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What Does Your Manicure Say About You?


Like a carefully selected accessory, your nail polish reflects everything from your sense of style to your creative flair. Here, find the mani you wear the most to learn what it reveals about you!

Dark Colors: You’re a Multifaceted Leader

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The deeper the hue, the more power it exudes. In other words, your manicure conveys confidence! Such rich shades also reflect your mystique because, like your nail color, hardly anything about you is transparent. Though you may be enigmatic, your leadership skills are clear: Assertive and perceptive, you take charge of every situation.

WW pick: OPI Nail Lacquer in Lincoln Park After Dark ($10.50, Amazon)

French Manicure: You’re a Cultured Sophisticate

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The soft hues that characterize this classic style epitomize grace and femininity. As its name implies, your manicure also hints at your worldliness: Whether you’re going on a treasure hunt for antiques or taking a trip to an exotic locale, you have a discerning eye and enjoy exploring new places.

WW pick: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails French Manicure in Nearly Nude ($6.99, Ulta)

Pastels: You’re a Whimsical Free Spirit

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These spring-perfect hues typify optimism and youthful energy. As playful as you are joyful, you make friends easily and relish the renaissance of nature this season embodies, whether that means tending to blooming flowers in your garden or enjoying a walk in the warm sunshine.

WW pick: essie Nail Polish in Go Ginza ($5.49, Amazon)

Metallics: You’re a Generous Charmer

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The head-turning shine that makes your manicure stand out captures your star power. Outgoing and charismatic, you’re completely comfortable in the spotlight. Yet whether you’re hosting a casual spring brunch or attending a posh soirée, you have an enviable knack for making everyone around you let down their guard and feel like they’re a star.

WW pick: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in 153 Go for Gold ($4.99, Target)

Nail Art: You’re an Adventurous Creative

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Transforming your nails into miniature paintings points to your rich imagination and thirst for novelty. Easily bored, you likely experiment with eclectic manicure motifs. That’s because you know that making the world a more beautiful place starts with the subtlest of details — including the palate at your fingertips.

WW pick: STMT DIY Nail Art Kit ($26, Michaels)

Nudes: You’re an Elegant Doer

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Understated and utterly versatile, neutral shades reflect your effortless elegance. A consummate multitasker, you’re able to juggle a million responsibilities at once without missing a beat — or chipping a nail. Indeed, your natural, subtle choice of polish complements the many hats you wear and talents you share with others.

WW pick: For fairer skin tones: essie Nail Polish in Sand Tropez ($4.49, Target), for darker skin tones: essie Nail Polish in Truth or Bare ($8.49, Amazon)

This article originally appeared in our print magazine. 

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