Nail Polish

Sally Hansen and Crayola Just Collaborated on the Most Adorable Nail Polish Line

Now you can take coloring inside the lines to the next level.

The Prettiest Manicure and Pedicure Combos for Summer

After a long winter, it’s finally time for your feet to come out of hiding. Treat yourself to a mani/pedi—and this time skip the hemming and hawing in front of that wall of colors. We’ve come up with five great starting points, and loads of directions they can go in. Choose your own (color) adventure.​

Our Editors’ All-Time Favorite Nail Polish Colors

Essie has officially dubbed June 1st as National Nail Polish Day. So, to celebrate, Real Simple staffers share their go-to nail polish colors and formulas. 

How to Create a Marble Manicure

While some nail art can look childish or overdone, marbleized nails look sophisticated and are surprisingly simple to DIY.

5 Drugstore Product Picks Nail Experts Can’t Live Without

The best beauty products in the drugstore aisles handpicked by New York City nail artist Jin Soon Choi.

6 Pretty Polishes for Valentine’s Day

Whether you love or hate the holiday, we have nail polish for however you’re feeling this Valentine’s Day.

5 At-Home Gel Nail Polishes That Don’t Require a Light

Like the idea of a shiny, long-lasting, chip-free manicure but don’t want to go to the salon or stick your hands under a light? Here, five gel-like options that solve those dilemmas. 

8 Chic Manicure and Pedicure Color Combinations for Fall

You’ve probably packed away your strappy sandals and wedges for next summer, and the days spent with your neon-painted toes in the sand are over, so try these pretty manicure and pedicure pairings to help you transition into fall. You don’t have to wait until next spring to get creative with your pedicure colors just because your toes will be covered as the weather turns cooler. It’s still fun to choose some interesting colors on your toes (and plus, it might cure the post-summer blues), instead of opting for clear polish or plain nails. Plus, if you’re lucky to live in a warm climate and can swing open-toed shoes in October and November, you can don these combinations separately on your fingers and toes to show them off. Or, paint them together on your tips (yes, nail art is still a thing). There’s a color combination for any style or mood. Want to stick to the basics? Try wine and mauve nail polish colors together—wine is a classic color for this season, while mauve doesn’t stray far from the color palette. To take it to another level, try a warm latte-colored brown paired with a sparkly copper hue for a bit of a metallic surprise. And if you’re feeling really daring, pair two metallics together—might we suggest a glittery charcoal hue and a silver polish? Whichever combination you choose, it’s fun to experiment with your nail colors this fall.  

5 Clever Ways To Revive a Chipped Manicure 

Take your mid-week nails from sad to sophisticated using one of these simple solutions.

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Paint Your Own Nails

DIY manicures require time, patience, and the kind of precision only those who are ambidextrous possess—until now. Enter British nail brand Nails Inc. and their latest beauty lifesaver—spray on nail polish. You’re welcome.