The other day I was attempting to pick out a pale lavender nail polish for my own collection.  An Easter-egg inspired hue, something I’ve read is very on trend right now.  I had 2 colors in my hand and was unsure which one I would LOVE more: one slightly deeper in shade, the other lighter almost as if it had more white pigment mixed in.  I as reminded how often in the nail room guests have difficulty committing to one polish color over another that they like.  To solve my dilemma, I went to the nail room, removed the existing polish from both my thumbs and gave each one a shade I was trying to choose between.  Would you believe that in doing that, I had found a WINNER!  The thing is: certain colors are more flattering against some skin tones, while others flatter another skin tone.  Where other times, it’s all just really what you love.

So next time you’re in a bind to pick out a color you’ll be staring at for the next few weeks, take time to just polish one nail on each hand!

pictured: opi new york city ballet colors coming to domani SOON!