I've had my mind on shimmering blue nail polishes ever since I saw Jin Soon Choi painting a particularly stunning shade of metallic turquoise on the models' nails backstage at Karen Walker's New York Fashion Week show. Seeking out the perfect riff, I eventually found it in Essie's "Dive Bar," an oceanic shade that tempers flashiness with its dark tones.
Having always been a fan of deep shades, I'm into the way this one reads as black-green until you look at it up close. And although I wear it with short nails — talons make taking out contact lenses really hard — I think it would look pretty badass on girls with longer ones. Full-on sea witch.
Essie polish in "Dive Bar," $8.50, available at Beauty.com.
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