think about what I want. It matches everything always and makes me feel sparkly no matter the season.” — Annie

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